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YouTube Studio picks up Smart Replies

YouTube Studio picks up Smart Replies

In a post to its (always fascinating) AI Blog, Google has just revealed that its Smart Reply feature, previously present on apps and services like Messages and Gmail, has come to comment replies for YouTube content creators. Built right into YouTube Studio and with support for both Spanish and English, the feature will make it...

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Gboard beta is getting Smart Compose for chat apps

Gboard beta is getting Smart Compose for chat apps

Last year, Google rolled out Smart Compose and autocorrect to Gmail and the G Suite version of Google Docs. The feature automatically suggests words based on your writing patterns and common phrases, and it’s eerily good at it. It looks like Google wants to expand Smart Compose to more apps, as 9to5Google has discovered a...

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Google confirms acquisition of smart glasses maker North

Google confirms acquisition of smart glasses maker North

This story was originally published 2020/06/29 9:39am PDTon Jun 29, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/30 3:24pm PDTon Jun 30, 2020.  Google is acquiring smart glasses manufacturer North Inc., reportedly to the tune of $180 million,  shoring up its own hardware, wearable, and “ambient computing” efforts with the acquisition. Google saw limited success with its own “Google...

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Google reportedly in talks to buy smart glasses maker North for $180 million

Google reportedly in talks to buy smart glasses maker North for $180 million

Google is reportedly in talks to acquire smart glasses manufacturer North Inc. to the tune of $180 million, potentially shoring up its own wearable efforts with the acquisition. Google saw limited success with its own “Google Glass” smart glasses, though the project lives on. The new purchase, if it happens, could also complement Google’s acquisition...

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The new Roborock S6 MaxV smart vacuum with active obstacle avoidance is $700 ($50 off) at Amazon (Sponsored)

The new Roborock S6 MaxV smart vacuum with active obstacle avoidance is $700 ($50 off) at Amazon (Sponsored)

This story was originally published 2020/06/08 7:56am PDTon Jun 8, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/13 10:37am PDTon Jun 13, 2020.  Unlike typical robotic vacuums that use sensors to compile vague maps of your home layout, the new Roborock S6 MaxV employs dual cameras to “see,” detect, and even maneuver around obstacles on your floor. That...

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Google is starting to treat third-party smart speakers as first-class citizens

Google is starting to treat third-party smart speakers as first-class citizens

Google has just announced a handful of changes that are rolling out to third-party Assistant speakers. As usual, some of these changes are old (Google loves to announce stuff way after it actually lands), and the very short version is that Google is opening up three important Assistant features to some third-party smart speakers. Third-party...

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Android 11’s power menu gets refined smart home controls in first Beta

Android 11’s power menu gets refined smart home controls in first Beta

This story was originally published 2020/06/02 7:55am PDTon Jun 2, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/11 5:13am PDTon Jun 11, 2020.  We’ve known that Android 11 plans to integrate smart home controls into the long-press power menu, building on the wallet functionality it already added, and we’ve even seen mockups for what it will look like....

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The new Roborock S6 MaxV smart vacuum with active obstacle avoidance is $700 ($50 off) at Amazon (Sponsored)

The new Roborock S6 MaxV smart vacuum with active obstacle avoidance is $700 ($50 off) at Amazon (Sponsored)

This story was originally published 2020/06/08 7:56am PDTon Jun 8, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/09 2:01pm PDTon Jun 9, 2020.  Unlike typical robotic vacuums that use sensors to compile vague maps of your home layout, the new Roborock S6 MaxV employs dual cameras to “see,” detect, and even maneuver around obstacles on your floor. That...

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