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Google Now apparently giving the silent treatment this morning

We've heard from a few folks this morning saying that Google Now apparent has gone quiet, refusing to verbally answer any of the usual questions. We're seeing it, too. Asking "What's the weather like today?" produces results, but you don't get that sultry voice. Probably just a server-side thing (...
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Google Now appears aimed for the Chrome browser

Google just keeps on closing the gaps between its products, as today we're seeing that the Chrome team is getting ready to put Google Now into the Chrome browser. An eagle-eyed user spotted code being merged into the Chromium project that is "creating a skeleton for Google Now for Chrome...
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Google Now making it clear that it is keeping location data

If you've got a Jelly Bean device -- say a shiny new Nexus 4 -- and open up Google Now today, you'll likely be greeted with a notice about Google's location policy. The notice reminds users that Google does keep location history in order to serve location-relevant information (like traffic and...
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Google's music ID service doesn't play well with HTC Sense

We just finished having a look at how well the new Google Now music ID service works, and here we are with some not-so-good news. It's broken on HTC Sense. At first, you'd get an ugly error, and a force close when you tried to use it. But Google has changed something on the server side and you're...
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Testing the Google Now 'what's this song' feature

   With the big update to Google Search today, there were a few really cool features dropped into Google Now. They're all pretty useful, but the "what's this song" feature is one we can have some fun with. Since Phil and I like really cool hipster stuff you've probably never heard of pretty crappy...
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Google Search update brings new features to Google Now, including post to Google+

Android's Google Search app just got a pretty good update, and that means we've got new features for Google Now as well. Of note are improvements for travelers. If Google Now knows you're going somewhere (and there's a pretty good chance it will), it'll show you weather information for your...
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Popular Science picks Google Now as the Innovation of the Year

Since its launch alongside Android 4.1 Jelly Bean back at Google IO in the summer, Google Now has become an intriguing, and in some cases integral part of every day life. Android nerds aren't the only ones to take a shine to the service either it seems, with Popular Science naming it as the...
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Google slips a walking and cycling tracking card into Google Now

Google Now continues to try and improve our daily lives one little step at a time, and the latest addition seems to be doing just that. Some users are reporting this card now appearing when they open up Google Now, which reports on the distances you walked and cycled in the last couple of months,...
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Google Now updated in the Google Play Store - Expands support for movies, sports and more

For those of you making use of an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device and wondering when Google Now might be updated with some new features, we now know. The latest update has gone live in the Google Play Store and is ready for download. The changelog is more so an expansion of features that already...
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Google mobile search gets a Google Now-style makeover

Google's continuing to transform its search product into a knowledge engine, as evidenced by the new Google Search app on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and its Google Now features. Today some of that functionality is starting to bleed over into the company's mobile search offering, with the launch of...
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Google Now ported to Android 4.0 devices running an AOSP ROM

Back during Google I/O 2012, we saw the unveiling of Google Now for Jelly Bean devices. Sadly, Google never released it as a stand-alone app so any device running Ice Cream Sandwich now essentially needs to be upgraded to Jelly Bean in order to make use of it. I say essentially because the fine...
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Nexus 7 Guidebook available for free in Google Play Books

Read enough about the Google Nexus 7 yet? Just in case you haven't, and you need some light reading while waiting for your shiny new Nexus 7 to arrive, Google's got you covered. Downloadable for free, as we speak, is the official Nexus 7 Guidebook from Google.  OK, so it's basically an instruction...
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How long before Google Now becomes your homescreen?

Let's just throw this out there. Google Now is pretty awesome. A little scary, maybe, which we talked about a bit in last night's Google I/O podcast, but awesome nonetheless. The ability to predict what it is you want to see in the form of widgets is some high-tech schtuff. Right now it's just an...
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Google Now official landing page now live

One of the most impressive new features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean shown off yesterday, is Google Now. The new, personalized search system that tries to make your day that little bit easier.  The official landing page for Google Now has gone live -- hit the source link below to head over there --...
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Google Now puts your search data to work

One of the cooler things we're to see with Jelly Bean is Google Now. It's part search, part assistant, and part amazing. Imagine all the data that Google has aggregated about you (yes, that scary Google data that's shared across Google products with the new privacy policy) used to help you...

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