rss: reuters

  • Atlanta officer says he is not 'state's witness' in Rayshard Brooks case
    Devin Brosnan, one of the two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer said on Thursday, contradicting an assertion by the lead prosecutor on the case.


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  • Facebook takes down Trump ads over 'organized hate' policy
    Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate.


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  • U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.


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  • Mexico's foreign ministry says it will monitor U.S. DACA program developments
    Mexico's foreign ministry said on Thursday it would monitor the continuity of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump's bid to abolish it.


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  • U.S. Senate votes to confirm McConnell protege to influential appeals court
    The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm a federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to an influential appeals court in Washington.


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  • Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president
    Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.


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  • Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.


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  • What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?
    Juneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.


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  • What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.


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  • Tesla wants to start building a new U.S. vehicle plant this summer
    Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc wants to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern United States as early as the third quarter of this year, the company told Texas officials in documents made public this week.


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rss: bbc

  • Biden takes first military action with Syria strike on Iran-backed militias
    The strike in Syria follows attacks on US personnel in Iraq and is Joe Biden's first military action.

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  • John Geddert: Ex-US Olympics coach found dead after sex assault charges
    John Geddert, who headed the 2012 US women's gymnastics team, took his own life, officials say.

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  • North Korea: Russian diplomats leave by hand-pushed trolley
    The diplomats had no choice as Pyongyang has banned trains from leaving as part of Covid measures.

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  • Prince Harry: UK press were 'destroying my mental health'
    The Duke of Sussex spoke to TV host James Corden about life in the US after stepping back from royal duties.

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  • Britney Spears: Father's lawyer says fans 'have it wrong' about pop star's conservatorship
    Jamie Spears is a "dedicated and loyal father" who stopped her being exploited, his lawyer claims.

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  • K-pop superstars Blackpink in climate change message
    K-pop superstars Blackpink have emerged as the latest force in the global fight against climate change.

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  • Biden raises human rights in call with Saudi King Salman
    The murder of exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 still overshadows US-Saudi relations.

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  • Will minimum wage hike survive in Covid stimulus plan?
    A guide to the Democrats' package of recovery measures - and the odds it will pass Congress.

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  • Canadian farmers advised to ditch palm oil after 'buttergate' row
    The dairy group looking into the hard butter issue has called for a freeze on palm fats in cow feed.

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  • Twitter unveils 'super follow' feature
    The network will enable users to charge for extra content such as bonus tweets and newsletters.

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rss: the register

  • EDB tries to crowbar graph, JSON, and time-series data models into PostgreSQL ? but can they pull it off?

    Specialist databases will still be necessary, analyst says

    EDB, a prominant backer of the PostgreSQL open-source database, expects to focus on graph, JSON, and time-series data in the upcoming autumn release. Analysts, however, are sceptical about its ability to optimise for different data models ahead of built for purpose databases.?



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  • HPE urges judge to pick through Deloitte-bashing report it claims demolishes Autonomy founder's defence

    Plus: Full ruling in $5bn High Court case expected by end of Q1

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise wants a High Court judge to formally consider a damning report which found that Deloitte auditors committed misconduct when they signed off British software firm Autonomy's annual accounts.?



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  • ESA mulls sending waves of robot explorers into dark depths of lunar lava tubes

    Lidar-equipped spherical probes or solar panel-powered cranes, perhaps?

    The European Space Agency is investigating sending an army of autonomous rovers into underground caves and lava tubes on the Moon.?



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  • Google looks at bypass in Chromium's ASLR security defense, throws hands up, won't patch garbage issue

    Engineers write off GC abuse because Spectre broke everything anyway

    In early November, a developer contributing to Google's open-source Chromium project reported a problem with Oilpan, the garbage collector for the browser's Blink rendering engine: it can be used to break a memory defense known as address space layout randomization (ASLR).?



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  • Seagate UK customer stung by VAT on replacement drive shipped via the Netherlands

    Well, Brexit meant Brexit

    One of the consequences of Brexit came back to bite a Seagate customer in the UK who was forced to pay import VAT and brokerage fees on a replacement drive still under warranty that was this month shipped from the Netherlands.?



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  • Half a million stolen French medical records, drowned in feeble excuses

    A bitter pill best swallowed with eight gallons of swimming pool water

    Something for the Weekend, Sir? Those files I promised you? Oh, I'm sorry, they accidentally got taken out with the recycling. A gull swooped down and snatched them out of my hands. They were lost in a tsunami. No, a forest fire. An earthquake. Actually, to tell the truth, my mum put them in the washing machine.?



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  • A word to the Wyse: Smoking cigars in the office is very bad for you... and your monitor

    A matte-black terminal? Neat! Where can I get one?

    On Call Dark Mode is all the rage nowadays, but screens of the blackest black go back further than you might think, as we'll discover in another episode of On Call.?



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  • We need a 20MW 20,000-GPU-strong machine-learning supercomputer to build EU's planned digital twin of Earth

    And this machine will be used to *check notes* study climate change. Study it or cause it?

    Computer scientists attempting to build computational replicas of Earth to tackle climate change and environmental disasters reckon they will need a 20MW supercomputer with 20,000 GPUs to run a full-scale simulation.?



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  • Zuck chucks Myanmar military out of Facebook and Instagram

    Is The Social Network? finally declaring a stance in democracy and politics

    In the latest instalment of Myanmar vs. the internet, Myanmar's military junta has been banned from both Facebook and Instagram. Businesses affiliated with military personnel were also banned.?



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  • VMware reports ?progress on potential spinoff from Dell?, beats expectations for Q4 and full FY2021

    Containerised Tanzu portfolio starts to make serious sales progress

    VMware has closed its 2021 financial year with $11.8bn of annual revenue, $3.3bn of it earned in Q4.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Hands-on with Stellantis? new Android-based Uconnect 5 infotainment
    More and more OEMs are switching to Google's operating system.

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  • Live chat today: Ars Texas on living through last week?s arctic adventure
    Join our panel discussion at 12:00pm EST and talk with us about the weather!

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  • Rocket Report: Cornwall says ?LOL, no? to space tourism, Korean rocket on track
    "If we were to entertain this it would be quite ridiculous."

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  • Review: Thought-provoking sci-fi drama Bliss works on multiple levels
    Is it real, or is it a simulation? And how could you ever be sure?

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  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade leads latest PlayStation game-reveal event
    Plus, closer looks at Deathloop, Returnal, Solar Ash, more.

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  • CDC?s VaccineFinder aims to help you find COVID shots?but needs a lot of work
    The site is still ramping up but aims to be a central, streamlined resource.

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  • The genetics of relatively healthy obesity
    A new study finds genes linked to both high fat and indicators of good health.

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  • AT&T announces deal to spin off DirecTV into new company owned by? AT&T
    DirecTV to become separate company with AT&T owning 70% and TPG owning 30%.

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  • Google reportedly promises change to research team after high-profile firings
    The changes follow the abrupt departures of Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell.

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  • Code-execution flaw in VMware has a severity rating of 9.8 out of 10
    Thousands of servers running vCenter server could be in for a nasty surprise.

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