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Uber Is Treating Its Drivers As Sweated Labor, Says Report

Uber treats its drivers as Victorian-style "sweated labor", with some taking home less than the minimum wage, according to a report into its working conditions based on the testimony of dozens of drivers. From a report on The Guardian: Drivers at the taxi.....»»

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A ridiculous plan to produce unlimited clean energy actually seems to be working

Humans need energy because that's the only thing that powers our smartphones, and without them we'd have to actually talk to our relatives at family gatherings, so it's a pretty big deal that we have an energy plan for the future. The sun is a great sourc.....»»

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This Amazon deal on a touchscreen Chromebook makes your holiday shopping so much easier

Deals on Chromebooks come and go all the time, but today's Amazon deal on the Lenovo Chromebook N22 11.6" Touchscreen Notebook is far too good to pass up. For just $179.99, you get a dual-core laptop with an 11.6-inch touchscreen, 16GB of SSD storage with.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News2 hr. 22 min. ago

Western Digital announces high-capacity 12TB, 14TB helium-filled hard drives

Western Digital has announced new 12TB, helium-filled hard drives, with a 14TB drive coming in the near future. The company has squeezed an eighth platter into a conventional 3.5-inch form factor, where other conventional drives top out at six. The post .....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated News3 hr. 22 min. ago

Intel, Microsoft going long distance with Cortana on Windows 10 PCs

Intel and Microsoft are working on technology allowing you to shout out commands to Cortana or activate a Windows 10 PC from sleep mode without being all that close to it.The chipmaker is working with Microsoft to add "far-field speech recognition" techno.....»»

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How to Get One of Those Great Data Science Jobs

Data science is a trending topic right now because companies are scrambling to find candidates to fit this position. Interest in working in this industry is growing, but not at a fast enough rate. A McKinsey study predicts that by 2018, there will be a n.....»»

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Working, thumbnail-sized papercraft single-stroke engine

Working, thumbnail-sized papercraft single-stroke engine.....»»

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Canadian Startup Aims to Connect Everything With Style

Recently founded Canadian startup Ubiqweus Inc. is launching a Kickstarter campaign for a set of super easy to deploy Wi-Fi-enabled one-inch cubic sensors, packaged attractively and made to last......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  eetimesRelated News6 hr. 49 min. ago

ET deals: 14-inch Dell Latitude 14 7000 touchscreen laptop for $729

Need a lightweight laptop for business trips? Today, Dell is offering up a substantial discount on the Latitude 14 7000 touchscreen laptop. With a small footprint, a Core i5 CPU, and an SSD, this laptop is a real bargain with today's coupon in play. The p.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated News7 hr. 35 min. ago

After cracks, developers remove Denuvo DRM from their games

Is Denuvo issuing refunds when its protection stops working? How valuable is a digital rights management (DRM) piracy protection scheme after it has been cracked? The obvious answer is "not at all," an answer that seems to have been confirmed by the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Lenovo Yoga 910 Gets Close to Laptop Hybrid Perfection but Has One Major Flaw

[Photo by Daryl Deino] The high-end Lenovo Yoga 910 Hybrid laptop, with a 13.9-inch 4K screen, 16GB of RAM, and a 512 SSD costs between $1299 (Best Buy Special Edition) and $1499. On paper, it looks like the best laptop that you can buy for your money. I.....»»

Category: topSource:  huffingtonpostRelated News8 hr. 9 min. ago

NuVision Tablet – A Bargain Christmas Stocking Stuffer

This 8-inch NuVision tablet is a perfect companion for the on-the-go worker. It is powerful, lightweight, and has excellent resolution......»»

Category: topSource:  dailytechRelated News9 hr. 48 min. ago

In Denmark, Apple loses court case over refurbished phone

Apple Inc. has violated a consumer law in Denmark by giving a customer a refurbished iPhone with used components in replacement for his new one that wasn't working properly, a Danish court ruled......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 35 min. ago

Samsung at work on two types of folding smartphones tips source

There have been rumors that Samsung was working on smartphones with screens that fold going back for years now. A new report has surfaced that claims Samsung is working on a two-track strategy for folding devices. The strategy will see Samsung roll out a .....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News11 hr. 48 min. ago

Posture could explain why women get more VR sickness than men

Women are more susceptible to nausea when using virtual reality, but working out why means understanding what causes motion sickness in general.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated News12 hr. 48 min. ago

Who"s listening? The ethical and legal issues of developing a health app

From large companies to tiny startups, many people are working on creating apps to monitor and improve our health. The technical skill needed is widely recognised and developers are becoming more aware of the need to involve consumers and health professio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 48 min. ago

Lava Launches Feature Phone Metal 24 For INR 2,000

Indian smartphone company Lava has today announced the launch of a new feature phone dubbed as Metal 24, for a price of INR 2,000. While the highlight of the feature phone is its full metal body, it comes with a 2.4 inch QVGA display screen, powered by a .....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News12 hr. 48 min. ago

Foodpanda India loss quadruples, revenue shoots up

Rocket Internet-backed food delivery firm Foodpanda India said on Friday its loss widened in 2015-16 but that it is working to achieve profitability. Loss for the financial year ended March 2016 quadrupled to Rs 142.6 crore from Rs 36 crore the year befor.....»»

Category: topSource:  tchcircleRelated News14 hr. 35 min. ago

New Haptik Update Brings SmartWallet And Other Features

Haptik, the personal assistant app has recently received an update taking it to the version 5.0, which is considered as almost a relaunch for the company, after working on the update for over 6 months now. Speaking about the new Haptik 5.0, the app now ge.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News15 hr. 9 min. ago

Taiwan market: LG offers upgrades to Android 7.0 for LG G5

As Google is planning to officially release Android 7.0 OS at the end of 2016, LG Electronics has taken the initiative to announce the availability of upgrades to the latest version of Android for its LG G5, a 5.3-inch smartphone, in the Taiwan market......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News15 hr. 10 min. ago