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Trouble for Uber after ‘driver status’ lawsuit gets class-action go-ahead

In a major step that could ultimately have widespread implications for the sharing economy, a California judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit aimed at getting Uber to recognize its drivers as employees and not as independent contractors.

Mobile

Acer goes all in on Skylake with latest expansion to computing line

Acer's expanded computing line only adds to its currently varied portfolio. The R11 Chromebook, R13 Convertible Notebook, Aspire V Nitro, and Revo Build series all demonstrate Acer's attempts at achieving a more personalized computing experience

Computing

Netflix launches in Japan, though it’s doing things a little differently there

Netflix has finally arrived in Japan, a country with huge revenue potential for the video streaming company. However, it's clearly done its research, choosing to launch the service in a slightly manner than usual.

Home Theater

Assange’s inventive escape plans revealed in secret papers from Ecuadorean Embassy

Leaked papers detailing Julian Assange's life inside the Ecuadorean Embassy reveal a sometimes tense atmosphere, with talk of "clashes with embassy staff, concerns over Assange’s psychological health, and potential escape plans."

Web

The Basis Peak fitness watch now comes with Runtastic’s app

The Basis Peak looks like a smartwatch, but acts like a serious fitness tracker. The Peak can monitor your heart rate, sleep, activity, and overall wellness, and integrates with Runtastic's app.

Wearables

Toshiba mashes 4K into a 12.5-inch screen with the Satellite Radius 12

At this week's IFA electronics show in Berlin, Toshiba revealed its new 12.5-inch Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop with 4K display and improved battery life.

Computing

Neato’s latest Botvac vacuum can be controlled with your smartphone

Ideal for cleaning the floors when you are away from the home, the most recent revision of the Botvac will connect to a home's Wi-Fi network and link to the owner's smartphone for mobile control.

Home

Studios sue 16 users of Popcorn Time, the ‘Netflix for Pirates’

Indie studios Millennium Films and Nu Image have filed a lawsuit against Popcorn Time users who accessed the Pierce Brosnan-starring film. The studios claim that users are at fault as the service did include a warning against watching illegal content.

Movies & TV

Intel’s massive 6th-gen Core line-up debuts at IFA 2015

Hot on the heels of the Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K, Intel has announced a massive lineup of 6th-gen "Skylake" processors at IFA 2015. They span mobile and desktop, from extremely powerful quad-cores to power-sipping Core M chips.

Computing

CBS will live stream select NFL regular season games, playoffs, and Super Bowl 50

Keeping up with the upcoming NFL season will be a little bit easier thanks to CBS. The network will live stream two regular season NFL games for the first time this season, as well as four playoff games and the Super Bowl.

Movies & TV

New Bourne villain to be played by Vincent Cassel in Snowden-inspired sequel

Vincent Cassel will cause problems for Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in the series' upcoming film, which is due out in 2016. According to Damon, the film will take place in a post-Edward Snowden world.

Movies & TV