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Waze Carpool gets ride points in Sao Paulo; soon you can follow subjects on Twitter

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Waze's hitchhiking app is gaining specific and really physical news for the residents of Waze. state capital. Over the next few days, some Hitchhiking points in busy places or where the use of the most frequent service; The idea is to facilitate the meeting of drivers with users.

Waze Carpool's Hitchhiking Point in Butant, So Paulo

There are two types of points: parklet It is a larger space with benches where users can sit and wait for the ride, while the loose dot is a totem pole that indicates a quick boarding and unloading stop. Initially, the points will be located in the following places of So Paulo:

  • Raul Saddi Street, 70 Butant (parklet)
  • Hlio Pellegrino Avenue, 1341 Vila Nova Conceio
  • Av. Cidade Jardim, 125 Jardim Paulistano
  • Pra Lus Carlos Paran Barra Funda
  • Antrtica Viaduct (Francisco Matarazzo Avenue with Pedro Machado Street) Barra Funda

Other facilities of this type will be added capital over time, and Waze intends to expand the initiative to other cities in Brazil, the next hitchhiking target. Joinville (SC), which should receive some areas of the type still in 2019.

For those not yet familiar with Waze Carpool, the app differs from Uber and other such services in that it does not involve driver profits – the idea is simply to allow users to offer rides to others on their route, and travel costs ( fuel, tolls, etc.) are shared. The “hitchhikers” must register a credit card on the platform and the trips cost between R $ 4 and R $ 25.


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The bird social network adds a new form of use and interaction. Soon users will be able to follow subjects (topics) in addition to the profiles, as it is already possible to follow hashtags on Instagram.

The feature will allow users to track general topics such as sports, music, movies or economics, and more specific elements such as a particular artist or team without necessarily following accounts related to those themes. Twitter itself will curate the posts that will be visible to users who follow those topics, with a combination of machine and human learning.

The tool will be launched next day and will initially have about 300 subjects that can already be followed by users. Eventually more topics will be added, but we still don't know if the feature will be available in Portuguese right away.


Here is a joint news: soon, both Chrome and Firefox will hide requests from websites to send notifications to user An initially useful feature, but so adopted and persistent, it became boring.

At the FirefoxThere is already a change to that effect: In browser version 70, available at this time, the user can click on the "never" option to prevent such a request from arising again in the future. Things will get even more drastic soon: From browser version 72 onwards, all requests for notifications will be automatically hidden, and the user should click on an icon in the address bar to display the popup.

Notification request request hidden in FirefoxFirefox Action Feature

At the Chrome, the change is in testing, but users of the current version 78 can now enjoy the new feature by clicking this link through the browser and enabling the option. “Quieter notification permission prompts”. From then on, notification requests from websites will be in the blocked notifications screen and can only be accessed from this window.

Good news, isn't it?

Google News

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Finally, Google's news platform has great news for bilingual users: you can now track sources and subjects simultaneously in two languages ​​of your choice. This means you no longer have to manually switch between Portuguese and English, for example, when you want to see news from certain themes or sources.

The change will have no impact on your settings or preferences; Just access the app settings and in the “Languages ​​and regions” edition, select the two languages ​​you want to follow. From there, news in both languages ​​will merge on your home screen and on the screens dedicated to each subject you follow.

via The Verge, Gizmodo, CNET