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Portl’s ‘holoportation booth’ lets users beam-in live and life-sized

Portl’s ‘holoportation booth’ lets users beam-in live and life-sized

Technology
A device which can produce life-like 3D human sized projections without the need for large amounts of equipment has been developed.Portl uses a modified 4K LCD screen capable of showing pre-recorded video or live images of a person, including their shadows broadcast from another location.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Italy lets 27 minors off migrant ship after loosening ban

Italy lets 27 minors off migrant ship after loosening ban

World
Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Under political heat, Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini reluctantly loosened the ban Saturday to let 27 unaccompanied minors off the stranded migrant rescue ship. The humanitarian ship operated by Spanish nonprofit group Proactiva Open Arms has been stranded off the Italian island of Lampedusa, and an Italian court ruled earlier in the week to allow it to dock in Italy despite Salvini's ban against the ship docking in Italy. Salvini, who came to power with anti-immigrant sentiment, had been in political standoff with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte before loosening the ban. On Saturday, he authorized the disembarkation of 27 unaccompanied minors off the ship though he said he was doing so "against his will" and only because the prime minister asked him to ...
Grand Theft Auto’s Diamond Casino lets cash be turned into chips

Grand Theft Auto’s Diamond Casino lets cash be turned into chips

Technology
Grand Theft Auto V has opened an in-game casino where real money can be spent on gambling chips - but they cannot be converted back into cash.The new feature was launched as regulators grapple with whether in-game wagers should be treated as gambling.In GTA Online, players can buy in-game "dollars" with real currency, and then convert their virtual dollars to gambling chips.The game is rated for ages 18 and over, but remains popular among young teens.The in-game currency can be used to acquire cars, weapons, and cosmetic items - and used to play slot machines, roulette, or poker.Some players reported that while they could walk around the casino area, the gambling tables were blocked in their country where gambling is illegal.Game...
Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram

Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram

Technology
Facebook has said it will not remove a manipulated video of its chief Mark Zuckerberg from Instagram, in which he appears to credit a secretive organisation for his success.The clip is a "deepfake", made by AI software that uses photos of a person to create a video of them in action.Facebook had previously been criticised for not removing a doctored clip of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.The latest decision coincided with the announcement of 500 new jobs in London.The social network has said many of the posts will be involved in building machine-learning based software of its own to automatically detect and remove malicious content posted to its platforms.In addition, they will build tools to help human workers review potentially ...