Google Now updated and will now alert you of nearby places with products you searched for
Now, using location data, Google Now will also let you know when items you have searched for in the past are available from nearby retailers or service providers.
Google uses the example of someone who searches for hiking boots, but has not actually gone to the store to pick some up. The next time that person is out shopping somewhere that happens to be near a store that sells the boots being searched, Google Now will throw out a card to let you know.
What we do not know is how long Google Now will remember the products, or if it limits how many items are actually tracked. The cards will provide the store location and the cost of the item. It is probably just a matter of time before we start getting information about whether or not the products we search are in stock or not.
source: Google+ via TNW
1. Sauce (unregistered)
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3. Carlitos (Posts: 362; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Thank you Google! The line between creepy and usefulness is comepletely being blurred and erased all by Google it self. This is why Google now is the the top assistant. Miles ahead of the competition.
5. Liveitup (Posts: 1707; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Google now isn't the top assistant in my opinion, Coryana is the best of Google now and Siri along with its own unique taste.
7. Scott93274 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
But it can't set reminders.... lol. Or have they figured out how to fix that one yet?
10. joey_sfb (Posts: 3549; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
No surprisingly. How would any voice assistance reach perfection in day one? Microsoft developed the Swiss Cheese OS called Windows.
Swiss Cheese OS, full of holes.
13. Be_Mine (Posts: 16; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
What the hell is "Coryana"?
Do you mean "Cortana"?
14. SleepingOz (unregistered)
How exactly are they better? Yeah right, you're just biased.
6. Scott93274 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
And this is a perfect example of what smartphones are suppose to do for the user. Apple, Microsoft, take notes.
8. AfterShock (Posts: 3561; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I welcome this feature, if it helps me find goodies as said, it'll be handy for me.
11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3803; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Because every American needs a Google bot to tell them to buy more stuff.
12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4781; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Am I the only one who's disturbed by this? Google learning our spending pattern is too personal. That's data companies would pay huge money for.
15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3803; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
This sort of thing has been going on for many years. Google's mission in life is to know everything about everyone. Google is the data company to end all data companies.
Ever heard of "Google Wallet"?
Or Google "Trusted Stores"?
Use either of these and Google knows everything about your shopping habits. The latter is especially sneaky as many stores don't make it visible that they are a Google trusted store.
16. Scott93274 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Them having the information is nothing new, them making the information work for the user's benefit like they are for Google Now is the only justified reason for collecting it in the first place. Both Microsoft and Apple collect the same kind of data, they just haven't given their users any justification as to why they need it yet, as it hasn't improved the functionality of their devices.
19. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Dont bring logic into these debates...whats wrong with you....
MS does justify it with hotmail/outlook.com....they have ads in the email based on search, browser history...
This lil tidbit of info always get overlooked by the anti Google folks tho..
23. Scott93274 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Sorry about that. I forgot where I was for a moment.
20. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I suggest you dont use Amazon then. You get recommended items based on search history on Amazon. Past purchases too.
Or basically any online stores...
17. zelase (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)
its only for USA and its territories not for Europe until now. It will take time to come in other regions !!
18. zelase (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)
Cortana looks good its design is better and google now and siri....! And voice Recognition too