Google Maps Motorbike Mode Now in Kenya, First for Africa

Google, said on Monday it would offer Motorbike Mode on Google Maps in Kenya, offering the voice navigation service for bike riders in Africa for the first time. Kenyan roads are full of motorcycles taxis, known as boda bodas, that are much cheaper rides to car taxis. Google, part of the US firm Alphabet, already provides the service in…

PM Modi Says AI, Blockchain Will Change the Nature of Jobs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday allayed fears of job loss due to technological development, saying artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other technologies will change the nature of employment and provide more opportunities. Speaking at the launch of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, PM Modi said his government is open to policy changes…

Google Asked by France to Pull Photos After Helicopter Jailbreak

France has asked Google to remove photos of prisons from the Internet, including one from which a notorious criminal known as “the jailbreak king” escaped by helicopter this year. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said she had written to the Internet search engine to request the removal of sensitive photos, but no action had been taken. “It’s not…

Google Pixel Slate Specifications, Images Spotted in New Leaks

Google Pixel Slate, the company’s first Chrome OS-based tablet, has been leaked again ahead of Google’s hardware launch event on October 9, 2018. The latest Pixel Slate leak has suggested some of the features and specifications of the device. Renders of the upcoming tablet have been leaked hinting at the presence of stereo speakers, USB Type-C port, detachable…