Category: Tech Updates

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 […]

Gboard Spell Checker Not Working as It Should, Users Report

While Google is working hard to bring a smarter keyboard option, it has been discovered the spell checker feature on Gboard isn’t working fine for many users. Several affected users have complained about the issues with Gboard’s text correction functionality on Google product forums and Reddit. However, the search giant hasn’t responded to any of the complaints reported. All […]

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 […]

Google Photos Gets Auto-Brightness Fix, Rotation, Archive Suggestions, and More

At Google I/O 2018, CEO Sundar Pichai had unveiled a host of new features including some impressive Google Photos elements that leverage the company’s AI prowess, and it looks like the company has quietly released some of the features this week. One of the key announcements was the arrival of Suggested Actions on Google Photos that could make it easier […]

Uber Names New UK Boss as It Battles to Keep London Licence

Uber appointed a new boss for its UK business on Monday, as the taxi-hailing app fights to keep its drivers on the streets of London, its most important European market. Uber said Jamie Heywood would join as Uber’s new regional general manager for northern and eastern Europe from Amazon next month, a remit which covers […]