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Google Assistant May Soon Tell You About Flight Delays Over Smartphone

"Over the next few weeks, the Assistant will begin proactively notifying you on your phone if we predict a flight delay and tell you the reason if we know it," the company added

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Using flight status data combined with Machine Learning (ML), Google Assistant will soon tell you over phone if your flight would be delayed even before the airline announces it.

According to Google, Assistant will notify users on phones when its algorithms predict that their flights would be late.

“Earlier this year, we started sharing flight delay predictions (via Google Flight) when you search for your flight status and we’re 85 per cent confident that the flight will eventually be delayed.

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Google Assistant to soon predict flight delays on smartphones. (IANS)

“We use historic flight status data combined with machine learning to make these predictions in advance of airlines confirming delays,” Google said in a blog post late on Tuesday.

To help with the increase in delayed flights, the Google Assistant will now show predicted flight delays, too.

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“You can ask things like, ‘Hey Google, is my flight on time?’ or ‘Hey Google, what’s the status of the American Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Denver?'” said Google.

“Over the next few weeks, the Assistant will begin proactively notifying you on your phone if we predict a flight delay and tell you the reason if we know it,” the company added. (IANS)

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OPPO to Unveil New Reno3 Pro 5G with Curve-Edge Display

The Reno3 Pro 5G will be joined by a non-5G variant as well as the vanilla Reno3 and its 5G version

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The handset maker OPPO has already confirmed that the Reno3 will pack in a 4,035 mAh battery, which is 10 mAh bigger than the battery on the Pro variant. Wikimedia Commons

The upcoming OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G would come with a curved edged screen with a punch hole in the top left corner. Besides, the smartphone’s screen would have a refresh rate of 90Hz, according to its promo.

The Reno3 Pro 5G will be joined by a non-5G variant as well as the vanilla Reno3 and its 5G version.

The Chinese handset maker has already revealed the designs of these models, and now the company has confirmed they will come in four colours — Misty White, Moon Night Black, Blue Starry Night, and Sunrise Impression (machine translated from Chinese), GSMArena reported on Saturday.

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The upcoming OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G would come with a curved edged screen with a punch hole in the top left corner. Besides, the smartphone’s screen would have a refresh rate of 90Hz, according to its promo. Wikimedia Commons

The handset maker has already confirmed that the Reno3 will pack in a 4,035 mAh battery, which is 10 mAh bigger than the battery on the Pro variant.

Both the models will support the company’s proprietary VOOC 4.0 fast charging support.

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The listing of the non-Pro model further reveals that it will be 7.96mm thick and weigh 181 grams, which makes it 10 grams heavier and 0.26mm thicker than the Pro variant, the report added. (IANS)