Herald Goa: Outdated Google Maps cause of road mishaps at Khandepar junction?

Herald Goa: Outdated Google Maps cause of road mishaps at Khandepar junction?. “The Khandepar junction has been witnessing a series of road accidents since the last few months and now it’s coming to the fore that misleading Google Maps may be one of the contributing factors to it. The work of junction road for the newly built bridge is ongoing and it is still half-done. The locals have demanded to either complete the junction road or at least add changes regarding the route on Google Maps.”

‘It’s so liberating’: The people quitting social media (BBC)

BBC: ‘It’s so liberating’: The people quitting social media. “When Gayle Macdonald reached a summit in Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountain range earlier this year, she didn’t just stop and take in the moment. Instead, the 45-year-old did what a great many people would do – she looked for the best spot to take a selfie for her social media accounts. Gayle even admits that she moved dangerously close to the edge while doing so. It was after that moment, for which she was berated by her husband, that she decided to quit social media.”

The Verge: YouTube’s Primetime Channels bring streaming movies and TV into the YouTube app

The Verge: YouTube’s Primetime Channels bring streaming movies and TV into the YouTube app. “Streaming services are coming to YouTube. The company is rolling out a new feature called Primetime Channels that will bring shows and movies from more than 30 services directly into the YouTube interface. It’s a big bet for YouTube that it can be the cable bundle of the future and that its unparalleled audience will make streaming services buy into the idea.”

Associated Press: Influencers debate leaving Twitter, but where would they go?

Associated Press: Influencers debate leaving Twitter, but where would they go?. “Pariss Chandler built a community for Black tech workers on Twitter that eventually became the foundation for her own recruitment company. Now she’s afraid it could all fall apart if Twitter becomes a haven for racist and toxic speech under the control of Elon Musk, a serial provocateur who has indicated he could loosen content rules.”

Exclusive: University of Hong Kong makes library users register to access some politically sensitive books (Hong Kong Free Press)

Hong Kong Free Press: Exclusive: University of Hong Kong makes library users register to access some politically sensitive books. “The library at Hong Kong’s top university has introduced a new system under which readers must register in advance to gain access to some politically sensitive books or archive materials. A Hong Kong researcher said the new policy, which follows moves by the city’s public libraries to remove some titles, might impede study of more ‘sensitive’ topics.”

Entomology Today: New Insect Cell Line Database to Help Researchers Across the Globe

Entomology Today: New Insect Cell Line Database to Help Researchers Across the Globe. “Over the past quarter century, the number of insect cell lines developed and their use in various applications has increased. Scientists have established more than 1,270 insect cell lines from a wide range of insects and different source tissues. The University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment’s new Insect Cell Lines database, reported in August in In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal, makes it easier for researchers to find specific cell lines in this growing field.”

Ars Technica: Pantone wants $15/month for the privilege of using its colors in Photoshop

Ars Technica: Pantone wants $15/month for the privilege of using its colors in Photoshop. “If you want to use up-to-date versions of Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps, you’ve already been paying subscription fees for years now. And if you want to use Pantone colors inside of Adobe’s apps, it’s about to get even more expensive. Starting this month, the Pantone color books in Adobe’s apps are mostly going away, and continuing to use those colors in your files will require a new Pantone Connect extension.”

Wall Street Journal: This School Took Away Smartphones. The Kids Don’t Mind.

Wall Street Journal: This School Took Away Smartphones. The Kids Don’t Mind.. “A boarding school is conducting a social experiment: a smartphone ban for all students and faculty. Buxton School, a 57-student high school in Williamstown, in northwest Massachusetts, had always prided itself on its close-knit community, where family-style meals are eaten at round tables and students and teachers share in chores. But as smartphones became ubiquitous, faculty members say that sense of community eroded.”