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Minangkabau-Indonesian Dictionary, Google, Smartphone Chargers, More: Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, December 30, 2022

NEW RESOURCES

Antara Indonesia News Agency: Minangkabau-Indonesian dictionary digitized. “West Sumatra Language Development and Fostering Agency has digitized the Minangkabau-Indonesian dictionary to allow more residents to access the dictionary…. Apart from the Minangkabau-Indonesian dictionary with its 29 thousand entries, the regional office also published the Mentawai-Indonesia dictionary with 4,760 entries, which is expected to be digitized next year.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Google Blog: 22 products and features we launched in 2022. “We’re just about to auld lang syne-off for the year, but before we do we wanted to take a quick look back on some highlights from the past 12 months! Here are 22 Google products and features launched in 2022.”

Business Standard: India makes USB Type-C charging must for device makers from March 2025. “Mobile device companies in India will have to give USB Type-C as the standard charging port in their products by March 2025, said a civil servant on Tuesday.”

AROUND THE INTERNET WORLD

BuzzFeed News: We Spoke To Twitter Troll Juniper About Manufacturing Moral Panics, Creating “Goblin Mode,” And Dealing With Elon Musk. “June, who uses both she and they pronouns, is a 27-year-old from Wisconsin. By day, they work in quality control in the food industry. By night, they are one of our nation’s leading shitposters. She started her account in 2020 to support Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, but quickly found it more cathartic to just make fun of her political enemies.”

WIRED: An App Wants to Subtitle Life for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Users. “FOLLOWING A CONVERSATION can be a challenge for the deaf and hard of hearing. But what if you could pop on a pair of glasses and have subtitles appear in real time? That’s the promise of a newly released app called XRAI Glass. It works with augmented reality glasses called Nreal Air (sold separately by a different company) to subtitle conversations.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

CoinDesk: Anonymous Twitter User Leaks 3Commas API Database. “An anonymous Twitter user has obtained around 100,000 API keys belonging to users of the crypto trading service 3Commas. The leaker published over 10,000 of the keys on Wednesday and says the rest ‘will be published full [sic] randomly in the upcoming days.'”

CBS News: Professor sues TikToker who accused her in University of Idaho murders. “A professor at the University of Idaho has filed a defamation lawsuit last week against the internet personality Ashley Guillard, who alleged to have solved the prominent murder cases and whose TikTok videos have repeatedly alleged that the school’s history department chair was involved in the fatal stabbings of four students last month.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

The Next Web: What to expect from AI in 2023 . “From the AI developer who tried to convince the world that one of Google’s chatbots had become sentient to the recent launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, it’s been 12 months of non-stop drama and action. And we have every reason to believe that next year will be both bigger and weirder.”

New York Times: The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2023. “Each year, I look ahead at what’s new in technology to predict the tech that may affect your life in a big way — and the tech that will most likely be a fad. Before we get into that, though, let’s take a quick look back at 2022.”

Tech Xplore: A greener internet of things with no wires attached. “Emerging forms of thin-film device technologies that rely on alternative semiconductor materials, such as printable organics, nanocarbon allotropes and metal oxides, could contribute to a more economically and environmentally sustainable internet of things (IoT), a KAUST-led international team suggests.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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