Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes

Aerial imagery is a common asset in military matters, but 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without specialized equipment. This new photogrammetry technique from the Army Corps of Engineers, however, can make accurate 3D maps from ordinary aerial footage in just minutes. Photogrammetry is the process …

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Cortana app will stop working on phones in some countries

Microsoft’s changing Cortana strategy is about to have consequences for some phone users. The company has revealed that the Cortana app will stop working after January 31st, 2020 for people in Australia, Canada and the UK. Lists, reminders and other Cortana content won’t pop up in either the app or …

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States sue to prevent EPA from revoking state emissions powers

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pointed out that California had received over 100 waivers from the EPA over the past 50 years — this was a sudden about-face from a federal administration that had allegedly “chosen to side with polluters.” Becerra also argued that the waivers had been granted both …

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Recommended Reading: The 15th anniversary of 'Halo 2'

When ‘Halo 2’ invaded planet earthAnthony John Agnello,The Ringer In the latest installment of “things that will make you feel old,” Halo 2 was released on November 9, 2004 — which makes it 15 years old. The Ringer takes an in-depth look at the game’s legacy, including how it made …

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7 new trailers you should watch this week

I watched The Lego Movie 2 a few weeks ago now that it’s finally streaming. The first one was an unexpectedly smart and hilarious take on what a Lego story can be, and this second one does a good job of keeping up the momentum. The film is funny, and …

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Google scales back town hall meetings following leaks

There’s a “coordinated effort” to leak meetings after each TGIF, Pichai said. He argued that this hurt Google’s ability to use TGIF as a platform for “candid conversations” on key subjects. The company will still hold town hall discussions for “important workplace issues,” the executive promised, and there will still …

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