Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #216
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RT @AnandWrites Let’s speak the truth. In polls, fascism and liberal democracy are in a dead heat. The pro-democracy side is at risk not just because the right isn’t playing fair. The left is struggling to win hearts and minds. Here is a new playbook for how it can.
MT @justinhendrix Perhaps it’s obvious that 16 years of global democratic decline would be accompanied by 12 years of declines in internet freedoms. But the details matter, as do the outliers and “swing states” where the first signs of a change in trajectory may emerge:
This made me nauseous. Instead of banning guns, they want to ID dead kids.
Mouse and human brain cells in a lab dish learn to play video game Pong — and offer a window onto intelligence — www.npr.org
A dish of brain cells learned to play the 1970s video game Pong. The research could help computers become more intelligent
Project Starline, a light field display 3D communication platform, is being installed in some corporate locations for the first time.
My visit to a future that isn’t quite here yet: neural wristbands, ghostly 3D audio and lifelike avatars. Plus, the new Meta Quest Pro.
Archaeologists at Pompeii Say the iPad Pro — Which Comes With a LiDAR Scanner — Is Changing the Way They Work
Can the iPad Pro help revolutionize archaeology? It’s already being used to great effect at Tulane University’s excavations in Pompeii.
When one app gives you everything, losing it becomes unbearable.
Pinterest partners with record labels to bring popular music to its TikTok rival, ‘Idea Pins’ — techcrunch.com
Pinterest announced today its video-focused “Idea Pins” feature will now include the ability to add popular tracks from top artists, thanks to new licensing deals with Warner Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Merlin and BMG.
YouTube will expand ways for advertisers to reach music and podcast listeners and viewers on connected televisions
Universal Studio Group Strikes Development Deals With TikTokers As Part Of New Initative — deadline.com
NBCUniversal has launched an initiative designed to turn TikTokers into its next generation of television creators.
New Kids’ Privacy App Teaches Digital Privacy While Blocking Trackers — gizmodo.com
The Do Not Track Kids app will help you fight back against tech companies who harvest kids’ data.
Microsoft has come full circle from the company that cared more about Windows than Office.
The CMA argued that the acquisition could make other social-media sites less competitive and reduce competition in the UK digital advertising market.
Kanye West has announced he’s buying right-wing social media platform Parler. The company said the acquisition would help create “an uncancelable ecosystem where all voices are welcome.”
Lyft now lets driver’s search, reserve and pay for a parking spot on its app.
Creativity has become the focal point of our modern Internet economy. What was once just a means of artistic expression now powers much of how we all interact, work, and play online.
Photoshop is making it easier to quickly edit and collaborate on projects — www.theverge.com
New collaboration tools and AI capabilities have been announced for Adobe Photoshop, including improvements to automated object selections, content-aware fills, file-sharing collaboration, and content crediting to ensure proper attribution of work.
Adobe announces new features and updates to its Creative Cloud apps at Adobe MAX — 9to5mac.com
Here are some of the new features and changes coming to Adobe Creative Cloud apps announced at Adobe MAX 2022.
Publishing & Media
From Plan S to the recently announced White House OSTP open access policy, scholarly publishers must navigate a rapidly shifting policy landscape
Founded in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has sent millions of free books to children around the world
MT @maxwelltani An activist investor is exploring whether the NYT should morph from “a news company expanding into these ancillary tech products” into “something like a tech company with an ancillary news product.”
About a quarter of Americans have ever paid for news directly. Those who have are more likely to make over $150,000 a year. Only 1% of respondents who “were trying to access a news story online and had to pay to keep reading or watching it” said they would, simply, pay up. Journalism is only essential to a healthy democracy if people of all income levels can access news/information.
This twitter thread on productivity was written by AI and got 1 million views and >23K engagements.
Resources & Opportunities
MT @OneWorldLit Books matter. History matters. Join @nhannahjones and @ColorOfChange President @rashadrobinson on 10/25 for Democracy, Freedom, Joy, Resistance: How Our History Made Our World! Save your spot for this FREE hybrid event here. #teamPRH
All sessions are free and open to the public, no tickets, no pre-registration
RT @FirstBook For every book purchased on http://shopDisney.com from now through December 31, 2022, @Disney will donate a book to First Book, to help us provide new books to kids in need. Your purchase will spark a donation to First Book & will help make a difference in the life of a child.
RT @ASME1963 ASME is now accepting applications for the 2023 Magazine Internship Program. The deadline to apply is December 1. This year ASME expects to offer 20 students the opportunity to intern at magazines and websites primarily in New York.
There have been reports of #VoterIntimidation at drop boxes. If you witness it there or at the voting booth, please record & report.
Call Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE
Or email Justice Department Civil Rights Division: email@example.com