Hot Rod Magazine, UK Lost and Found Musical Instruments, Google Hangouts, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, November 2, 2022


PRNewswire: ZINIO Partners with MotorTrend Group for Launch of the Hot Rod Digital Archives (PRESS RELEASE). “To celebrate HOT ROD’s 75th anniversary, ZINIO worked with MotorTrend to convert over 70+ years of HOT ROD magazine to a digital format, free to all automotive fans…. The HOT ROD Digital Archive will contain more than 900 magazine issues published from 1948 through 2021, with every single article and photo digitally converted over the last 18 months by HOT ROD into PDFs as well as easy-to-read, digital-friendly stories, totaling more than 128,000 pages of content.”

Classical Music: New website reunites musicians with lost instruments. “Insurer Allianz Musical Insurance has launched a website that aims to help reunite musicians with their lost instruments. The new site… will allow musicians from across the UK to register lost, stolen and found instruments online for free.” You do not have to be an Allianz policy holder to use the site.


Gizmodo: Google Hangouts Is Finally Ready to Die. “Google is just about ready to let Hangouts die its famously long death, and the company is asking users to not look back as they mosey on over to Google Chat. It’s the end of an era, of sorts, namely the wasted time the tech giant spent trying to make an all-in-one dedicated call and messaging app work within its vast suite of native apps.”

9to5 Google: Google is shutting down its dedicated Street View app next year. “Google is preparing to shut down the dedicated Street View app on Android, keeping the feature in Google Maps.”


Washington Post: You can now track your ballot online in half of states. This is a “Gift Article” and you should be able to read it without paywall for the next week. “Want to make sure your vote counts in these high-stakes midterm elections? Track your ballot online like a UPS delivery. The technology to do that is now available to more than a quarter of all Americans, in part because of investments made for mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic.”


Wall Street Journal: Why Google Plays Down Its Ad-Tech Business but Is Determined to Keep It. “As Google faces years of regulatory scrutiny over whether it has abused its market power in ad tech—from the European Union and U.K. to the U.S. Department of Justice and a coalition of states led by Texas—the message that it’s a small share of the company’s revenue stands in contrast to its determination to hang onto the business.”

Bleeping Computer: Malicious Android apps with 1M+ installs found on Google Play. “A set of four malicious applications currently available in Google Play, the official store for the Android system, are directing users sites that steal sensitive information or generate ‘pay-per-click’ revenue for the operators. Some of these sites offer victims to download fake security tools or updates, to trick users into installing the malicious files manually.”


Yale News: Institute for Foundations of Data Science debuts with interdisciplinary vision. “Yale launched the new initiative on Oct. 14 with presentations from 20 faculty members currently taking research in bold new directions thanks to innovative mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic methods of working with data. By integrating faculty from across campus the university will help scholars apply new methods of data science to their work and inspire advances in foundational research in a range of disciplines.”

Illinois News Bureau: Artificial intelligence and molecule machine join forces to generalize automated chemistry. “Artificial intelligence, ‘building-block’ chemistry and a molecule-making machine teamed up to find the best general reaction conditions for synthesizing chemicals important to biomedical and materials research – a finding that could speed innovation and drug discovery as well as make complex chemistry automated and accessible.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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