Category: Tech Updates

EU GDPR Rollout: Complaints Against Google, Facebook Under New Privacy Law

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Starting Friday, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with new rules that protect the privacy of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft SMS Organizer App Can Deliver CBSE Results, Even When Offline

Microsoft Garage team’s SMS Organizer app, made only for Indian Android users, essentially caters to an audience that likes to keep their SMS inbox de-cluttered. The app uses machine learning to pick out messages and classify them based on priority. It also comes with some nifty featureslike the option to delete OTP messages, promotional messages, and […]

Uber to Use Its App to Remind Riders to Buckle Up

Uber will begin reminding riders to wear seat belts when using its ride-hailing service, regardless of whether the passenger is sitting in front or back of the vehicle, company officials said. The company will also use its app to ask drivers to pause after picking up passengers to allow them to buckle up before proceeding. The […]

MobiKwik Launches UPI Services, Offers Its Own VPA Handle

MobiKwik on Wednesday announced the launch of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on its platform via its own virtual payment address (VPA) handle @ikwik. MobiKwik users can by default use their mobile number as their own VPA which will be @ikwik. They will also be able to link multiple bank accounts with just one VPA and users can change primary […]

Google Lens Real-Time Detection, Smart Text Selection Features Rolling Out

Google at I/O 2018 had showcased its latest innovations and efforts in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and more. The search giant also detailed a major update to Google Lens, which is an image recognition tool that can provide contextual suggestions for objects that you scan with the camera. Google had announced the most significant update to Google Lens that besides getting […]