Google Is Removing Its Play Movies and TV App From Every Roku and Most Smart TVs

Google has announced that the Google Play Movies and TV app will no longer be available on any Roku set-top box or any Samsung, LG, Vizio or Roku smart TV starting July 15th. The Verge reports: If you have movies or TV shows purchased or rented through the service, you’ll still be able to access…


Researchers Create Light Waves That Can Penetrate Even Opaque Materials

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Phys.Org: Why is sugar not transparent? Because light that penetrates a piece of sugar is scattered, altered and deflected in a highly complicated way. However, as a research team from TU Wien (Vienna) and Utrecht University (Netherlands) has now been able to show, there is a class of very special…


Average British computer criminal is young, male and not highly skilled, researcher finds

Analysis of Computer Misuse Act cases also draws heavily on El Reg archives An academic researcher has analysed more than 100 Computer Misuse Act cases to paint a picture of the sort of computer-enabled criminals who plague Great Britain’s digital doings in the 21st Century.… …read more Source:: Register


So how’s .NET 6 coming along? Oh wow, Microsoft’s multi-platform framework now includes… Windows

BlazorWebView arrives on desktop applications. Too convoluted? Microsoft has shipped preview 3 of its forthcoming .NET 6 framework with a bunch of updates including the addition of Windows desktop to its Multi-platform App UI (MAUI).… …read more Source:: TheRegister


Fukushima wastewater will be released into the ocean, Japan says – CNET

The treated wastewater will slowly be dumped into the Pacific over the next decade. …read more Source:: CNet


Alien Art Drawn with Surprisingly Simple Math

Programmer [aemkei] Tweeted the formula (x ^ y) % 9 alongside code for more “alien art”. But how can a formula as simple as (x ^ y) % 9 result in a complex design? The combination of Bitwise XOR (^) and Modulo (%) generate a repeating pattern that’s still complex enough to satisfy the eye,…


Nominet chooses civil war over compromise by rejecting ex-BBC Trust chairman

Remaining .uk registry board members ignore demands of campaign that has already removed CEO Nominet has chosen civil war over compromise, formally rejecting members’ calls to install former BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons as chair of the .uk registry operator.… …read more Source:: TheRegister


Menulog moves to give couriers access to fair pay and job entitlements

Menulog plans to shift its couriers from a contractor model to an employment model. …read more Source:: ZDNet


Watch a glorious ‘Earthrise’ from the perspective of the moon – CNET

One smart filmmaker has allowed us to watch an “Earthrise”. …read more Source:: CNet


AWS adds local webcam passthrough to both of its remote desktop tools

NICE DCV also gets support for Apple’s M1 silicon If you’re looking for another reason to fear webcam complications during a video chat, Amazon Web Services has two things for you.… …read more Source:: TheRegister