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After Uber ruling, pressure mounts on companies to reclassify contractors

New suits claim the contract workers are in effect employees

Xbox One, PS4 sales in China could be disappointing

Niko Partners expects sales of the consoles to be less than 550,000 units in 2015


Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

In Japan, Uber dons white gloves to battle an elegant rival

A small group of foreign and domestic firms is trying to improve on Japanese taxi services

Another fiber optic cable severed by vandals, slowing west coast Internet

It's the 11th incident of fiber cutting in a year.

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Toyota, Nissan and Honda to back hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure

The three Japanese car makers have agreed to work together to get more fuel cell vehicles on the road and pledged to put money toward building more hydrogen fueling stations.

HP makes it official, files to spin off enterprise division

The company says it's on track to split in two by Nov. 1.

PayPal to acquire money transfer service Xoom for $890 million

The deal comes as PayPal prepares to split itself off from parent company eBay

DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

Despite Apple Watch, Fitbit is still in the race

Fitbit's fitness trackers may have outsold the Apple Watch in May, according to a research firm

Facebook tests a new way to show video - and make money from it

Called Suggested Videos, a new feed will appear first on iOS, showing both partner content and ads

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The top companies computer science, engineering, and math majors want to work for

Science, technology, engineering, and math majors weighed in on their dream employers. Guess which is number 1?

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see

Intel's first Skylake chips coming in first week of August

The first Skylake chips will be the high-end gaming chips, according to a source

FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

The provider of prepaid mobile service reached a settlement with the agency

Microsoft's Office 2016 preview gets real-time editing in Word and more

New features also include support for hand-written equations and providing information through Bing

Want an IPv4 address? Get in line

North America's Internet registry has started a waiting list for requests it can't fulfill

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Getting started with Apple Music: 12 things to do first

For those about to rock, we present our Apple Music day 1 guide.

'Cloud tax' jacks up Netflix bills in Chicago

The new charge is separate from sales tax, and could add 9 percent to customers' bills.

Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools

The company has embedded its cloud Operations Management Suite into System Center, and has enhanced its Azure backup offerings

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