KTBS: Arkansas Community Foundation launches new website. “The Arkansas Community Foundation is launching a new website with the goal of improving the quality of life across the state…. The program is an online database that provides county by county data on education, healthcare, families and communities. The new tool includes information from all 75 counties in Arkansas and Bowie County in Texas.”
PRWeb: JsonWHOIS is Now Offering Complete Whois Database Download (PRESS RELEASE). “JsonWHOIS, a company specializing in domain Whois API services, announced today they would begin offering access to complete whois database download. The announcement means the company will now offer users access to close than 300 million active domain names with WHOIS records, including data on important dates like expiration and creation, owner and contact information, name servers, and social data including counts from websites including Google, Twitter, and Facebook.” As you might imagine, this is not free.
Digital Journal: New website launched for easy conversion of cryptocurrency and world currency. (PRESS RELEASE). “A new website has been launched for easy accurate and powerful online currency conversion. The website CurrencyConvert.online has been designed to convert as many as 2636 conventional currencies and cryptocurrencies conveniently. The website supports 60 languages.”
BBC: New funding of £2.5m for next phase of Gaelic dictionary . “Funding of £2.5m has been put in place for the next phase of the development of the first comprehensive Gaelic dictionary. Faclair na Gàidhlig aims to document the history, development and use of every single word in the language.”
MakeUseOf: The Simple Guide to Annotations: How to Annotate PDFs, Ebooks, Images, and Websites. “The right kinds of annotations in the right place can help you remember more and be more productive. On the web, annotations are also valuable when you’re collaborating on documents with a team. But how do annotations help you? And how can you start annotating what you read in a way that isn’t difficult or inconvenient? Here’s everything you need to know about annotations in the digital age.”
The Verge: Wikipedia has added page previews for easier browsing. “Reading through any Wikipedia page can turn into a rabbit hole that can take you to places you never expected. That exploration can be a fun, informative adventure, but it can also be a distraction, especially if the article you click on isn’t actually useful. The new page previews show an image and a couple of sentences that briefly describe the article when you hover your mouse over the link, providing a bit more context for you to decide whether or not you need to click on the link. Clicking on the pop up will take you to the article in question, and if you move the mouse away, it vanishes.”
Mashable: ‘Scrabble’ is getting 300 new words this fall. “It’s time to throw away your outdated dictionary and dust off those tiles, baby, because Scrabble is getting some new words. The folks behind Scrabble are beefing up the official Scrabble player’s dictionary with 300 new words to keep up with the times and give veteran players some fresh verbs and nouns to memorize.”