Uber Drivers get new feature which shows passenger destination before accepting ride.

The drivers of Uber in California have after long last got the feature last month which they had been requesting for. The feature is the ability of viewing the destinations of passengers before they accept the trips. This means they are also going to be able to see how much they will earn before the ride begins and are also going to have the ability of rejecting the ones which do not seem to be good for them. As far as the drivers are concerned this has been seen as a step forward.

The intent of Uber as it turns out may not have been to make it better for the drivers. This feature might also be used for making a case against the new law which has come into force in California known as AB5. The company argues that it should not be applicable to Uber.

The project has been an outcome of a project undertaken secretly known as the Project Luigi by Uber as per the reports. There have been emails which have bee internally seen by a few media houses which state that the project was important for the new law as it had required to employees from all over to put their efforts on it.

The AB5 law had been signed by the governor Gavin Newsom in the month of September and it had gone into the effect on the first day of the new year. This law had been designed for giving the gig workers more protection as per labor laws as this law is going to classify them as being employees making them eligible for a lot of the employment benefits.

Google Launches “Hey Google” Hot Word To More Handsets

Google Assistant

Seems like your time to say “Ok Google” to activate the Google Assistant on your handsets is over. The search behemoth rolled out a new hot word “Hey Google” with its smart speaker Google Home in 2016. This was afterward spotted trialing in handsets in October. And currently, the firm has lastly begun launching it out to more smartphones.

While it is difficult to decode which handsets in specific have got this function, various Android consumers took it to Reddit, verifying that the company is launching out the hot word “Hey Google” to activate the Assistant.

“I just got a message to install Assistant once more with the capability to employ “Hey Google” and “Ok Google.” So far it appears to operate fine,” claimed one of the consumers. This was chased by various comments from the users verifying the same. Some of the handsets that have been cited comprise OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, Samsung Galaxy S7, Moto G5S Plus, Xiaomi Mi A1, Samsung Galaxy S6, Xiaomi Mi 5, and more.

The firm is claimed to be updating the gadgets, requesting consumers to re-install the voice assistant. As a fraction of installation it requests consumers to say “Hey Google” in place of “Ok Google.” On the other hand, this does not indicate you can only employ
“Hey Google” to activate the Assistant. You will be allowed to employ both hot words for the similar operation.

Previously this month Google Assistant received the capability of searching for local utilities assistance from close by regions. “No matter what queries you are asking—whether about a local company or local traffic—your Google Assistant must be capable of helping. And beginning this week, it is getting more enhanced at assisting you, if you are seeking for close by facilities such as a plumber, electrician, house cleaner and others,” claims the blog post of the company.

Few Hours After Its Release, Google Chrome Installer App Was Pulled Off From Microsoft Store

It was a bit surprise for Windows users when the Chrome Installer app was released on the Microsoft Store by Google. However, Microsoft did not allow the list last too long and pulled off the application immediately hours after its roll out. Microsoft, in a statement, mentioned breach of its store policies as the cause for pulling off the Chrome Installer application.

The application had only provided a readdress to the Chrome browser’s download link, on the website of Google. The complete browser is not accessible for download from the Store of Microsoft, ruining stuff for the users of Windows 10 S who are restricted to simply the Microsoft Store for installation of the application.

Google Chrome Installer App

A spokesperson for Microsoft, in a statement, clarified the judgment to take away the application from the Microsoft Store. He said, “We have pulled off the Google Chrome Installer Application from the Microsoft Store, because it defies our Microsoft Store rules,” mentioning that applications should “offer distinct and unique value,” and that the company hails “Google to develop a Microsoft Store browser application acquiescent with our Microsoft Store regulations.”

Google Chrome is rooted in the Blink rendering engine of Google, whereas the browser applications on the Microsoft Store should make use of JavaScript and HTML engines presented by Windows 10. Not many Windows 10-based machines operate on Windows 10 S, rendering Google less motive to design a separate application for the Microsoft Store.

It is being considered that a new Chrome Installer application has been issued by Google in an attempt to take on counterfeit third-party applications that impersonate the Chrome browser on the Store. Since long, Google and Microsoft have been combating the browser war. Last year, in August, Windows 10 had asked users to drop Google Chrome and shift to Edge.

Microsoft, this year, in April, had asserted that Edge browser provides over 2 Hours more battery life compared to Google Chrome.