Camping Magazine, 9/11 TV News, Periodic Table, More: Monday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, August 16, 2021


Out & About Live: Get free access to the Camping digital archive. “You can search and read any feature from the magazine during this time – travel, sites, tent tests, buying guides, gear reviews and more. In fact, you can search for any word or phrase and you will discover all the articles that have appeared in Camping magazine over this time, helping you to find everything you need instantly! And for a limited time, you can try this amazing new feature for free and see for yourself how good it is.” This looks like an Exact Editions project with a free trial.


Internet Archive: Reflecting on 9/11: Twenty Years of Archived TV News – Special Event and Resources. “On Thursday, September 9, the Internet Archive will host an online webinar, ‘Reflecting on 9/11: Twenty Years of Archived TV News’ Learn from scholars, journalists, archivists, and data scientists about the importance of archived television for gaining insights into our evolving understanding of history and society.”


The Verge: Google is adding an interactive periodic table to search. “I wasn’t the best chemistry student growing up, but I’ve had a lot of fun clicking on different elements and learning about things like an element’s atomic mass, melting point, and seeing a 3D model of each element, which I find particularly cool. Each element that I’ve clicked on also includes a short fact — like that thallium was used as the murder agent in an Agatha Christie novel, apparently.”


Make Tech Easier: How to Create Shorts with YouTube for Android and iOS. “TikTok’s rising popularity has inspired competing apps like YouTube to add similar options. Consequently, on Android and iOS, you can now create small videos in portrait orientation called ‘Shorts,’ which are limited to up to 60 seconds. In this tutorial, we walk you through the basics of creating a YouTube Shorts on Android and iOS apps.”


Telegraph India: ‘Library man’ tribal official in Jharkhand establishes 25 libraries. “A tribal official in the agriculture department in Jharkhand has earned the moniker of Kolhan’s ‘library man’ for establishing as many as 25 libraries, including 12 digital libraries, in over a decade to help underprivileged students pursue their dream of higher education. Sanjay Kachyap, a 40-year-old market secretary of the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Parsudih (Jamshedpur), has used his own experience of struggles in pursuing higher education to provide the benefits of libraries to poor students in rural hinterlands, mostly in rebel-hit areas.”

BNN Bloomberg: Google and Facebook’s New Cable to Link Japan and Southeast Asia. “Dubbed Apricot, the infrastructure project will link Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Guam, the Philippines and Indonesia and help serve growing demand for broadband access and 5G wireless connectivity, Facebook said. In March, the company announced two new transpacific subsea cables connecting Singapore to the U.S. west coast, Bifrost and Echo, with Google participating in the latter.”


HuffPost: A Powerful New Deepfake Tool Has Digitally Undressed Thousands Of Women. “Far more advanced than the now-defunct ‘DeepNude’ app that went viral in 2019, this new site has amassed more than 38 million hits since the start of this year, and has become an open secret in misogynist corners of the web. (HuffPost is not naming the site in order to avoid directing further traffic to it.) It went offline briefly Monday after HuffPost reached out to its original web host provider, IP Volume Inc., which quickly terminated its hosting services. But the site was back up less than a day later with a new host — as is often the case with abusive websites.”

BBC: Would you let a robot lawyer defend you?. “Could your next lawyer be a robot? It sounds far fetched, but artificial intelligence (AI) software systems – computer programs that can update and ‘think’ by themselves – are increasingly being used by the legal community.”


New York Times: The Experts Making High-Tech Storytelling Possible. “While ‘research and development’ might evoke images of locked offices full of analysts and inventors secretly building futuristic prototypes, the reality is a bit different. Members of the 35-person team of technologists, designers, producers and strategists work closely with the newsroom involving technologies that are either already in use for other mediums, such as gaming, or are expected to be soon.”

Route Fifty: Poll: Americans Increasingly View Internet as a ‘Basic Necessity’. “Over three-quarters of U.S. residents now view home internet as a basic necessity, according to a new poll, with a similar share of respondents voicing support for public networks built out by local governments.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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