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Google Maps gets personalised recommendation features and a neat Augmented Reality view

Google Maps gets personalised recommendation features and a neat Augmented Reality view The first is an entirely new tab within the Google Maps app called For You . As detailed, a new Explore tab features everything you need to know about dining, events, and activity options in an area that you're interested in. Google has thought of this and has added in Group Planning tools. Instead of relying on an unclear blue dot while walking around a cluttered city, Google suggests ... [Full Article...]

SUBJECT: Write emails faster with Smart Compose in Gmail

SUBJECT: Write emails faster with Smart Compose in Gmail Smart Compose is Google's latest addition to its popular mailing client - Gmail - announced on Tuesday at Google I/O 2018 . One of these was something called " Smart Replies " which also employs a set of machine learning algorithms to predict replies for you to an email. [Full Article...]

Fitbit finally realises women exist with new female health tools

Fitbit finally realises women exist with new female health tools Those with an Android phone will be able to send up to five custom or pre-population replies that are 60 characters or less. You can use these for text messages and messenger apps, with notifications from your phone displayed on your wrist, and no need to hold said phone anymore to get (a few) things done on the fly. [Full Article...]

Instagram starts trialling in-app payments

Instagram starts trialling in-app payments The feature is not yet now available on Android, and we can expect it to roll-out soon. After the initial setup, users can make purchases from within Instagram . This means users will be able to navigate through the Whatsapp app, video call or chat with different people after playing a certain video and it will continue to play in a bubble on top of the app. [Full Article...]

Self-driving Waymo minivan involved in crash in Arizona

Self-driving Waymo minivan involved in crash in Arizona An operator was in the driver's seat at the time of the crash, though the auto was in autonomous mode, police said. "We are now investigating a minor injury collision involving two vehicles, one of which is a Waymo autonomous vehicle ". Reports say that the vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time. Both the vehicles were towed from the venue if accident. According to local police, a Honda m... [Full Article...]

Facebook engineer fired over stalking claims

Facebook engineer fired over stalking claims They elaborated that the engineer was sacked because of misusing his access to the user privacy over Tinder. "So out of habit I have to say that you are hard to find lol". A Twitter user earlier on Wednesday posted about the Tinder conversation along with screenshots , saying Facebook's security engineer is "likely using privileged access to stalk women online". [Full Article...]

Instagram Will Reportedly Get These Five New Features for Stories and Posts

Instagram Will Reportedly Get These Five New Features for Stories and Posts As per a series of tweets by user, Facebook-owned Instagram seems to be testing quite a handful of features in an attempt to take on competitors by offering as much functionality as possible. 'That means you turn any video into a National Basketball Association dunkcam or add a cloud of hearts and Pomeranians to fluff up your photo, ' Instagram says. [Full Article...]

Facebook removes the middleman with its own dating feature

Facebook removes the middleman with its own dating feature Zuckerberg made the announcement at Facebook's annual f8 developer conference , in which he acknowledging that 2018 has been an "intense year" just four months in. While Zuckerberg repeatedly appealed to developers to join Facebook's cause to connect the world, he had one other announcement to win over the crowd: Everyone at the conference is receiving a free Oculus Go . [Full Article...]

Oculus Go Standalone Headset Now Available For $199

Oculus Go Standalone Headset Now Available For $199 We don't yet know what Facebook has in store for us, but Amazon may have blown the lid on at least one surprise: the company listed the Oculus Go for pre-order . The audio output is integrated into the headset. Who's picking one up, and which model are you going with? The stand-alone VR headset doesn't require a computer, or a smartphone, or any additional hardware. [Full Article...]

Facebook takes aim at Tinder and Bumble with its own dating service

Facebook takes aim at Tinder and Bumble with its own dating service Facebook now collects users' web browsing histories - even when they're not on Facebook - to use for targeted ads, and stores it for between 90 days and two years, according to Recode . Match fell 22 percent - its largest one-day drop ever - and IAC , which owns more than a fifth of Match, fell almost 18 percent in its biggest daily loss in about 13 years. [Full Article...]

