Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Airbnb and Marriott Each Want What the Other Has

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Airbnb and Marriott Each Want What the Other Has

Marriott reportedly plans to expand a European pilot program and create a platform for home-sharing in the US. Pictured, the Tampa Marriott in Florida.Getty ImagesThere are few fiercer enemies than Airbnb and the hotel industry. The two have been at each other’s throats practically since the short-term rental giant began back in 2008. Yet they…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Feds Rule That One Company’s Gig Workers Are Contractors

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Feds Rule That One Company’s Gig Workers Are Contractors

Alexander Anufriev/Getty ImagesIt’s a question that cuts to the heart of the way tech giants like Uber and Lyft do business: Are gig-economy workers really just contractors, or should they be classified and compensated as employees? On Monday, the US Department of Labor hinted at an answer, writing in a letter to one gig-economy company…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Apple, Enough With the Slow-Ass Chargers – Gizmodo

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Apple, Enough With the Slow-Ass Chargers – Gizmodo

Photo: GizmodoYou may not know it, but your iPhone—if an iPhone 8 or later—is capable of much faster charging. The only problem is, Apple doesn’t give you the stuff necessary for it. But a new rumor claims that could be changing, and it should.Apple’s phones are currently shipped with a standard 5W charging cube. If…