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Slack goes down because of ‘connectivity issues’ – CNET

What have you done, Slack? Slack Work messaging app platform Slack is having some issues, the company confirmed Friday afternoon on Twitter. Some messages aren’t sending and some are taking a lot longer than usual to load. So sorry, we are investigating some connectivity issues right now. Thanks for your patience! — Slack (@SlackHQ) June …

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Murder suspect identified by DNA database has now been convicted – CNET

Genetic genealogists use genes from all of a suspect’s chromosomes to find distant relatives in the GEDmatch database. Getty Images A defendant has been found guilty of murder in what’s believed to be the first trial brought against a criminal suspect identified through the public DNA database GEDmatch. Marking a major milestone for the new …

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SpaceX is in communication with all but three of 60 Starlink satellites one month after launch

It’s been over a month since SpaceX launched its first batch of 60 internet-beaming satellites for the company’s massive Starlink initiative, and all but three of the satellites seem to be working as intended. Initially, SpaceX was able to communicate with all 60 spacecraft after launch, but eventually lost communication with three outliers. The uncommunicative …

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BMW executive calls EVs ‘overhyped’ at company event about EVs

BMW executive and board member Klaus Fröhlich told reporters this week that the shift to cars powered by electricity is “overhyped,” and said that there is “no” consumer demand for them. Curiously, Fröhlich made these comments at an event where BMW proudly announced it will accelerate plans to release 25 cars that are partially or …

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Gay dating app Jack’d settles complaint over exposing private photos

New York’s attorney general has settled a complaint over gay, bisexual, and queer dating app Jack’d, whose parent company left users’ private photos exposed online for at least a year. The company, Online Buddies, will pay $240,000 and implement a “comprehensive security program” to prevent similar incidents in the future. The Register and Ars Technica …

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Valve Index Now Shipping Alongside 30+ Supported Games

Valve’s long-awaited response to PC VR has officially arrived. Today marks the launch of the Valve Index, a powerful new PC-powered VR headset which boasts a maximum field-of-view of roughly 130-degrees, dual custom 1440×1600 LCD panels featuring full RGB subpixels, a 120Hz and experimental 144Hz refresh rate (backwards compatibility with 90Hz included), near field off-ear …

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VR Experience Gave E3 Attendees A Platform For Inclusion

An interactive VR painting provided underrepresented communities with a meditative space to share thoughts on identity.  50 years ago, in the early morning of June 28th, 1969, violent demonstrations ignited in the streets of Manhattan. Police officers had just raided a Greenwich Village gay bar called the Stonewall Inn. Homosexuality was illegal at the time, …

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Women’s World Cup 2019: How to watch the US women’s team vs. France live – CNET

Megan Rapinoe leads the USWNT against France in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. NurPhoto After winning the 2015 World Cup in Canada against Japan, the United States Women’s National Team is a heavy favorite to repeat as champs in the Women’s World Cup. The USWNT squeaked by Spain in its first match of the knockout stage …

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Valve Index review: high-powered VR at a high-end price

Gaming company Valve pioneered VR as we know it today, creating a sophisticated tracking system and prototyping several headsets. It runs the popular SteamVR platform, and it’s partnered with HTC on the Vive system. But it hasn’t actually produced a VR headset. That’s changing with the Valve Index: a high-end, PC-tethered headset that starts shipping …

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