Denmark Accuses Uber of Helping Drivers Break Taxi Laws

Aiding and abetting criminal activity isn’t a charge reserved just for people — apparently, companies can get in hot water for the same thing. The latest to be charged with such a crime is none other than controversy-magnet Uber, which on Friday was indicted in Denmark for allegedly helping two of …

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Airbnb Drops Suit Over New York City Short-Term Rental Law

It’s official: New York City and Airbnb will work together. The hosting company agreed to terms of enforcement of a short-term apartment rental law by New York City and dropped a lawsuit against the city that was filed in October, according to Reuters. The law, passed by the New York state legislature …

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Suggestion to Name Street After Steve Jobs Stirs Controversy

It seemed like an innocuous enough suggestion, but a proposal to name a street in Paris after late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs has ruffled some feathers. The French capital is currently in the midst of building a new startup incubator, Halle Freyssinet, with which it hopes to ultimately …

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The 6 Best Weather Apps for Android

Your local weatherman is always the best person to tell you what the weather’s going to be like, but what happens when you’re on the road, away from home, or can’t get to the TV? That’s where weather apps come in. Apps are a great way to get the latest …

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The Best of Google Play 2016

Google’s giving presents a little early this year — the company announced the best apps, books, movies, and shows of 2016 on Google Play. The winners represent global top-trending content and they span six categories. More: ‘OK Google’ voice commands coming to the stand-alone Android Auto app Deadpool gets a special …

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The Countdown has Begun: Google Launches Santa Tracker

It’s that time of year again. As Christmas approaches, Google has officially opened Santa’s Village. That’s right, the countdown to when Santa’s departure on his sleigh to deliver joy around the world has begun. But before Santa departs, his elves are keeping busy, and Google’s making it easy to see what …

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British Police Legally Mugs Suspect to Unlock iPhone

U.K. police appear to have adopted an unorthodox method when it comes to getting around phone encryption — to access the data on a suspect’s iPhone, they decided to take matters into their own hands and, as the BBC reported, “legally ‘mug’ [him]” while it was unlocked. According to a BBC report, Scotland …

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FCC Says AT&T and Verizon Are Violating Net Neutrality

If you thought Verizon and AT&T’s plan to exempt videos streamed via certain services from their customers’ data plans sounded a little unfair, you weren’t the only one. In a sternly worded pair of letters sent to AT&T and Verizon, the Federal Communications Commission accused the carriers of a potential …

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Heart Rate Variability Monitor Helps Control Stress

If you don’t have the time and money to travel to the Himalayas so you can train with monks to control your breathing and heart rate, here’s a wearable device that promises to teach the same skills. The Lief Smart Patch works with a smartphone app to measure heart rate variability (HRV), …

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Seagate's New External Drive Aims At Amazon Drive Users

This week, Seagate revealed an external storage device called the Seagate Duet. It’s the result of a collaboration between Seagate and Amazon to provide a portable storage solution specifically for Amazon Drive customers. Even more, the external drive includes a free year of Amazon Drive Unlimited Storage for new Amazon …

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