Kim Kardashian on Tristan Thompson: 'It's just so [bleeped] up'

Kim Kardashian on Tristan Thompson: 'It's just so [bleeped] up' Just hours after Kim addressed Tristan's behaviour during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show which aired on Monday, she made the decision to publicly unfollow him on Instagram - with him then returning the favour. The Cleveland Cavaliers' basketball star, 27, has been maintaining a low profile since video footage emerged of him cheating on baby mama Khloe Kardashian , 33, with m... [Full Article...]

Australia steps up to protect Barrier Reef

Australia steps up to protect Barrier Reef The rescue package comes after parts of the ailing reef were hit by two consecutive years of a major coral bleaching event linked to climate change in 2016 and 2017, coupled with the destruction wrought by a recent outbreak of coral-eating crown of thorns starfish . [Full Article...]

Twitter Announces Updated Privacy Policy And Terms Of Service

Twitter Announces Updated Privacy Policy And Terms Of Service Those updates applied to users worldwide, the company said, and created new alerts to signal when Apple collects user data. Privacy advocates warn that these changes won't fundamentally change the relationship between consumers and tech companies, many of which make their profits by collecting data on users , building individual profiles and selling advertising based on the resulting troves... [Full Article...]

Amazon now delivers to the trunk of your vehicle

Amazon now delivers to the trunk of your vehicle If your package does get stolen, the same rules apply as getting your delivery poached off your porch. Forget having a package delivered to your doorstep, leaving it unsecured and visible to passers-by. The announcement of the new service comes at a time when Amazon is locked into a fierce battle with Walmart and other retail rivals for home delivery services. [Full Article...]

Amazon launches Echo Spot in India, discounts Echo, Echo Dot

Amazon launches Echo Spot in India, discounts Echo, Echo Dot The project, codenamed " Vesta " after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home, and family, reportedly kicked off years ago, but has been gaining steam of late. Amazon is now promoting Echo devices at the Indian Premier League (IPL). Buy 2 Echo devices for Rs.14,999. You just won't get all that curated kids content from Amazon's major partners. [Full Article...]

The BMW iX3 previews a future electric SUV

The BMW iX3 previews a future electric SUV The two-pronged offensive of the i3 hatchback and i8 sports auto certainly capture people's attention, but technology and demand of electric vehicles is marching on. Under the newest fuel efficiency test cycles introduced a year ago, BMW says it covered 249 miles - that's slightly short of the "up to 298 mile" distance the Jaguar I-Pace can cover between charges. [Full Article...]

Apple called the new 2 reasons to switch from Android to iPhone

Apple called the new 2 reasons to switch from Android to iPhone All that ultimately pushed Apple to bring the new update that comes just in a month after the original iOS 11.3 release . Apple iPhone or iPad users can now manually check for the update and also download and install it on their compatible devices. [Full Article...]

Apple's Deal for Shazam Is Delayed in Europe Over Data Concerns

Apple's Deal for Shazam Is Delayed in Europe Over Data Concerns Several countries called for an assessment under the EU Merger Regulation, including Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. First reported by Reuters , the European Commission has formally moved to launch an "in-depth" four month investigation into the proposed deal before allowing or blocking Apple's takeover of Shazam . [Full Article...]

OnePlus 6: Latest teaser reveals OnePlus' new in-house design for new flagship

OnePlus 6: Latest teaser reveals OnePlus' new in-house design for new flagship The movie is slated to be released worldwide on April 27. Recently, OnePlus released a new teaser image which reveals that the new OnePlus flagship will come with a new material. 1 as a token processing fee from your account and you will also get a complimentary snacks (popcorn and a cold drink) with each Avenger: Infinity War ticket. [Full Article...]

IPhone SE 2 could arrive next month, but without a headphone jack

IPhone SE 2 could arrive next month, but without a headphone jack Audio will be routed via the Lightening connector and Bluetooth instead. Apple iPhone sales in the quarter ending June 30 will fall to 34 million units from earlier estimates of 40.1 million, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley said in a report . [Full Article...]


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