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Google team will bring Smart Replies to more chat apps

Reply should have some intelligent features as well, such as a “sorry I can’t talk” driving mode and a vacation responder to stop coworkers from bugging you when you’re off the clock. It should also punch through silent mode if there’s an urgent message demanding your attention. The effort is very early — Area 120 …

Faraday Future may have received a $1.5 billion lifeline

Accordingly, the company’s Hanford, California factory should soon be on track. Work on it is believed to be starting in “30 to 60 days,” with production underway by December. The company’s second car, the FF81, is now expected to get an unveiling at a showcase in Beijing. We’ve asked Faraday Future for comment, although it’s …

Watch Starman and its Tesla get swallowed by the darkness of space

Take note, however, that you won’t be seeing the spacesuit-clad mannequin up close like this: The batteries that powered the system that captured Starman’s close-up videos already died 12 hours after SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy ferried it outside the Earth’s atmosphere. Instead, you’ll see a bright dot moving through lots of other brighter dots, like this: …

Magic Leap's AR headsets will start at around $1,000

Magic Leap headsets will apparently come in different sizes and different price points to be able to cater to as many people as possible. Abovitz said the cheapest version will cost you as much as a high-end smartphone — he didn’t clarify which, but didn’t object when the iPhone X (priced at $1,000) was brought …

HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang has resigned

HTC provided the following statement to Engadget: “We can confirm Chialin Chang has resigned from his position as President of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business at HTC. We thank him for his dedication to the Company for the last six years and wish him well in his future endeavors.” Despite the questionable timing right …

Android P might support 'notched' displays

What else can we expect from Android P? More Google Assistant in more places — potentially in the the home screen search bar — along with better battery life and apparently even support for foldable displays and multiple screens. Bloomberg‘s sources are mum on any other details, but we’re closer to Google’s annual I/O conference, …

Microsoft makes it easier to preview Windows apps

This won’t “radically change WIP as we know it”. This is just us trying to make it easier for those who want to test app updates on both Insider builds or retail. More to come. https://t.co/f4gvixos6h — Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) February 11, 2018 The program was picked up by Thurrott.com, and currently enables would-be testers …