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Google Now

Contributor(s): Stan Gibilisco

Google Now is a Web-based service provided by Google that serves as a day planner. It works on tablet devices and smartphones that run Google's Android OS.

Google Now keeps track of a user's behavior as data is input to the device, and then later, at appropriate times, passively displays information that the user might find helpful in planning trips, keeping appointments, and conducting daily activities. The displays, called "cards," can take many forms.

Some examples of what you can do:

  • Pull up a boarding pass at an airport to speed up the checkthrough process.
  • Get a summary of your exercise activity during the past month (miles walked, for example).
  • Get news updates at the local, regional, national, and world levels.
  • Check current traffic conditions to ensure that you leave for scheduled appointments early enough to arrive on time.
  • Access a summary of current weather conditions in your area, or at various points along a travel route.
  • Get up-to-the-minute information concerning your favorite sports teams.
  • Get navigation instructions to a hotel when you arrive in an unfamiliar town.
  • Set reminders for events that you purchased tickets for and might have forgotten about.
  • Check to see when online orders have shipped from retailers in distant locations.
  • Set reminders for friends' birthdays and other special occasions.
  • Get real-time information about stock prices for specific companies.
  • Get information about when the next bus or train will arrive.
  • Access Google Maps at any time, for any location or region of your choice.
  • Get information about restaurants, concerts, movies, or other events you might like.

Google Now keeps adding new cards, so the above list is by no means complete.

This was last updated in February 2013

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