Google dedicated Street View app’s days are numbered

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The next few weeks will represent the last opportunity to be able to download the application. Though the standalone Street View app is still available to download as of the writing of this article, the time in which that will be possible is getting shorter as Google has announced that it will soon be shutting down. The application is headed to a digital product graveyard that has been increasing in size over the years. Shutdown notices have been discovered and reported on as the latest version of the Street View…

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New transcription feature available in Google Meet video meetings

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The new option makes it possible for discussions to be transcribed and saved as a Google Doc. Google Meet video meetings can now be transcribed for users in Google Docs, according to a recent announcement from the company. The transcriptions are saved in Google Drive as Docs in a “Meet Recordings” folder. The transcription is saved in the “Meet Recordings” folder in a similar way to how the video meetings recordings have been saved in “Meetings Recordings” in Google Drive. Currently, the service is being rolled out exclusively to Google…

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Twitter takeover to go forward after all, suggests Elon Musk

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As the social media platform’s court date against the Tesla CEO approaches, he’s changed tacks. Technology news reports are showing that billionaire Elon Musk has changed his mind about backing out on his Twitter takeover and now intends to go ahead with it. The social media company’s shares spiked by 12.7 percent on the news of Musk’s decision. When Musk made an offer to purchase the San Francisco-based company for $54.20 per share, share prices immediately took off by nearly 13 percent, reaching $47.95 before the trading was stopped. Elon…

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AI software helps spot academic paper fraud

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Proofig and ImageTwin programs are able to help identify falsified “Western blot” image data. AI software is starting to be used by scientific publishers in order to help better spot fraud in submissions of academic papers. The American Association for Cancer Research and Taylor & Francis have begun using the tech. In the case of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Taylor & Francis, the AI software being used to help spot the fraudulent academic paper submissions is Proofig. That particular image-checking program is from an Israeli company…

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Contactless mobile payments collaboration forms between CTBC Bank and Soft Space

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The partnership will work as a system used by Taiwanese taxis to make it easier to charge fares. CTBC Bank, based in Taiwan, has entered into a partnership with Soft Space, a fintech from Malaysia, to launch a contactless mobile payments system to be used by cab drivers to collect taxi fares. The system will allow customers with Android smartphones and NFC technology to tap to pay. The contactless mobile payments system will be powered by Soft Space so that Android phone users can pay for their cab rides using…

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