Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Instagram is rolling out alternative text descriptions for visually impaired users

Instagram announced today that it is adding two new features for visually impaired users of its photo and video-sharing service. The first is “automatic alternative text” that will give audio descriptions of photos that...

India’s ride-hailing firm Ola is now in the credit card business, too – TechCrunch

A day after India’s largest wallet app Paytm entered the credit card business, local ride-hailing giant Ola is following suit. Ola has inked a deal with state-run SBI and Visa to issue...

Google rolls out smart replies to Hangouts Chat

Google is finally rolling out the previously-announced Smart Reply feature to Hangouts Chat users in G Suite. The internet giant first introduced smart replies to its experimental Inbox mobile email app way back in...

AT&T defends 5G E: ‘Reporters aren’t fans’, but it’s faster than LTE

In an apparent effort to reverse months of negative publicity, AT&T today took another step to counter the debate over its “5G Evolution” service, defending the tangible improvements the new technology brings to...

Apple patents ‘force sensing’ fabric for clever clothing

Apple has been granted a patent on a technology that would see the iPhone giant integrate circuitry into "smart fabrics" for heart rate sensing and otherwise. Here comes truly clever clothing. The post Apple...

Garmin VivoActive 3 Music 4G LTE Verizon hands-on review

Garmin takes its already great VivoActive 3 Music fitness smartwatch and adds a 4G LTE connection, courtesy of Verizon. The watch now has streaming music, independent GPS, and best of all, SMS support...

Voi Technology bags another $30 million to expand its electric scooters across Europe

If electric scooters emerged as one of the big breakout trends of last year, then 2019 is already shaping up for more of the same. Voi Technology, a Sweden-based electric scooter startup, has today...

New gold finish makes Frederique Constant’s hybrid smartwatch flashier than ever

The response has been so great to Frederique Constant’s Hybrid Manufacture connected watch, apparently selling out in some markets around the world, it has announced three new colors for the coming year. The watch...

Don’t expect a new Nvidia Shield Tablet anytime soon – TechCrunch

The Shield TV, Nvidia’s Android TV streaming box, is still getting regular updates, but the Shield Tablet, which launched in 2014 was last refreshed in 2015 and officially discontinued last year, wasn’t quite...

Google asks U.S. Supreme Court to reverse Oracle’s Android copyright ruling

(Reuters) — Alphabet’s Google on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that resurrected a billion-dollar copyright case brought by Oracle that dates to 2010. Google urged the high court to...

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