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Telegram’s crypto plans hit a brick wall as SEC files emergency action
Oct12

Telegram’s crypto plans hit a brick wall as SEC files emergency action

It has been a tough week for cryptocurrency advocates as both Facebook and Telegram suffered major setback in their plans to get their respective products to the markets. First, it was Facebook—the social media giant’s effort at seeing Libra off to a good start suffered major setback as some of its backers pulled out of the show. PayPal was first to announce it was pulling out, then Visa, MasterCard and Stripe all announced their...

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Facebook dealt major blow as Visa, Stripe, MasterCard and eBay withdraw from Libra
Oct12

Facebook dealt major blow as Visa, Stripe, MasterCard and eBay withdraw from Libra

First it was PayPal, and now more partners have announced their withdrawal from the Libra non-profit. Now, Visa, MasterCard, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago have all joined PayPal in pulling out of Facebook’s upcoming Libra currency scheduled for release in 2020. This is coming as a major blow to Facebook who planned to distribute its cryptocurrency globally come 2020. Confirming its pull-out per The Verge, a spokesperson for Visa said:...

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Google Duo users can now see contacts that often use Duo before calling
Oct11

Google Duo users can now see contacts that often use Duo before calling

Google Duo video calling app has evolved, still there is room for improvement. That perhaps explains the reason why Google has just added the ability for you to see contacts that often use Duo before calling. This will help a great deal as it will enable you to know those users who use the app often, and allow you to focus on them. What is the point in trying to call those people who barely use the app—I mean a once in a month user is...

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Google Maps adds Voice Guidance for people with impaired vision
Oct11

Google Maps adds Voice Guidance for people with impaired vision

Using voice direction, a newly added feature in Google Maps, people with impaired vision can now get to their walking destinations with ease. The feature, which was recently announced by Google, will provide continuous reminder by way of voice direction to users that they are on the right path. The feature will also warn them when they whenever they approach a busy crosswalk, informing them how far away the next turn is. That is not...

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Google Assistant launches second celebrity voice with Issa Rae as a cameo
Oct10

Google Assistant launches second celebrity voice with Issa Rae as a cameo

“Hey Google, talk like Issa.” Google has announced that the next celebrity voice you will be hearing in its powerful voice assistant is that of Issa Rae. Users in the US will be able to ask their assistant to do a few things with the usual command, and hear responses in the voice of Issa. “Starting today, Issa Rae’s voice is available as a cameo on the Google Assistant, in English for a limited time in the US,” Manuel Bronstein Vice...

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