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Volkswagen refuses to pay out to European customers to resolve emissions scandal

Volkswagen refuses to pay out to European customers to resolve emissions scandal

After Volkswagen resolved its emissions scandal in the US by paying $15bn, over 9 million European customers also demanded to be paid for emissions scandal. But the car manufacturer rejected to pay out to its European customers.

Chief Executive Matthias Muller during talks with European Commission Industry representative Elzbieta Bienkowska in Brussels revealed that their company does not want to pay compensation to its European customers who bought the company’s default cars.

Accuracy of Fertility apps to conceive or avoid pregnancy questioned in new study

Accuracy of Fertility apps to conceive or avoid pregnancy questioned in new study

Lately, more number of apps is being introduced to help us in different segments of life. But when it comes to fertility apps then it is not considered that these apps would not prove useful to plan or prevent pregnancy, finds a new study.

Volkswagen refuses to make offer of compensation for European customers

Volkswagen refuses to make offer of compensation for European customers

Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $15.3 billion as a settlement to resolve the emission scandal in the US. The settlement is considered to be the biggest one in the history of auto industry. German car maker has now made it clear that it would not carry out similar compensation for customers in Europe over the same issue.

Apple to bring new emoji sticker packs with its 10 iOS update

Apple to bring new emoji sticker packs with its 10 iOS update

Apple with its upcoming update of iOS will include new emoji stickers for its customers. The Cupertino-based company has revealed four new animated sticker packs for those testing the beta version of the operating system.

Uber as a part of Zero Fatalities campaign offering discounted rides this weekend

Uber as a part of Zero Fatalities campaign offering discounted rides this weekend

For the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Zero Fatalities campaign, Uber has also joined hands with the department. The campaign aims to promote awareness about safe, alternative transportation options during the July 4 weekend.

The campaign is on from 30 June to 5 July, 2016. As a part of the campaign, Uber will offer discounted ride codes up to $15 and $5 from each ride will be donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The participating low enforcement agencies will distribute discount ride cars when they will make routine traffic stops.

BMW, Intel and Mobileye partnering to develop self-driving technology

BMW, Intel and Mobileye partnering to develop self-driving technology

BMW, Intel and Mobileye will be teaming up for the development of self-driving car technology. The technology would be used for BMW's iNext autonomous electric vehicle that has been set for a 2021 release.

Main aim of the companies working together on this project would be to set a benchmark for safe self-driving technology. The technology developed by the group would be able to be used by other companies when they developed their own driverless cars.

Alexa Empowered To Place Orders on Amazon

Alexa Empowered To Place Orders on Amazon

Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa has now been infused with power to order millions of products on Amazon. The order can be placed via the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or Amazon Fire TV. Alexa users can order toilet paper or AAA batteries, simply by giving commands to Alexa and say ‘yes’ to buy the product.

Previously, Alexa was only capable of re-ordering the items that have been ordered earlier or Amazon’s Choice products, along with the little Echo Dot. However, the recent update to Alexa for ordering the products will be available only to Amazon Prime customers.

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