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Should Uber drivers be classified as employees or independent contractors? The ride-hailing company has always leaned towards the latter, because it means it can avoid paying potentially expensive staff benefits, insurance and expenses. However, a Ca...

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Between showing off three new smartphones and two seemingly random pairs of Bluetooth headphones, it's safe to say Team Motorola had a pretty busy morning. Still, we wanted even more insight into the thinking that went into the new Moto Xs, the compa...

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Developers Dave Proctor and Alex Rushdy of 13AM Games are in the middle of an impassioned conversation about the Wii U and independent development. "I think the industry is getting into a habit of unsustainably large development, where it's like, 'U...

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Hold on, folks -- Motorola's big event wasn't done when it unveiled a trio of new smartphones. The company has also launched two sets of Bluetooth headphones, the in-ear Surround (shown above) and over-ear Pulse (below). Besides the form factor, you'...

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The UK's Transport Systems Catapult has launched its new "Visualisation Laboratory." It's called that because it depends on virtual reality to, in the agency's own words, "help generate innovation and overcome problems in the UK's transport network."...

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Xbox One users who also own a Win 10 phone have long been able to share their gaming screenshots using Microsoft's Smartglass app. Now that ability is coming to both Android and iOS devices. Users will be able to view, share, and save their screensho...

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OnePlus, a 900-strong company that's sold 1.5 million smartphones since its debut 15 months ago, is doing surprisingly well outside its home country, China. As we sat in OnePlus' funky recreational room, CEO Pete Lau revealed that about 60 to 70 perc...

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Almost exactly 15 months ago, the OnePlus One made its debut as a $299 flagship smartphone to wow the geeks; and it's even been lowered to $249 as of last month. That, of course, is to make way for the company's next act, the OnePlus 2 (we were asked...

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Typically, you have to jump in with both feet if you want to shape web browser features -- you have to use early (read: buggy) releases and leap into the developer community. But what if you're happy with a stable version and just want to offer a bit...

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A cat usually doesn't love you the way a dog does. But my cats love me. No really. They greet me at the door meowing and carrying on. Well, one of them does. The other one greets me a few minutes later when it's feeding time and later, when she needs...

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If you don't like the thought of autonomous robots brandishing weapons, you're far from alone. A slew of researchers and tech dignitaries (including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak) have backed an open letter calling for a ban on any rob...

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Stick with the same phone, broadband or TV provider for long enough and eventually your bills will go up. It's just a matter of when and by how much. BT is the latest to announce some UK price rises, which arrive on September 20th and affect all thre...

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Until now, if you wanted an Apple Watch, you had to buy it in one of three places: online, at the Apple Store or at your nearest high-end luxury goods boutique. If none of those places are convenient, then you'll be happy to learn that the wearable w...

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Our graphical calculators are back from repair, so it's time to crunch the numbers once again. It's a good week for it too: Apple Watch predictions, uneasily fast explanations of the entire universe and cable company that's doing better in internet t...

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. NASA dropped a bombshell this past week: The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered the most Earth-like plan...

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When the Premier League kicks off again in two weeks, we'll see new teams and fresh faces, but there'll also be a new way to catch the action as it unfolds. That's all thanks to BT's new Ultra HD box, which will offer coverage of Saturday evening and...

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Quite a few filmmakers have already unleashed their take on the life of Steve Jobs, with Aaron Sorkin's Michael Fassbender-starrer slated to be released in October. But if you'd rather watch that Jobs documentary that premiered at the SXSW Film Festi...

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You know how everyone completely loses it every time Facebook pushes a redesign live? It's happening again -- except this time it's happening on Miiverse, Nintendo's quirky social network. On July 29th Miiverse will be given its first major overhaul:...

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Bad news, power-users: if you habitually root every smartphone you put in your pocket, you won't be able to use Samsung Pay. Users participating in the South Korean trial program have learned that devices with unrestricted access to the file system h...

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Few things in life are better than videos and GIFs about cats -- they bring joy to people. If you feel that way, then you'll probably want to download this new iOS app called Cat Shake. As its name suggests, the application requires you to, well, sha...

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here. If you're looking for the best in-ear headphones on a budget, get the Brainwavz Delta With In-Line Microphone. After 32 hours of...

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When the first trailer for Pixels hit I was worried that the movie was going to be a "steaming pile of cinematic garbage." Now that I've actually seen the Adam Sandler and Kevin James vehicle, I can say that was still far too generous a prediction; i...

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Earlier this week, the independent London arcade Heart of Gaming was burgled. Thieves took over £5,000 worth of consoles, games and accessories, leaving the owners understandably crestfallen. The arcade is best-known for its retro cabinets, but those...

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