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LVMH hires former Apple executive as digital director
PARIS (Reuters) - LVMH has hired Ian Rogers, an Apple Inc iTunes senior director, to be its new head of digital, as part of the luxury group's drive to more fully embrace the Internet.









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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:26:00 GMT

Intel launches Skylake processors
Intel takes the wraps off its new family of Skylake computer chips, explaining why the processors should outperform its earlier processors.

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PC World - News RSS feed
last updated: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:23:00 +1000

Verizon to introduce SDN security feature later this month
Verizon will introduce a virtualized firewall service across its global network later this month, part of its move into software-defined networking.

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Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
last updated: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:01:00 -0400

Uber drivers granted class action status in lawsuit over employment

Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, CaliforniaBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or employees, a key development in a case threatening Uber's business model and that of other hot startups dependent on similar service workers. Three drivers sued Uber in a federal court in San Francisco, contending they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance. The results of Uber's legal battle could reshape the sharing economy, which is built around Internet companies that serve as marketplaces matching people who provide a service with others looking to pay for it.


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Sheep in baaaa-d situation seeks shearer
IF YOU’VE ever put off a haircut for a little too long, you’ll relate to this very woolly sheep. His fleece is so out of control the RSPCA has put out an urgent call for help.

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CNET News
last updated: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:36:29 GMT

Neanderthals may have enjoyed hot baths at home in their caves
An archaeological excavation in Spain reveals a concave hole believed to have been used by inhabitants for heated water. No rubber duckies -- or cave drawings of them -- were found.









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The music of bronze-age Celts revealed through 3D printing
A bronze artefact previously thought to have been the butt of a spear has been revealed to be the mouthpiece of an ancient horn.









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The smartphone with crazy cloud storage just hit its Kickstarter goal
Startup Nextbit, run by former Google and HTC executives, hit its goal of selling $500,000 worth of smartphones in a single day.









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Best mobile games of August 2015 (pictures)
Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in August 2015.









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How the ankylosaurus dino got its mighty, Thor-like hammer-tail
The ankylosaur boasted a clubbed tail strong enough to break bones. Here's how a dinosaur developed into one bad herbivore you don't want to mess with.









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An on-demand alcohol delivery company just raised $4.5 million
Saucey expands beyond California roots as Silicon Valley-backed startups try bringing the liquor store to you.









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Uber suffers loss as judge grants drivers' suit class action status
A California judge rules that the employee vs. independent-contractor case that was limited to three drivers can now be expanded to thousands of drivers.









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After a quarter million iPhones hacked, a reminder 'jailbreaking' devices still not safe
Despite warnings from Apple, users continue to alter their iPhones to be more flexible.









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Technicolor punches high-def video into higher dynamic range
Is it possible to convert today's standard- and high-definition shows and movies into tomorrow's High-Dynamic Range (HDR) video? Technicolor claims yes.









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Google's new logo: What it really means
Technically Incorrect: Is it really about reflecting a new Google reality? If so, which one?









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Wander virtually through a musician's mind with 'GE Neuro' VR experience (Tomorrow Daily 235)
Ashley and Khail watch the trailer for a VR experience taking place inside a person's mind, rejoice at Amazon's new offline video option for iOS and Android and check out a 54-propeller "super drone" made by a hobbyist.









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Woman who sued Uber over alleged rape in India withdraws lawsuit
Ride-hailing service condemned the attack but argued the company was not contractually related to the defendant and that California was the wrong place to file the lawsuit.









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Work out or the giraffe gets it: Tep app does fitness Tamagotchi-style
A fitness-tracking app called Tep challenges you to walk, run and cycle regularly to keep your adorable pet giraffe alive.









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54-propeller superdrone lifts off with a person inside
It took 54 propellers for the Swarm superdrone to get off the ground with a human passenger along for the exciting ride.









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LinkedIn, Instagram revamp messaging to keep pace with rivals
Both social networks update their messaging platforms to allow for more casual back-and-forth conversations -- complete with emojis.









