• Uber driver is employee, not contractor: California Labor Commission

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    A San Francisco-based driver for smartphone-based ride-hailing service Uber is an employee, not a contractor, according to a ruling by the California Labor Commission.The ruling, filed o

  • Oklahomans make several connections at biotech event

    BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The Oklahoma Bioscience Association’s delegation on Tuesday traveled from Oklahoma to Philadelphia to promote the state’s bioscience sector during the 2015 international convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

  • See under the sea, swim with whales via Google Street View

    Natalie Crofts, KSL | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    It is now possible to explore oceans around the world without getting wet. Google Street View released new imagery of 40 locations around the world in honor of World Oceans Day.

  • Non-Profits Benefit When Audio Visual is Involved

    Brad Poarch | Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Non-profits give back so much to the community. Working with an audio visual company helps them promote their message, reach more people and raise more funds.

  • Zoo animals review the Apple Watch

    Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    The San Diego Zoo visited Mashable in New York with some animal pals, and the results were mixed. It seems the Apple Watch is not so impressive for anyone with a beak. (It does say a lot about the device's durability, though.)

  • Netflix's new homepage makes it much easier to find movies you like

    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Get ready for a new-look Netflix, Mashable reports. Netflix announced its much anticipated redesign to its user experience had finally begun to roll out to the masses, the first such major change in four years.

  • Alibaba To Launch Netflix-Like Video Streaming Service In China

    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will launch an online video streaming service in China in about two months, hoping to emulate the U.S.'s Netflix Inc and HBO, the firm's head of digital entertainment said on Sunday, Reuters reports. The service will be called 'TBO', or Tmall Box Office, with content bought from China and other countries, as well as in-house productions, Alibaba's Patrick Liu told reporters in Shanghai.

  • Facebook’s new app helps you share photos with only those you want to see them

    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Facebook users share hundreds of millions of photos every day — more than 350 million, by the social network's last count. But for every selfie, Instagram and vacation photo you share, chances are that dozens of photos never make it off your phone, Mashable reports. Facebook now has an app for those photos, called Moments.

  • Nobel Prize-winning scientist says he was forced to resign after 'women' comment

    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    As jokes go, says The Guardian, Sir Tim Hunt’s brief standup routine about women in science last week must rank as one of the worst acts of academic self-harm in history. What he said was wrong, he acknowledges, but the price he and his wife have had to pay for his mistakes has been extreme and unfair. “I have been hung out to dry,” says Hunt. Certainly the speed of the dispatch of Hunt – who won the 2001 Nobel prize in physiology for his work on cell division – from his various academic posts is startling.

  • Facebook Tracks How Long You Inspect News Feed Stories

    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

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  • Banned eBay forger back to his old tricks

    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    A year ago David Henty, a master forger, was banned from eBay for life for selling thousands of fake paintings on the internet auction site. That ban has failed miserably. An investigation by The Telegraph shows Mr Henty remains as prolific – and as profitable – as ever. His fake paintings sold on the online auction site have earned him at least £15,000 since the start of the year. In that time, Mr Henty has sold about 130 paintings – almost all of them forgeries churned out at his seaside home in Brighton, England, which enjoys views over the Channel.

  • Google launches a YouTube built for gamers

    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Google Inc said on Friday that it is launching a live streaming gaming service called "YouTube Gaming", creating a rival to Amazon.com Inc's Twitch service. The service, to be available in the form of an app as well as a website, will focus exclusively on gamers and gaming. More than 25,000 games will each have their own page on the site, bringing videos and live streams about various titles together in a single space, Google said. Users will be able to add games to their collection for quick access, subscribe to channels, and receive recommendations on new games based on the games and channels they follow.

  • OU's supercomputing team gears up for global competition

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    The University of Oklahoma team will head to Austin, Texas, in November and will go head-to-head with supercomputing teams from as far away as China, Germany and Australia at the Student Cluster Competition. American teams from colleges such as Purdue and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology also will compete.

  • ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 3 Early Release Sparks Social Media Frenzy

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    “Orange is the New Black” fans got a very welcome surprise on Thursday when Netflix began streaming Season 3 of the prison-based comedy drama six hours early, The Wrap reports. The good news was delivered via a tweet from the streaming service just after 6 p.m. PT that announced “Attention inmates! Orange Is the New Black season 3 is out on early release.”

  • Zoo Employee Receives Backlash For Viral Facebook Caption

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Chicago resident Rochelle Robinson, 22, was on the receiving end of a ton of backlash on the internet after she posted a selfie of herself at work, Madamenoire.com reports. The picture’s controversial caption, “Wassup y’all? At work serving these rude a** white people” made the post go viral within minutes and later made Robinson an online target.

  • The next Range Rover will automatically detect and report potholes

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Jaguar Land Rover is developing technology to enable its cars to identify potholes they encounter and share that data in real-time with road authorities and other vehicles. The upcoming feature will help government agencies prioritize road repairs and enable drivers to avoid major potholes and broken manholes.

  • Joyce Carol Oates’ epic Twitter fail: She thinks Jurassic Park photo is real, aches for poached dinosaurs

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    On Tuesday, Joyce Carol Oates, the American author whose Twitter feed is an jewel box of absurdist, vaguely offensive half-thoughts, showed her stripes as a true conservationist. Oh man, I bet that guy is so humiliated and will never post to another trophy hunting message board again! Just kidding, the animal in that picture is a triceratops (which is a dinosaur which is extinct) and the killer is Steven Spielberg. It’s a photo from the Jurassic Park set. Do you get it?

  • Welcome to Oklahoma City aka 'Big Brain Mecca'

    BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Robust bioscience sector draws top-notch talent to Oklahoma City

  • LG's updated G4 meets most of fan's high hopes

    By Richard Hall, Digital Media Specialist | Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    The Oklahoman’s digital media specialist says the LG G4 is a decent upgrade over its predecessor, but doesn’t quite reach its full potential.

  • Old-school video game proves too tough for teens

    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    The Fine Bros. have decided to introduce the anger-inducing side-scroller "Contra" to a group of teenagers in their popular series of Teens React. For this episode, they split the teenagers into pairs and threw them into the deep end of alien hunting madness. As we can all assume, they didn't fare well. The teens quickly face the hardship of early video games by being presented with no tips or strategy to make it through Contra's infamous first jungle level. Some push to work hard and make it farther and farther into the level, while others take to less productive strategies of blaming each other and claiming the game is "cheating."