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Uber Decides To Introduce Tipping After Resentment Among Drivers

For several years now, Uber drivers have complained that the app doesn’t prompt riders to tip them. It’s the first complaint drivers often voice, and Uber only began to allow drivers to accept tips after being sued in California and Massachusetts . But that’s changing. Uber announced that it is rolling out a tipping option

Toshiba Likely To Pick Govt-Led Japan-US-Korea Group To Buy Chips Unit

Toshiba Corp will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, US and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate’s semiconductor business, if sources are to be believed. The consortium, whose bid clears Toshiba’s 2 trillion yen($18 billion) minimum, has been seen as one of the strongest suitors for the unit, the world’s No.

Child Born On Air Gets Free Life Time Travel Gift From Airline

An Indian airline has given its youngest customer the ultimate birthday present. Jet Airways has awarded a free lifetime travel pass to a baby boy born during a flight from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to Kochi in southwest India. The boy is the first baby to be born in-flight for Jet Airways. Pilots diverted flight 9W

Medical Drones Could Replace Ambulances At Saving Lives

Usually when someone suffers from cardiac arrest, it’s like a time bomb starts ticking. The best way to increase survival rate is to get someone a defibrillator-and fast. Ambulances have to deal with red lights. Dronescan fly. So some Swedish researchers ran some timed trials to see whether drones really could beat ambulances at the

Soon Vahana At Your Service

Days are not far away, hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button. That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take

Google Doodle Eulogizes First Native American Physician

The search giant honored a deserving figure in American history on Saturday: Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American to earn a medical degree. Picotte was illustrated as the Google homepage’s Google Doodle on Saturday in honor of what would have been her 152nd birthday. Picotte was a doctor and an activist. The Omaha

Walmart Confirms of Buying Bonobos

Walmart has eventually confirmed it’s buying Bonobos for $310 million. The retail mega-giant will buy the men’s e-commerce site to join its growing roster of online brands. Walmart has been on an acquisition spree this year, led by founder and now Walmart U.S. e-commerce CEO Marc Lore. Walmart bought almost a year ago

Microsoft Makes The Surface Pro Perfect

In a latest development, Microsoft’s update to the popular and admittedly excellent Surface Pro 4 is called, simply, the Surface Pro. There is no Pro 5. It’s so similar that one can rely primarily on touch to tell the difference. There’s the slight curve along the previously flat, magnesium shell’s outer edge, the slightly narrowed

Tesla’s Model X Declared To Be The Safest SUV Of All Time

Tesla has added another cap to its feathers The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently gave the Model X perfect safety scores across the board after putting the SUV through its vaunted five-star crash testing program. The scores are the highest ever for an SUV, according to Tesla. The ratings confirm Tesla’s safety claims

Amazon Finally Updates Echo

When Amazon introduced voice calling and messaging for its smart speaker Echo in May, users were quick to point out that it was missing one key feature, blocking. Now Amazon is finally addressing those concerns. In the latest update to the Alexa app, the company finally added a way to block contacts from calling and

Hackers Trying TO Spread Fake News

or the legitimate owner to regain control of their handle. The activists and journalists in Venezuela, Bahrain, Myanmar, and elsewhere have been targeted with this method. The goal is to spread misinformation and silence the target, but the attackers are also deleting older posts that they don’t like. The idea of the Doubleswitch is pretty