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Uber Rolling out ‘Quiet Mode’ on its Luxury Services

Uber Black and Uber Black SUV are the company’s premium car services that place riders in high-end vehicles

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For people who don’t prefer chatty drivers, global ride-sharing major Uber is rolling-out “quiet mode” on its luxury services.

It’s the first upgrade to the ride-hail giant’s premium services to take place in several years, The Verge reported on Tuesday.

Under the upgrade, Uber would also allow its Premium riders to request help with their luggage and specify their preferred temperature while booking the ride.

They can also ask for extra time before getting into the car without incurring late pickup fees, and will able to speak directly to a customer service representative if something goes wrong, the report said.

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More region and rollout specifications of the feature remain unclear as of now.

Uber Black and Uber Black SUV are the company’s premium car services that place riders in high-end vehicles.

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Originally founded as a luxury car service that could be booked through a smartphone app, Uber later introduced low-cost options like Uber Pool.

The company launched its services in India with Uber Black in 2013 and then the premium UberX in 2014. It currently operates in 31 cities in India. (IANS)

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Samsung Rolling out Latest Features for Older Smartwatches

With the update, Samsung has also improved heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia

Samsung is rolling out an update that would bring latest features in its Galaxy Watch Active to older smartwatches.

The update would bring features like One UI interface, health features and other optimizations to older models like regular Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and Gear Sport, according to the company.

The update also adds better battery optimization — the watches will automatically close apps operating in the background to prevent battery drain, Digital Trends reported on Sunday.

Older smartwatches also get all the newer watch faces that are on the Galaxy Watch Active.

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Among the health features are a ‘Daily Activities’ screen, ‘Workout’ and a new tracker for outdoor swimming.

With the update, Samsung has also improved heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking.

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The updated interface features new advanced settings, including enabling and disabling Touch wake-up, controlling the frequency and timing of Daily briefing updates. (IANS)