Google’s new email feature will write replies for you

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When Google launched Inbox, its most recent email app from the Gmail team, it touted the app’s ability to act almost like an assistant. Now, a year later, Google is making the app more like an aide than ever.

The company will soon be rolling out a new feature called “Smart Reply,” which uses artificial intelligence to suggest replies for your messages. The feature will be coming to Inbox’s iOS and Android apps later this week, according to the company

The Smart Reply feature works a bit like predictive text in keyboard apps, except that it predicts phrases you’re most likely to use when replying to messages. The feature will show up to three short sentences based on the message and how people have responded to similar emails in the past. Read more…

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The single worst feature of the new Apple TV

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The new Apple TV is an excellent, excellent device. In fact, right now, it’s my favorite streaming box on the market (and I have all of them). Apps are the new channels, and Siri on the Apple TV is a legitimately awesome.

In my review, I called out Siri as one of the best features of the Apple TV — and it is. Voice search, when it works this well and across so many different services, is a genuine game-changer.

And it’s a good thing voice search works well. Because one of the very few flaws in the new Apple TV is doing a manual search via text entryIt’s bad. It’s really, really bad. Read more…

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