California Fines Uber Millions

Uber may be based in the Golden State, but it’s increasingly under more scrutiny by the state’s agencies. First, the California Labor Commission found that one of its drivers was, in fact an employee, not a contractor, and was entitled to all the benefits of a full-timer. Now the California Public Utilities Commission hit the ride-sharing service with a $7.3 million fine for not providing … Continue reading California Fines Uber Millions

Facebook Security Chief Says It’s Time to Kill Flash

Abode revealed three critical vulnerabilities in the last week. The zero-day exploit, made public by the dump of Hacking Team’s data and email, was the most publicized but the company also disclosed another two issues that compromises the security of its users. This comes on the heels of many more security issues that involve the browser plug-in. Steve Jobs famously penned his reason as to … Continue reading Facebook Security Chief Says It’s Time to Kill Flash

Microsoft Announces Job Cuts and Losses, Majority of Layoffs in Mobile Products

It’s not a good day if your work with Windows Phone or for Microsoft’s mobile division. The company cut 7,600 jobs tied to the devices and wrote off $7.6 billion of the division’s assets. Situation leaves Microsoft in an unenviable bind: on one hand, analysts point out that the company can’t and won’t keep on trying to break into a market where they’re a distant … Continue reading Microsoft Announces Job Cuts and Losses, Majority of Layoffs in Mobile Products

Netflix’s Feature Movies set to Premiere in October

Netflix has a name for itself in short time with a roster of series stands toe-to-toe with any cable network — House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. That’s also not counting documentaries they’re released, including The Square and What Happened Ms. Simone? The streaming video company is gearing up to add a slate of feature movies that are just as … Continue reading Netflix’s Feature Movies set to Premiere in October

Apple: All Your Packaging Are Belong to Us (in the Apple Store)

It’s something so Apple, you wonder why they didn’t do it earlier — for better or worse — the Cupertino company is requiring third party vendors who do business with its retail juggernaut to co-design its packaging with the company to comply with the company’s standards. This requirement is in addition to Apple’s existing environmental requirements for third-party vendors as well as agreements that force … Continue reading Apple: All Your Packaging Are Belong to Us (in the Apple Store)

Tesla Gigafactory Expected to Start Pumping out Batteries Next Year, Nevada Official Says

A Nevada state official said Tesla’s battery gigafactory will be in operational next year. The opening of the factory means that the company’s Powerwall batteries for home use as well as its anticipated Model 3 electric car, which it plans to market to a wider base of customers by featuring a base price of $35,000 before incentives, are on track to ship. The factory is … Continue reading Tesla Gigafactory Expected to Start Pumping out Batteries Next Year, Nevada Official Says

Rumor: BlackBerry Prepping Android Phone for AT&T

While BlackBerry would like you to think everything’s fine and there’s nothing to see, the former smartphone powerhouse is attempting to stay relevant by embracing Google’s little green droid. Amazon’s Android Appstore apps currently run on the Canadian company’s devices, but it intends to take it a step further with the imminent release of an actual Android phone. The device was hinted at in March during … Continue reading Rumor: BlackBerry Prepping Android Phone for AT&T

Prince Won’t Stream — and this is What it Sounds Like When Doves Cry

With the launch of Apple Music, it’s easy to get heady about the state of streaming media. Holdouts like AC/DC are making their music available on streaming services and Taylor Swift made 1989 available on the fruit company’s service. So, war is over (which is also available on streaming)? Not exactly. Prince (remember when he was symbol dude?), is making waves about taking his music … Continue reading Prince Won’t Stream — and this is What it Sounds Like When Doves Cry

Apple Music: What’s in a Name? A Whole Damn Lot

When the iPhone originally launched, it didn’t come with Apple Music. It didn’t even come with a “Music” app. That was years later. Early adopters who can remember that far back will tell you that it came with an iPod app. Which makes sense. When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, the anticipation building up to the event was that Apple put a phone … Continue reading Apple Music: What’s in a Name? A Whole Damn Lot