Tag: Apps

Google to Host First Demo Day for Asian Startups in Shanghai

Google on Monday said it will host its first-ever Demo Day for Asian startups in China’s Shanghai city on September 20. Since 2014, Google for Entrepreneurs has organised Demo Days in the US and Europe for startups to connect with investors and scale globally. “As our CEO Sundar Pichai announced earlier this year, this is the first time we’re doing […]

Apple Patent Hints at Plans to Let Siri Give Smart Responses to Unanswered Calls

An Apple patent application has surfaced that shows the company is exploring ways to make declining a call on an iPhone a more “pleasant experience” in the future. According to the patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the tech giant is reportedly working to make its digital assistant Siri to help provide the caller with a reason on […]

Amazon Urged Not to Sell Facial Recognition Tool to Police

Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they’re involved in crimes or not. It’s not clear how many law enforcement agencies have purchased […]

Uber Disabled Emergency Braking in Self-Driving Car That Killed Pedestrian: NTSB

‘ Uber had disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March even though the car had identified the need to apply the brakes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday. The report into the first fatal crash caused by a self-driving […]

Uber Shuts Its Arizona Self-Driving Car Programme After Fatal Crash

Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies is not shuttering its entire autonomous vehicle programme and will focus on limited testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and two cities in California, a spokeswoman said. The ride-hailing company aims to resume […]

As EU Privacy Law Looms, Debate Swirls on Cyber-Security Impact

Days ahead of the implementation of a sweeping European privacy law, debate is swirling on whether the measure will have negative consequences for cyber-security. The controversy is about the so-called Internet address book or WHOIS directory, which up to now has been a public database identifying the owners of websites and domains. The database will […]