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Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 12, 2021 – ResearchBuzz

NEW RESOURCES

The Tribune: State unveils Hoosier Talent Network job search site. “Hoosiers who are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic or simply looking for a job change now have a new online employment platform to help guide their career choices. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has unveiled the Hoosier Talent Network from Eightfold AI to connect employers with workers disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.”

LA Weekly: The Truth In Photography Project Is Asking Big Questions. “An interactive project committed to presenting multiple points of view and encouraging a wider discourse, the Truth In Photography project features diverse and eclectic contributions of curators, photographers, critics, and historians, as well as vernacular photography, photojournalism, and fine art…. Truth in Photography will be updated quarterly, beginning with the new Winter 2021 which comes in three themed sections.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Neowin: Microsoft confirms Windows 10 printer crashes after Patch Tuesday updates. “As it typically does, Microsoft unleashed an array of updates for all supported versions of Windows this past Tuesday, being that it was the second one in March, making it Patch Tuesday. Multiple Windows 10 versions received cumulative updates, and it wasn’t long before issues started being reported by numerous users, claiming that they were encountering a blue screen of death (BSOD) error when trying to use printers.”

USEFUL STUFF

Elite Daily: Here’s How To Use The Dispo App To Replicate The Fun Of A Disposable Camera. “While it’s good news the invites are no longer, Android users are still out of luck as Dispo still isn’t supported for non-iPhone devices. Dispo has yet to give an exact date for when Android users will have access to the platform, but per a comment on a March 9 Instagram post announcing its launch to the public, they’re ‘working on it.’ If you have the app, though, here’s what you need to know.”

Washington Post: What is an NFT, and how did an artist called Beeple sell one for $69 million at Christie’s?. “Using the same principles behind cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, NFTs allow people to claim ownership over specific digital files, be they songs, videos or static images. Beeple, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, is the latest beneficiary of a rush into NFTs that’s a side effect of the fast-growing interest in digital currencies and the technology behind them.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

TechCrunch: Detail wants to turn your phone into a software-optimized camera app for live video. “Meet Detail, a new startup working on an app for iOS and macOS so that you can turn your iPhone into a software-optimized camera for live video. The startup wants to make it easy to use the phone that you have in your pocket with the livestreaming platform that you already use, such as Zoom, Google Meet, Twitch, Hopin or YouTube Live.”

Business Insider: Russia claims a fire at a data center in France broke access to Google and YouTube. Google says that’s not true.. “A data center belonging to French cloud provider OVH caught on fire on Wednesday. At the same time, Russia was experiencing widespread outages meaning people couldn’t get onto Google and YouTube, which Google owns. The state media watchdog, Roskomnadzorm, claimed Wednesday the problems were caused by the fire in France. Google says that’s not true.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

CNET: Facebook wants court to dismiss antitrust lawsuits. “Facebook is pushing back against antitrust lawsuits filed by the US Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general, alleging they failed to show that the social media giant illegally stifled competition and harmed consumers.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

New York Times: Your Loved Ones, and Eerie Tom Cruise Videos, Reanimate Unease With Deepfakes. “To those fearful of a future in which videos of real people are indistinguishable from computer-generated forgeries, two recent developments that attracted an audience of millions might have seemed alarming.”

EurekAlert: Not-for-profit publisher makes big move toward open access science. “Canadian Science Publishing (CSP)–a not-for-profit publisher of peer-reviewed STEM journals–is excited to announce a new transformative open access publishing agreement with the University of California (UC) that will offer unlimited open access publication for UC researchers publishing with its journals.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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