Month: December 2019

Uber effort to kill California’s AB 5 gig worker law is latest of many tries – CNET

An 11th hour lawsuit takes aim at state labor law Assembly Bill 5, which reclassifies some gig workers as employees. …read more Source:: CNet

Foam Board, Old Electronics, and Imagination Make Movie Magic

When it comes to building sets and props for movies and TV, it’s so easy to get science fiction wrong – particularly with low-budget productions. It must be tempting for the set department to fall back on the “get a bunch of stuff and paint it silver” model, which can make for a tedious experience…

Best noise canceling headphones of 2020 – CNET

Looking for an active noise-canceling headphone? These are CNET’s current top picks. …read more Source:: CNet

US Army bans TikTok app from government phones – CNET

The move follows Pentagon guidance and a similar ban from the US Navy. …read more Source:: CNet

Keep your fitness resolution with today’s New Year’s Eve-only Bowflex deals – CNET

Save up to $250 and get accessories like a free kettlebell when you buy a Bowflex Max cardio workout machine. …read more Source:: CNet

The Register disappears up its own fundament with a Y2K prank to make a BOFH’s grinchy heart swell with pride

The circle is now complete. When I met you I was but the learner. Now, I am the master. Y2K Welcome to Y2K, The Register’s stagger through the events of two decades ago, some of which are perhaps a little closer to home than we’d thought.… …read more Source:: The Register disappears up its own…

Sonos Gives a Lame Reason For Bricking Older Devices in ‘Recycle Mode’

Sonos has a good reputation for building quality speakers, but its latest move has disappointed some buyers, reports Engadget. From a report: Recently, the company offered a trade-up program, giving legacy customers 30 percent off the latest One, Beam or Port. In exchange, buyers just had to “recycle” their existing products. However, what Sonos meant…

Alligators in little ‘top hats’ could give scientists a better look at reptile life – CNET

Researchers offer a debonair debut to these toothsome creatures. …read more Source:: CNet

Fortnite is throwing an in-game New Year’s bash – CNET

Why go out when you can stay in and enjoy fireworks on the island? …read more Source:: CNet

New combustion-powered cars could be banned in Ireland by 2030 – Roadshow

It seems the emerald isle’s government is set to block the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-powered cars over the next decade. …read more Source:: CNet