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Airbnb sues San Francisco over new short-term rental rules

Short-term rental service Airbnb is suing the city of San Francisco over a recently passed amendment to a rental law. The new law is scheduled to go into effect sometime next month, with the lawsuit hoping to block it.
Music

Pandora looks to be soundtrack of Uber experience through new partnership

The Spotify-Pandora rivalry will also now play out in Uber cars. Like its competitor, Pandora has partnered with Uber to bring its listening experience to the transportation service.
Mobile

Samsung patent filing gives clues to future of ‘Ahead,’ its Google-Glass-like device

Samsung has made a patent filing that may reveal the future direction of its a Google Glass-like device, called Ahead. The filing indicates it will have a tailor-made operating system.
Computing

Google ups its classroom cred with Cast for Education and Quizzes

Google has launched a slew of new tools for education and teachers, including quizzes in Google Forms, and Cast for Education, which allows students to cast their screens to their teacher's projector (with permission, of course)
Mobile

Apple employees celebrate LGBTQ Pride with rainbow Apple Watch bands

To commemorate Pride events, Apple broke from its generally monochromatic color scheme, giving employees Apple Watch bands bearing the many colors that have come to symbolize the LGBTQ community around the world.
Cars

Uber stepping into travel advisory and concierge services

Uber's app in China will soon have new apps to help local travelers, UberLife for local devices and Uber + Travel for alternative local transportation. Articles on Uber's website suggest the company is seeking a role as travel authority.
Virtual Reality

Epson peers into the future with the BT-300 augmented reality headset

Epson thinks augmented reality is the future -- but the company is bringing it to the present. We tried out the BT-300 AR headset to see if it’s as good as Epson says.
Mobile

No camera? No problem: French talk show uses iPhone when equipment fails

When a French talk show's camera equipment died about an hour and 45 minutes into taping, the team had to make a game-time decision. And who was there to save the day? The trusty iPhone, of course.
Virtual Reality

HTC bets big on VR after sustaining heavy losses

HTC is struggling to battle back from heavy losses sustained over the past twelve months, but it seems that the company's plan going forward will put a major focus on VR.
Mobile

Report indicates Google-branded phone could arrive in early September

To curb Android fragmentation, Google could produce its first smartphone by the end of this year. Unlike the search giant's line of Nexus devices, this would be built ground up by Google itself.
Mobile

Find a study group with BuddyUp, a new kind of social network

So if you're looking to make new friends on the basis of shared classes, majors, and other academic interests, check out BuddyUp, a free app meant specifically for those in university.
Mobile

Maintain your health and mind with these 15 medical apps

You use your smartphone for everything, you might as well use it to take care of your physical well being. Check out this list of medical apps to find a prescription or diagnose yourself.