April 29, 2017

Category: Tech

Uber to offer UK drivers sickness cover in return for £2-a-week fee

  • by CindyLawson
  • 3 Months ago
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In a bid to head off criticism over working conditions for its 40,000 drivers in the UK, ride-hailing company giant Uber is offering its  minicab drivers sickness cover in exchange for a £2 per week fee. The step is taken ahead of government’s Taylor review of modern working practices. It likely to recommend that self- employed […]

Google Photos will make your shaky videos watchable

  • by CindyLawson
  • 3 Months ago
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Google’s Photos app has long been compensating for wobbly Live Photos taken with an iPhone. Now it can do same for any video in your device. The tech titan has begun rolling out Photos’ long-awaited video stabilizer, according to Android Police, which has already tested it out. To use it, simply click the pen icon […]

Apple signs deal to provide NHL coaches with iPads

  • by CindyLawson
  • 4 Months ago
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Apple has signed a deal to give iPads to NHL coaches and referees, the Associated Press reports, allowing them to monitor specific game footage and check officiating decisions. The deal sees the arenas of the 16 playoff teams outfitted with iPad Pro tablets — three to each bench — as well as Macs for video […]

Nintendo announces Joy-Con battery grips for Switch controllers

  • by CindyLawson
  • 4 Months ago
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The Nintendo Switch’s detachable Joy-Con controllers already have decent battery life, but if you’re looking to game for even longer sessions, Nintendo has you covered. Today the company announced the Joy-Con AA battery pack, a pair of detachable grips for the wireless controllers that let users extend their longevity with off the shelf batteries. Oh, […]

Facebook puts fake accounts on its most-wanted list

  • by CindyLawson
  • 4 Months ago
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Facebook is taking aim at fake news, and part of that hunt is snuffing out fake user accounts. The company said Wednesday it is rolling out changes to its systems to make it more difficult to create fake accounts that promote fake news. The aim is recognize patterns of activity, such as repeated posting of […]

California will start charging electric vehicle fees in 2020

  • by CindyLawson
  • 4 Months ago
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While some states are still offering incentives for electric vehicle buyers, California will soon become the biggest state to start charging fees for EV ownership. California is estimated to account for about half of the country’s EV sales, so the state is keen on recuperating some of the money it won’t be making from gasoline […]

Google Rolls Out ‘Fact Check’ Tool to Combat Fake News Worldwide

  • by CindyLawson
  • 4 Months ago
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After “fake news” became such a popular topic during the election season, Google rolled out a fact checking program in October to verify the accuracy of American news articles. In the months since the election, Google has slowly, but surely, introduced it in countries around the world. On Friday, the tech company announced that – thanks to […]

Hover Camera can now follow and record its owner sans phone

  • by CindyLawson
  • 4 Months ago
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The term “selfie drones” may suggest an added level of convenience, but in reality, these machines still share one common pain point with conventional offerings: they need to be connected to a mobile device for initiation, mode selection and landing. The folks over at Zero Zero Robotics, however, are tackling this issue with a software […]