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Now Salesforce officially owns Slack, Richard Lawler

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Cloud computing giant Salesforce has completed its acquisition of Slack, a $27.7 billion dollar deal that adds the messaging app to its suite of enterprise software without immediately changing Slack’s functionality, branding, or leadership. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said in a statement that “Together we’ll define the future of enterprise software, creating the digital HQ that enables every organization to …

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Amazon’s new MMO may be bricking Nvidia 3090s, Jay Peters

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The closed beta for Amazon Games’ new MMO New World has been marred by reports that the game has bricked some players’ Nvidia RTX 3090 graphics cards. In a statement shared Wednesday, Amazon says that it has seen “no indication of widespread issues with 3090s,” but will be releasing a patch anyway. Here’s Amazon’s full statement shared with The Verge …

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Here’s how to check your phone for Pegasus spyware using Amnesty’s tool, Mitchell Clark

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Amnesty International — part of the group that helped break the news of journalists and heads of state being targeted by NSO’s government-grade spyware, Pegasus — has released a tool to check if your phone has been affected. Alongside the tool is a great set of instructions, which should help you through the somewhat technical checking process. Using the tool …

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A new athlete wellness trend just dropped, Nicole Wetsman

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Athletes love a good wellness trend. Anything that promises to boost performance or give the slightest edge to anyone competing at the highest level of their sport is going to find the ears of elite athletes and Olympians — even (or especially) if it looks like a torture device. In 2016, the fad was cupping: a technique that used suction …

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Nighttime weather on Venus revealed for the 1st time, ,

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What’s the weather like at night on Venus? Scientists are finally finding out. Just one planet away, Venus is relatively close to Earth and we have been studying it for a long time, with the first Venusian probe reaching the planet in 1978. However, scientists have known very little about what the weather is like at night on Venus. That …

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Khalid’s latest music video is a big, sloppy kiss to Silicon Valley, Andrew J. Hawkins

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Grammy-nominated singer Khalid has a new album coming out, and the first single, “New Normal,” is as smooth and breezy as a summer afternoon, which is weird because the video that accompanies the track is pretty much a venture capitalist’s dream come true. The video depicts a futuristic utopia full of skyscraper gardens, autonomous vehicles, drone deliveries, and smart homes. …

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Google Maps now helps you avoid crowded public transportation – CNET,Dashia Starr

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Google Maps now serves up transit crowd predictions in 100 countries. Angela Lang/CNET Google Maps is adding transit crowd predictions covering 10,000 transit systems in 100 countries. The transit predictions are based on AI technology, user feedback and location trends over time, the search giant said Wednesday. And in New York and Sydney, the crowdedness indicator is even at a …

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Elon Musk says SpaceX holds Bitcoin, ribs Jack Dorsey at conference, Elizabeth Lopatto

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“SpaceX, Tesla, and I own Bitcoin,” Elon Musk said at a Bitcoin conference today. Though Tesla no longer allows people to pay for cars using Bitcoin, the automaker hasn’t sold its Bitcoin, he said. “We’re not selling any Bitcoin, nor am I selling anything personally or nor is SpaceX selling any Bitcoin.” In addition, Musk disclosed that he owned Ethereum …