New Scientist: Google’s multitasking neural net can juggle eight things at once

New Scientist: Google’s multitasking neural net can juggle eight things at once. “Deep-learning systems tend to be one-trick wonders: they’re great at the task they’ve been trained to do, but pretty awful at everything else. Now a new neural network from Google suggests that AI can be taught to multitask after all.”

PC World: How to use Gmail’s Google Tasks as your daily to-do list

PC World: How to use Gmail’s Google Tasks as your daily to-do list. “Dedicated to-do apps abound, but one of the best may be right in your inbox. Google Tasks, integrated into Gmail, provides a simple way to create ordered task lists, complete with due dates, and even turn emails into action items. Here’s how to get started.”

Digital Trends: Live-stream Broadcasters Can Earn Cash Through Periscope’s Super Hearts

Digital Trends: Live-stream Broadcasters Can Earn Cash Through Periscope’s Super Hearts. “Really like that live Periscope video? Now viewers can show their support in the form of Super Hearts, a new form of ‘liking’ that live-stream that will actually help that broadcaster earn some cash. Of course, that means Super Hearts are not just a click but are actually paid for.”

Engadget: Facebook seeks to foster community with more group admin tools

Engadget: Facebook seeks to foster community with more group admin tools. “At Facebook’s first Communities Summit, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new direction for Community pages. Specifically how to run them effectively. The new direction mainly includes mod tools like insights into how and when members are active. There are also features en route for approving and rejecting member requests, scheduled posts and group-to-group linking so similar groups can see one another.”

Quartz: China’s crackdown on the country’s livestreaming craze is getting more intense

Quartz: China’s crackdown on the country’s livestreaming craze is getting more intense. “On Thursday, China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), a branch of China’s state council that oversees the media industry, published a notice (link in Chinese) that unlicensed providers of ‘audio-visual’ services must cease related activities until they obtain the required permissions. The directive singled out three internet companies, the largest of which was Weibo–the Twitter-esque social media platform, which has recently jumped on the livestreaming bandwagon to much success.”

Hillsboro Tribune: Oregon Historical Society launches online archives

Hillsboro Tribune: Oregon Historical Society launches online archives. “This new website allows online public access to a rich variety of materials from the OHS Research Library, including items from the manuscript, photograph, film and oral history collections. Behind the scenes, these files are safeguarded using a series of digital preservation workflows, systems and storage processes called the OHS Digital Vault.”