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Breathalyzer for Your Inbox

Pop quiz, recall every time that you’ve sent a drunken text or email that you’ve lived to regret. Off of the top of my head I can think of at least three instances including “baby I want to see you tonight!” I hayet you and your stupid face!” and “I don’t know why we’re not friend anymore” .

Google has created a drunk email prevention system ‘Mail Goggles’ which issues a sequence of easy-enough questions which an intoxicated person typically wouldn’t be able to answer before enabling the message to send. It’s a breathalyzer for your outbox!

“When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you’re really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you’re in the right state of mind? By default, Mail Goggles is only active late night on the weekend as that is the time you’re most likely to need it. Once enabled, you can adjust when it’s active in the General settings.”

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