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Uber Agrees to Settle ‘Safe Rides Fee’ Lawsuit for $28.5 Million

Uber has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle litigation brought by customers who alleged the ride hailing service misrepresented the quality of its safety practices and the fees it charged passengers, the company said on Thursday. The two proposed class action lawsuits said Uber charged passengers a “Safe Rides Fee” of as much as $2.30 per trip to support ... Read More »

Chrome for Android Gets Support for Google’s Eddystone Beacon Platform

Google wants the entire world and everything in it to be connected and share useful information with each other. The Mountain View-based company announced Eddystone last year, a cross-platform, open source standard to facilitate communication between Bluetooth LE-enabled inanimate objects – or the physical Web, as Google likes to call it – and your phone. The company has taken the ... Read More »

Amazon Fire Tablet Review: Does a Lot for $50

The thing to remember about Amazon’s new $50 Fire tablet is that it’s a $50 tablet. It’s not as light or as thin as a tablet that costs five or six times more. The camera isn’t as good, and the screen isn’t as sharp. But it works well as a budget device for the basics – reading, Facebook, video and, ... Read More »

Qualcomm Unveils New Snapdragon SoCs for Mobiles, Smartwatches; First Gigabit LTE Modem

Qualcomm Technologies on Thursday introduced three new mobile chipsets, namely the Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 435, and the Snapdragon 425. All three will become available in smartphones from the second half of 2016. As per the company, “the advancements and innovations inside these mobile processors are designed to support better experiences, higher performance, and longer battery life.” It also unveiled a ... Read More »

Nexus Users Start Receiving Fix for Gmail Notification Bug

Several Nexus users for months have been facing issues that restricted their devices from getting notified about incoming mails on Gmail. Google has finally confirmed that a fix has started rolling to Nexus users that will fix the missing Gmail notification bug. Many users took to Google’s support forum, Reddit, and AOSP tracker page to report the issue on their ... Read More »

Godawari Power & Ispat Reports Rs 40-Crore Net Loss for December Quarter

New Delhi: Godawari Power and Ispat Ltd on Saturday reported a net loss of Rs 39.89 crore for the quarter ended December 2015. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 7 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a BSE filing. The firm’s total income from operations reduced to Rs 438.56 crore, from Rs 564.44 crore in ... Read More »

TSMC Will Be Sole Supplier of Processors for Next iPhone Models: Report

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd will be the exclusive supplier of mobile processors for Apple Inc’s next iPhones, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported on Thursday citing unnamed industry sources. TSMC beat rival chipmaker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to make the processors using 10-nanometre manufacturing technology, the report said. Samsung and TSMC both supply the processors for the iPhone 6s and ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Faces Likely Lawsuit for Bricking Devices

Apple could be subjected to a number of lawsuits for intentionally bricking many iPhone handsets. Many lawyers are finding Cupertino’s decision to render its smartphones useless with a software upgrade as a violation of several consumer laws. A law firm in the United States said that it hopes to bring a class action against Apple for rendering so many iPhone ... Read More »

MIT Builds Low-Power Artificial Intelligence Chip for Smartphones

A team of US researchers has built an energy-friendly chip that can perform powerful artificial intelligence (AI) tasks, enabling future mobile devices to implement “neural networks” modelled on the human brain. The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a new chip designed specifically to implement neural networks. It is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU (Graphics ... Read More »

Microsoft Skype Teams Up With Paul McCartney for Love Mojis

Sir Paul McCartney, a musician who gained fame as one of the members of popular music band The Beatles, has helped Microsoft with the audio for the 10 new love-inspired ‘Mojis’. The new Valentine’s Day Mojis come as a part of the Skype app update that’s avaialble for Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS. Some of the Mojis included in ... Read More »