Louisiana Tech University: Special Collections and Archives acquires Bernard J. Stinnett Collection. “The Special Collections and Archives at Louisiana Tech University has acquired a collection of letters, memorabilia, artwork, and photographs of former Camp Ruston U.S. Army clerk Bernard J. Stinnett, courtesy of his daughter Hester Stinnett. Louisiana’s Camp Ruston was one of the largest prisoner-of-war (POW) camps established by the U.S. during World War II, located on the western outskirts of the town of Grambling.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh tech company makes 401(k) data free and open to all. “More than two decades after the idea came up during a party conversation, [Raul Valdes-Perez] has launched a search engine called Benchmine that allows users to do comparative analysis on more than 54,000 company 401(k) retirement plans. The online tool provides free and public access to data that all companies offering 401(k)s to their employees are required to report annually to the U.S. Department of Labor.”
Business Insider: A group of laid off Twitter employees finally got paltry severance agreements. Now they must decide whether to sign, or pursue legal action against Elon Musk’s company.
Business Insider: A group of laid off Twitter employees finally got paltry severance agreements. Now they must decide whether to sign, or pursue legal action against Elon Musk’s company.. “Hundreds of Twitter employees who were part of Elon Musk’s first round of layoffs just got severance paperwork after waiting for two months. Now they must decide whether to sign or join lawsuits against the company and its billionaire owner.”
New York Times: A New Area of A.I. Booms, Even Amid the Tech Gloom. “An investment frenzy over ‘generative artificial intelligence’ has gripped Silicon Valley, as tools that generate text, images and sounds in response to short prompts seize the imagination.”
Bleeping Computer: Slack’s private GitHub code repositories stolen over holidays. “Slack suffered a security incident over the holidays affecting some of its private GitHub code repositories. The immensely popular Salesforce-owned IM app is used by an estimated 18 million users at workplaces and digital communities around the world.”
The Verge: Google Stadia is shutting down soon, so transfer your games and saves while you can. “Google Stadia, the company’s not-long-for-this-world cloud gaming service, will be shutting down for good on January 18th. (Specifically, January 18th at 11:59PM PT, Google spokesperson Patrick Seybold confirmed to The Verge.) While the shutdown means that you’re about to lose access to all of your titles and saves on Stadia, many publishers have shared ways to bring your purchases and progress to other platforms so you can keep playing your games.”
Chosun Ilbo (South Korea): AI-Based Digital Textbooks Ready for Use in Schools by 2025. “AI-based digital textbooks will be supplied to schools in 2025, the Ministry of Education said Thursday. They will first be given to third, fourth, seventh and 10th graders.”
Addison County Independent: Sheldon Museum hosts live webinar on collage art. “Thinking of place as an archive is fertile terrain for collage artists who seek to incorporate a sense of place into their practice. Panelists at a Sheldon Museum webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. will present artwork and discuss what it means to explore a place through the collage artist lens.” The event is free but requires registration.