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Predators are using Fortnite to lure kids. Cops say parents need to worry

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First, parents worried about their children being approached by predators at grocery stores and on playgrounds. Then the threat moved online via shady profiles on social media. Now, authorities say, some phone apps have opened even more channels of communication between adult predators and minors — including some video games like Fortnite and Minecraft. Earlier this week, in announcing […]

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THE GUIDE TO VIRTUAL REALITY

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Everything you ever wanted to know about headsets, Oculus, Magic Leap, and simulator sickness. ALL HAIL THE headset. Or, alternatively, all ignore the headset, because it’s gonna be a dismal failure anyway. That’s pretty much the conversation around virtual reality, a technology by which computer-aided stimuli create the immersive illusion of being somewhere else—and a topic on which middle ground […]

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Business app Slack valued at £5.6bn after latest fundraising

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The four-year old startup challenger to Microsoft and Google raises $472m from investors in latest fundraising round. Slack has raised $472m in its latest funding round, valuing the popular business messaging app at more than $7.1bn (£5.6bn). The San Francisco-based company, which was valued at $5.1bn almost a year ago, has raised more than $1.26bn […]