Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

[ad_1] Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, receives congratulations from Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, of Lakewood after her to give new wage and benefit protections at the so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft was approved by the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The bill now goes to the governor, who has […]

A mini-darkroom on the table

[ad_1] Taking digital photos is one thing; the next-level of happiness is making real photos to have and hold. At least, that is the reasoning of the kinds of enthusiasts who will be drawn to an item called Polaroid Lab. “The idea behind the Polaroid Lab is that it turns your most precious smartphone photos […]

Swiss say Facebook's digital currency plan will face hurdles

[ad_1] In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the Facebook logo on a screen at Nasdaq in Time Square, New York. Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency called Libra. Facebook has said a nonprofit association headquartered in Geneva would oversee Libra, […]

Cell-mostly internet users place privacy burden on themselves

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new report from the Media, Inequality and Change (MIC) Center—a joint project of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University—details the kinds of online privacy tradeoffs that disproportionately impact cell-mostly internet users, who are likely to […]

Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

[ad_1] Dozens of supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. If approved by the legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, AB5, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, would require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat […]

Nerve-like 'optical lace' gives robots a human touch

[ad_1] LED light illuminating the optical lacework structure when left alone and when deformed. Credit: Xu et al., Sci. Robot. 4, eaaw6304 (2019) A new synthetic material that creates a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system could enable soft robots to sense how they interact with their environment and adjust their actions […]

Are Apple's latest iPhones worth the money?

[ad_1] by Edward C. Baig, Usa Today Now that Apple has unveiled the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, the most obvious question is whether Tim Cook & Co. have done enough to convince you to buy the latest handsets when they hit stores on Sept. 20. Though the final verdict must wait […]

'Flying fish' robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air

[ad_1] Illustration of the robot leaping out of the water. Credit: Aerial Robotics Lab/Imperial College London A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water’s surface. The robot, which can travel 26 metres through the air after take-off, could be used to collect water samples in […]

Get ready to see 'Slofies' all over the internet

[ad_1] Slofie: What do you get when you cross a slow-motion video with a selfie? The answer is a ‘slofie,’ an Apple-coined term. This fun feature is available on all new iPhone 11 models. 2019 Apple Inc. All Rights Reserved. Prepare to see more slo-mo videos on your Instagram and Facebook timelines in the coming […]

Strike-hit British Airways flying into turbulence

[ad_1] British Airways pilots walked out for the first time in the company’s 100-year history, sparked by a bitter and long-running feud over pay British Airways, which likes to call itself the world’s favourite airline, flew into turbulence this week as pilots staged a costly and historic two-day strike, tarnishing its global reputation, analysts said […]