Sierra Club San Francisco Bay, Holocaust Survivor Testimonies, Google Chrome, More: Saturday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, August 6, 2022


Sierra Club San Francisco Bay: Earliest Yodelers Digitized & Online. “The first five years of our Chapter’s Yodeler newsletter have been digitized and are now accessible online here through the Sierra Club Colby Library’s Internet Archive. Published between 1939 and 1944, these early issues of the Yodeler offer a glimpse into early activities at our Chapter, from regional conservation news to tips for camping in the Sierra Nevada.”

WFMJ: Digitized Holocaust survivor testimonies available on Youngstown Jewish Federation Website. “Newly digitized recordings of the testimonials of Holocaust survivors are now available on the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation’s website. The Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council teamed up with the Mahoning Valley Historical Society to digitize numerous analog audio and video recordings of these testimonies contained in the Dr. Saul Friedman Collection.”


Lifehacker: Everything New in Chrome 104. “Google’s latest update, Chrome 104, is here. Assuming you have the surprisingly generous system requirements, you can update your browser today to take advantage of its new features and changes. The biggest UI changes are for Chromebook users running Chrome OS, but all Chrome users will benefit from the security patches.”

9to5 Google: Google Assistant’s IFTTT integration is changing and requires setting up again. “For quite some time now, Assistant has supported IFTTT, but Google is now warning people about ‘upcoming changes’ to the third-party integration. Some functionality is being removed and all users need to set up IFTTT again.”


WIRED: How to Set Medication Reminders on Your Phone. “Some medications come in packs organized by day, and you can always snag a cheap pill box like this one ($10), but it’s also easy to set up medication reminders on your phone. We’ll run through a few different ways you can have your Android or iPhone remind you to pop that pill and track your medications.”


Input Magazine: Dior’s debut digital clothing arrives through Gran Turismo 7. “Dior is revving up for its first digital clothing project. The luxury label has partnered with racing game Gran Turismo 7, one of the longest running franchises in the gaming world, to bring its styles to the virtual world. The digital collection was designed by Kim Jones and will include avatar skins and a customized vintage car.”

It’s Nice That: Dark Igloo makes emailing fun with a Contact Us page that doubles as a 3D video game. “10 years ago, the Brooklyn-based studio switched its Contact Us page for an 8-bit mini game. Now, it’s launched an addictive 3D update where users can collect coins to increase email character count.”


Reuters: Nigeria asks Google to block banned groups from YouTube. “Nigeria asked Google to block the use of YouTube channels and livestreams by banned groups and terrorist organizations in the country, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Thursday.”

Bloomberg: Google Sued for Nixing Free Workspace Software to Early Adopters. “Alphabet Inc.’s Google was sued by an early adopter of its Workplace cloud productivity software who claims the company reneged on a promise to provide it with free access to the program for life.”


Stanford News: Stanford-based initiative WastewaterSCAN will monitor wastewater for COVID-19, monkeypox, influenza A, and RSV genetic markers to help guide public health responses. “Researchers at Stanford University and Emory University have launched a nationwide initiative to monitor monkeypox, COVID-19, and other infectious diseases in communities by measuring viral genetic material in wastewater. The effort will also provide health officials and the public with free, high-quality data, which is critical to informing public health decision making.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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