Amazon does an about-face on controversial warehouse worker non-compete contracts

Josh Lowensohn March 27, 2015 06:36 pm03.27.2015 32

Amazon is rolling back a controversial non-compete clause in its contracts for warehouse workers (including temporary ones) that could have kept them from working at competing companies for a year and a...

That was quick

Google admits it has huge influence in Washington as it tries to deny having influence

Nathan Ingraham March 27, 2015 05:38 pm03.27.2015 61

It's no secret that Google has been a major influencer in US politics for years now — the company just doesn't want you to know it. But today, it admitted in a roundabout way just how deep its ties into...

One of the biggest power players in Washington doesn't really want people to know about it's power

Sling TV blocked from streaming some shows on A&E, Lifetime channels

Chris Welch March 27, 2015 05:45 pm03.27.2015 24

Sling TV customers have noticed that the streaming service is blacking out certain programs on A&E and Lifetime. Both networks were recently added to Dish's internet TV service, but as noted by TechHive,...

Hopefully this won't be a common issue

Jury finds Kleiner Perkins not liable on all claims in Ellen Pao's gender discrimination case

Nitasha Tiku March 27, 2015 05:10 pm03.27.2015 94

After less than 72 hours of deliberation, the jury in the gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins found the powerful Silicon Valley venture capital firm not liable for all four of Ellen Pao’s...

Slack enables two-factor authentication following security breach

Russell Brandom March 27, 2015 01:15 pm03.27.2015 19

Slack has some good security news and some bad security news. First, the bad news: for four days in February, the company suffered a breach of its user database, exposing sensitive information to malicious...

"We were about a week from release, with just a few small UI tweaks." Official Slack blog

Vine now supports high-definition videos

Jacob Kastrenakes March 27, 2015 12:40 pm03.27.2015 12

Vines are about to start looking a bit nicer. Over the "coming days," the Vine app will start to roll out support for higher quality videos — Vine's blog post suggests that it's bumping the resolution of...

Videos still look compressed, but it's an improvement

There's something eerily beautiful about these pictures of Sphynx cats

Arielle Duhaime-Ross March 27, 2015 12:40 pm03.27.2015 33

I sometimes google pictures of baby wombats, just because I can. I could watch videos of naked mole rats scurrying around for hours. Between the ages of five and 21, I was convinced that I would study...

"It was like a raw cat." Alicia Rius

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review

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Thousands more men have been duped by an international Tinder hack

Michael Zelenko March 27, 2015 11:28 am03.27.2015 55

Earlier this week, The Verge reported on a hacker named "Patrick" who tweaked Tinder’s API to dupe men who thought they were chatting with women into messaging with each other. Apparently, Patrick’s hack...

"Your a bloke?"

Congressman John Carter: 'Cyber is just pounding me from every direction'

Ross Miller March 27, 2015 11:12 am03.27.2015 38

Texas representative John Carter, chairman of the subcommittee on Homeland Security appropriations, and who sits on various other defense-related subcommittees, is hearing about cyber a lot these days. As...


Google is building a robotic surgery platform with Johnson & Johnson

Adi Robertson March 27, 2015 10:57 am03.27.2015 10

Google is partnering with medical and pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson on a robotic surgery project. Johnson & Johnson announced today that Google and its surgery-focused subsidiary Ethicon would...

Project will work on new robotic tools for the operating room

Google now lets you view custom maps in the main Android Maps app

James Vincent March 27, 2015 08:38 am03.27.2015 10

Google has taken another small step to integrating its custom maps feature into its main Maps app. User-created maps can now be viewed in the Android Maps app, but can't, unfortunately, be edited. Creating...

perfect for holidays and day trips

Apple is Hitler, says Chinese CEO

James Vincent March 27, 2015 06:34 am03.27.2015 176

Jia Yueting, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV), has compared Apple to the Nazis in a poster teasing the launch of LeTV's new smartphone. The image was posted to...

Godwin's law hits the big time
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