Uber rolls out new VoIP feature for riders and drivers to communicate through the app

Submitted by The Verge on October 18, 2018 - 2:01pm

On Thursday, Uber announced a new way for riders and drivers to communicate through the company’s app using voice over internet protocol, or VoIP. Much like Skype or FaceTime audio, Uber’s new VoIP feature uses an internet connection rather than cellular phone service to make calls. The ride-hailing company has been trialing the VoIP feature since June, and it announced its global availability today at a conference in San Francisco.

You can now get Alexa to use its inside voice with Whisper Mode

Submitted by The Verge on October 18, 2018 - 1:39pm

Amazon’s Alexa is getting Whisper Mode today, so everyone can start using their indoor voices. The feature, which allows the voice assistant to receive whisper commands and whisper back in reply, is now rolling out to users in the US, but it’s currently only available in English. It’ll most likely come in handy for parents who can whisper to Alexa to play a lullaby and for generally keeping noise to a minimum as to not wake a sleeping partner or baby.

Some Rockstar employees dispute the idea that they’re overworked

Submitted by The Verge on October 18, 2018 - 1:29pm

Rockstar employees are speaking out against reports that the developer forces its workers into extreme crunch. The company has given its staff permission to share their experiences online, according to dozens of Rockstar developers on Twitter, many of whom say they’ve never endured the harsh work conditions that the company has recently come under fire for.

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