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Uber Launches In-App Chat Functionality

Uber Launches In-App Chat Functionality

The Uber app will now let riders and drivers communicate with each other before a pick-up, thanks to a new chat feature built into the app. (And worryingly enough, the switch also seems to have nixed the option to call them in any way.) Uber's press release on the new feature states that this issue will be remedied by the drivers' phones being set to auto-read all messages aloud to them, and by giving them the option to send a thumbs-up emoji in response, instead of typing out a reply, but ...


New Zealand holds interest rate at record low

New Zealand holds interest rate at record low

The staff projection continued to forecast the first rate hike to come in 2H19. Inflation has slowed more than economists forecast and economic growth has disappointed on the downside. The RBNZ lowered its expectations for inflation through 2018 and 2019. Wheeler has had to contend with a global environment of low inflation and while major central banks' ultra-loose policy has had a role in that, he said there were other structural changes that had also kept a lid on rising consumer prices.



Kaspersky Drops Microsoft Antitrust Case

Originally, the Russian based anti-virus provider accused Microsoft of pushing its own antivirus over third party software in Windows. "We believe in a healthy antivirus ecosystem working with us in protecting our shared customers from security threats", wrote Rob Lefferts , partner director of Microsoft's Windows enterprise and security division.


Gionee A1 Lite with 20MP front camera launched in India

Gionee A1 Lite with 20MP front camera launched in India

Powered by 4-cell technology, the front camera captures more light than before resulting clearer and more attractive selfie. What are your thoughts on the A1 Lite, and would you like to take a trip to Gionee's Selfiestan? The key highlights of the Gionee A1 Lite are its 20-megapixel front-facing camera and a mammoth 4000mAh battery.


LG officially confirms V30 will include world's largest and clearest smartphone lens

LG officially confirms V30 will include world's largest and clearest smartphone lens

A lower number in aperture indicates that a camera is capable of gathering more light, leading to more vivid photos and videos. LG calls it Glass Crystal Clear Lens and it basically sums up what it's all about. The V30 will have dual lenses, with the standard lens boasting a resolution of 16-megapixel and the wide-angle lens posting 13-megapixel. The LG V30's enhancements should bring a new level of competitiveness among flagship handsets.