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I'll take your frame to another dimension, pay close attention: This AI auto-generates 3D objects from 2D snaps

The Register - 41 min 49 sec ago
Drivers, translators, factory workers, programmers, IT pros... and now animators

Boring 2D images can be transformed into corresponding 3D models and back into 2D again automatically by machine-learning-based software, boffins have demonstrated.…

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Join us on our new journey, says Wunderlist – as it vanishes down the Microsoft plughole

The Register - 2 hours 3 min ago
Popular to-do app dies in May. And here’s a worse version...

Three months after its former CEO pleaded with Microsoft to sell him back Wunderlist, the software giant has confirmed the worst: it really is killing the popular to-do app.…

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In tribute to Galaxy Note 7, BBC iPlayer support for loadsa Samsung TVs goes up in flames

The Register - 3 hours 51 min ago
Got a Sammy telly older than a few years? No iAuntie for you this Christmas, we fear

Owners of some Samsung smart TVs are finding themselves unable to watch BBC iPlayer on their gear after support for scores of models was suddenly dropped.…

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Nothing to see here, folks. Just pig-monkey chimeras developed in a Chinese laboratory

The Register - 4 hours 31 min ago
We've read enough sci-fi to know how this turns out

Scientists in China are laying claim to the first ever pig-monkey chimeras to be born in what they hope will be a breakthrough for biomedicine, not just fuel for your nightmares.…

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Internet jerk with million-plus fans starts 14-year stretch for bizarre dot-com armed robbery

The Register - 8 hours 19 min ago
Lawyer attempted to argue theft of domain name at gunpoint was too stupid to be true

An internet frat boy has been sent down for 14 years in America for trying to steal a domain name.…

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Tesla has a smashing weekend: Model 3 on Autopilot whacks cop cars, Elon's Cybertruck demolishes part of LA

The Register - 9 hours 43 min ago
Dude was distracted by his dog when flash motor pranged police, officers say

A man driving a Tesla Model 3 on autopilot mode rammed into the back of two police cars and another vehicle parked on the side of a highway in Connecticut, USA, on Saturday. No one was injured in the crash.…

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Apple sues iPhone CPU design ace after he quits to run data-center chip upstart Nuvia

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 23:16
CEO accused of breaching contract with Cupertino, fires back in court

Apple is suing the former chief architect of its iPhone and iPad microprocessors, who in February quit to co-found a data-center chip design biz.…

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Advertisers want exemption from web privacy rules that, you know, enforce privacy

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 22:41
They also want a ban on interfering with their cookies

Amid the final rulemaking before the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is scheduled to take effect next year, five ad industry groups have asked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to remove a requirement that businesses honor the privacy choices internet users make through browser settings, extensions, or other controls.…

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Amazon: Trump photon-torpedoed our $10bn JEDI dream because he hates CEO Jeff Bezos

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 21:22
'Blatant and sustained effort' to deny AWS Pentagon IT mega-contract, cloud giant claims

Amazon has officially accused President Donald Trump of pressuring the Pentagon not to award it a $10bn cloud contract because he hates its CEO Jeff Bezos.…

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Final update doled out to those who let Google sit on their face: Glass Explorer Edition cut off from the mothership

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 20:38
And thus the age of the Glasshole passes into history

Google Glass Explorer Edition was an ambitious but ultimately doomed look at a possible next frontier of human-computer interaction. Almost seven years after its initial release, Mountain View is finally putting it to pasture with one last update.…

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Xerox woos HP stock owners with talk of layoffs, selloffs and cash payouts post merger

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 20:07
Let's strap these bricks together and maybe we'll make a boat

Xerox is taking the gloves off to launch a hostile takeover bid for HP Ink, er, Inc – by courting its shareholders with a 33-page document explaining why the pair will be a corporate match made in heaven for investors.…

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Brewing in spaaaaace: SpaceX sends a malting kit to the International Space Station

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 19:30
Plus: Commercial crew news and NASA publishes what ISRO won't

Round Up SpaceX landed another Falcon 9, Rocket Lab took a first step toward reuse, and it was handbags at dawn for lunar boffins in this week's curation of all things space.…

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Apple tipped to go full wireless by 2021, and you're all still grumbling about a headphone jack

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 18:30
They can live in my new world or they can die in their old one

Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst widely regarded as the most accurate soothsayer when it comes to Apple's product intentions, reckons it's lights out for the Lightning cable.…

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Watch live online: Your customers and staff need always-on instant results. Here's how to meet those demands

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 18:00
Optimize the performance, cost and capacity of data-driven apps with Intel

Webcast We live in a connected world and expect that our services are always-on and instantly available.…

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Worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and royalty-free: Amazon's Alexa NHS contract released

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 17:00
But it's all anonymised data so who cares, right?

The UK Department of Health (DoH) has released a redacted copy of its contract giving Amazon access to data on the NHS Direct website, following a Freedom of Information request from civil rights group Privacy International.…

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Ericsson throws $1bn at US authorities to make bribery probe go away

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 16:20
Swedish comms flinger enters agreement with DoJ and SEC

Swedish telco slinger Ericsson has paid $1bn to end a double probe into bribery allegations by the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).…

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Ad network ransomware crook to flog £5k Rolex after court confiscates £270k in ill-gotten gains

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:44
Next thing she's wearing my Casio

A jailed hacker who profited from the Angler Exploit Kit has been ordered to sell his £5,000 Rolex watch after the National Crime Agency (NCA) applied to confiscate £270,000 of criminal proceeds from him.…

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Outposts, Local Zone, Wavelength: It's a new era of distributed cloud, says AWS architect

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:08
Adrian Cockcroft talks to El Reg about cloud architecture – and why we need more chaos in our systems

re:Invent The advent of Outposts, Local Zone and Wavelength - released at AWS' Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas - amounts to a "new platform" that is now distributed rather than centralised, a company veep has told The Reg.…

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Kiwi tax probe squeezed $25m out of Microsoft – now it's Oracle's turn

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 14:30
New zealand's Inland Revenue Department has questions about transfer pricing

A week after Microsoft paid just under NZ$25m (£12.41m/ $16.93m) to New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department in a dispute over transfer pricing, Oracle has revealed it is also under investigation.…

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Metasploit for drones? Best of luck with that, muses veteran tinkerer

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 14:00
Been down this path and it ain't that easy, says man who knows

Black Hat Europe A veteran drone hacker reckons the recent release of the Dronesploit framework won't go down quite as its inventors hope.…

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