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Nexus 5 launcher becomes 'Google Now Launcher' after Search update

Here's an intriguing little change — today's Google Search app update, which carries an unassuming changelog of performance improvements and fixes, actually brings new branding for the Nexus 5's home screen launcher. (Parts of the launcher are contained in the search app itself, since that's now...
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Google Now for desktop progresses to Chrome beta

Auto-enabled for beta track users from this week We've already taken a first look at Google Now for the desktop, when Google added it to the bleeding edge Canary builds of Chrome. Today, Google drops word that starting this week, folks a bit further up the chain on the beta track on Mac, Windows...
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Google Now is (unsurprisingly) coming to your desktop

In what should be considered an inevitable (and welcomed) move, Google Now notifications are coming to Chrome for Mac and Windows — and you can try them out today. The latest version of the Chrome Canary app (that's Chrome's dev version, basically) includes a flag for turning on the notifications...
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Use Google Now reminders to keep you from burning your house down this Christmas

Every year around this time we all see stories of tragedies that occur because of house fires — and dry Christmas trees often are to blame. (We had one here in my town just last week.) This year, I'm using my phone to help make sure that doesn't happen. Google Now has an excellent reminder feature...
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Latest Google Search app will return spoken results in Japanese, German and French

Commencez à parler à votre téléphone Although the feature has been available for some time for English speakers, Google Search (aka Google Now) will now respond to queries in Japanese, German and French. You'll need the latest Google Search app installed, but once that's done you'll be able to...
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Google Search update brings new features and new cards to Google Now

OK Google — show me the Google Search update Make no mistake, Google Now is the future of Android. What we see in the Nexus 5 and Google Glass updates tells us as much, and what we're hearing around the rumor mill fits right in. Google is going all-in with Google Now and their slightly creepy...
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Google Search app improvements could be coming next week

New contextual cards and smarter voice search in Nov. 13 update, according to Wired Google has slowly but consistently been improving its search app for Android over the past year or so, bringing more cards to Google Now and new ways to interact by speaking to your device. It appears the next...
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In Android 4.4, Google Now is finally part of your home screen

Swipe left-to-right to get to Google Now from the KitKat launcher When Google Now was unveiled back at Google I/O 2012, we asked how long it would be before this new predictive search app became your home screen. Now, with Android 4.4 KitKat on the Nexus 5, it seems that time has finally arrived...
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WSJ: Google watch with Google Now in late stages of development

Google's Android-powered smartwatch 'could be ready for mass production within months' Rumors of Google working on its own Android-powered smartwatch are nothing new — we've been hearing whispers to that effect from several sources over the past six months. But a report in The Wall Street...
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Google Now adds 'OK, Google' hotwording, reminders for notable people

Keep up to date with all of that Justin Bieber news, nobody has to know Google Now is picking up an update today with a few new features to improve your search and predictive information experience. First up is a new "hotword" that can be detected  — "OK, Google" can now be said to initiate a...
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Google Search receiving design improvements on mobile, Google Now getting more conversational

Consistent design and syncing across devices on all platforms It has been 15 years since Google first appeared as a search engine, and on its anniversary Google is rolling out new search features to mobile devices. First up is a new and improved mobile web search experience across all devices,...
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Google Now update hitting devices, bringing new and improved cards

Sports and travel cards get the focus in this update That latest Google Now update that the official Android Google+ account teased us with a couple of days ago is now rolling out to devices, and it even brings a few more features than expected. If you need a quick refresher, the update is...
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Google Now adds cards for car rentals, tickets, NCAA football scores and more

  New or improved cards for both work and play An update to Google Now is in the process of rolling out to devices, and while most of us are still waiting the official Android Google+ account has detailed the update's new features. The update brings several new "card" types across a wide variety...
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Getting the most out of Google Now voice actions

'Remind me to use Google Now more often' Google Now gets more and more powerful every day, which is aided by the fact that much of the processing it does is handed off to a Google data center over the Internet. Aside from the inherent issues when you don't have connectivity, this gives Google...
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Google Now update brings new cards for TV shows and Google Offers

         Google improves location-aware and voice-controlled features for Now An update to Google Now is bringing two new types of cards, TV shows and Google Offers, to users starting today. For those who have an internet-connected TV on the same network as their mobile device, Google Now can now...
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Google Now will change the way we use our smartphones

As Google Now gains more functionality, we see more and more what a Big Deal™ it will become This is not a guess. It's not even a prediction. Google Now is going to change the way you use your smart phone, and maybe even the face of mobile itself. What started as a neat way to see baseball...
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Google Now wins grand prize for 'best everyday utility' at 2013 UX awards

'Huge honor' for the Google Now team, says Matias Duarte Google Now -- Google's card-based predictive search tool -- has been awarded the grand prize for "best everyday utility" at the 2013 User Experience Awards. To claim the prize, Google Now saw off competition from a wide variety of...
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Google Now style voice search now live in Chrome stable channel

Google Now voice search goes live in the latest Chrome desktop builds Ladies and gents, it's time to upgrade your Chrome browser. Google Now style voice search has just went live in the latest Chrome stable version for the desktop (Version 27.0.1453.93). As far as we can tell from playing around...
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Google expanding mark up tools to select partners to influence Google Now cards

Specific partnerships not yet named; hotels, flights and reservations are the focus Speaking on one of the countless Google Developers Live talks at Google I/O, one of the creators of Google Now Baris Gultekin explained how select partners will get better access to Google Now going forward. When...
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New Google Now cards and 'hot words' for voice search launching today

Reminders. Music albums. TV shows. Public transit. Books. Video Games. Update: The newest version of Google Search has just been pushed out to the Play Store In among the host of other search features unveiled at the Google I/O keynote today, Google announced that six new cards will be coming to...

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