Uber and Lyft in driving seat to remake US labor laws

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Enlarge / Uber signs are seen August 20, 2020 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. – Rideshare service rivals Uber and Lyft were given a temporary reprieve on August 20 from having to reclassify drivers as employees in their home state of California by August 21. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

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California voters’ decision to let Uber and other gig economy companies continue to treat their workers as independent contractors has dealt a crushing blow to campaigners and legislators and paved the way for

Jabra Elite 85t review: noise cancellation isn’t the only big change

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Over the last several years, Jabra’s true wireless earbuds have consistently earned positive reviews and are often at the top of recommendation lists for people who aren’t interested in Apple’s AirPods. Last month, the company announced its latest set — and first to ship with active noise cancellation. The $230 Elite 85t are Jabra’s most premium earbuds yet and meant to go toe-to-toe with the AirPods Pro and Bose’s new QuietComfort Earbuds. But in a surprise bonus, Jabra said it would bring ANC (albeit a less effective implementation) to its existing Elite 75t and Elite Active 75t via a firmware

Philips SmartSleep Light review: The sunrise alarm clock

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I used to have a really cheap alarm clock. Its discordant ear-piercing shriek became the stuff of early-morning nightmares. Then, one day, it dawned on me that if I really want to rise and shine, I need an alarm clock that – quite literally – helps me get up with the sun.

This is the Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light review.

Philips SmartSleep Light: What is it?

Philips SmartSleep Light daylight sunset

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In its most basic sense, the Philips Smart Connect Wake-Up Light is an alarm clock that uses light to wake you up gently and naturally. However, it’s much

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is down to $650 right now

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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus are down to the lowest prices yet at Microsoft’s eBay Store. This brings the prices down to $650 and $800, respectively. These prices are for the unlocked versions and are compatible with all of the major networks in the US.

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