Google Duplex automated restaurant reservations expand to 43 US states — and the iPhone

7th March 2019

Google has announced that it’s expanding its Duplex reservation system — which has an AI-driven assistant make restaurant reservations for you — to a total of 43 US states. It will work on Pixel phones in those 43 states, but it should be expanding to more Android phones and iPhones “in the coming weeks.” Until recently, Duplex has been pretty restricted in its availability. Google characterized it as a sort…

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Upgrading your wallet: How soon can I get a digital driver’s license?

7th March 2019

You’re stopped by an officer on the highway who needs to see your driver’s license. A bartender requests proof that you are of legal drinking age. The boarding agent at the airport needs to make sure you are who you say you are. You’d typically pull out your wallet to grab your driver’s license. You reach for your smartphone instead. Such behavior isn’t the norm – yet. But about a…

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