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These tech-savvy military dogs will kill you with cuteness (pictures)
It's a high-risk, high-tech dog's life for these Navy K-9s who are pure 10s to their human partners.









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Popular movie characters get day jobs (pictures)
UK door retailer Aspire Doors put together a series of images that show what some of your favorite movie characters do when they're not saving and/or destroying the world.









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Jimmy Kimmel says gamers want him to get AIDS and die
Having mocked the notion of people watching people play video games, the late night host displays nasty messages from people who like to do just that.









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Bruce Wayne decorates man caves? Even Batman needs a day job
A series of creative images reveal the day jobs of popular movie characters like Batman, E.T., Thor and Dumbledore.









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Watch Halo 5 opening cinematic
Featuring Spartan Locke, Fireteam Osiris and a whole lot of enemies.









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BuzzFeed - Geeky
last updated: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:42:47 -0400

14 Times Sun In "Sense8" Was The Ultimate Badass

Doona Bae is bae.

When she let her father know exactly what she thought of his opinion:

And gave a taste of what she can do:

When she had just the right combination of honesty and intimidation:

And dropped this truth bomb on us all:


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Judge Lets Drivers’ Class Action Lawsuit Against Uber Go Forward
The lawsuit could set a precedent that reshapes some of the world's most promising young companies

A California judge handed down an order on Tuesday that could spell big trouble for the on-demand economy. Northern District Court Judge Edward Chen determined that 160,000 current and former Uber drivers in the state could be treated as a class, which will allow a lawsuit against the company to go forward. At stake are questions about the future of jobs in America and potentially billions of dollars for one of the world’s fastest-growing companies.

The lawsuit alleges that those drivers were misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees, and that Uber has thus cheated them out of things that employees get under California law, like reimbursements for gas, worker’s compensation and other benefits. The lawsuit also claims that the company failed to pass on tips to the workers.

Chen said in his order the court will allow four named drivers to stand in for the whole lot as lawyers battle over their worker status and tips they may be owed. He denied their request to seek reimbursements for things like gas as a class—saying the four drivers might not be representing everyone’s best interest—but he also gave Shannon Liss-Riordan, the lawyer representing the drivers, 35 days to file arguments convincing him otherwise.

Uber itself has said that if the case doesn’t go in their favor, allowing them to keep treating drivers as contractors—which in turn allows them to avoid costly outlays ranging from payroll taxes to minimum wage—the company might be forced to change its entire business model. That kind of precedent could also send many other companies who have followed Uber’s lead rushing to revamp their business models, converting their booze deliverers or cleaners or handymen to employees. And it would likely influence judges overseeing more than a dozen other cases about the status of workers in the on-demand economy.

At a hearing in early August, Uber’s lawyers argued that their drivers are too diverse—and have such various relationships with the company—that they cannot reasonably be treated as one class. There is no such thing, they asserted, as a “typical” Uber driver. If that argument had prevailed, those 160,000 people would have been left to bring lawsuits on their own, a costly and time-consuming task most likely wouldn’t pursue.

But Chen said that the company was taking an impossible position: asserting on the one hand that all drivers are categorically contractors and then also asserting that they’re so wildly different that no court could treat them all the same. “Uber argues that individual issues with respect to each driver’s ‘unique’ relationship with Uber so predominate that this Court (unlike, apparently, Uber itself) cannot make a classwide determination,” Chen wrote.

A further conference regarding the case has been set for October 22.

Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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last updated: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:22:42 +0000

liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI

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last updated: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:44:57 +0000

alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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GoPro camera and app updates let you trim and share video on the go
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You’ve taken the trouble to mount your GoPro action cam for recording your daredevil feats. Now, the company has made it even easier to share them with your awestruck friends and family. GoPro has added a new video Trim and Share feature to its mobile app for iOS and Android, as well as some of its camera models, that will let you extract short clips from your footage to instantly share. The feature is available now in the newest version of the mobile app, and comes as a firmware upgrade to the HERO4 Black with LCD BacPac, HERO4 Silver, and HERO+ LCD, cameras. Press the new Trim icon…

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