Google Now, Google's very own personal digital assistant and answer to Apple's Siri, has been updated with reminders and new cards. Essentially, users can now save things to remember on Google Now. They can also add a specific time within the day to trigger the reminders. For example, Google Now will remind users to buy specific pre-listed groceries when they go to a store. Or, if a user is about to miss the last train in going home, Google Now can remind that person to go to the train station.
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All of these can be done via voice, which is, by far, the best feature of Google Now. "With just the tap of a mic or flick of a finger, millions of people across the world can easily tap into the entire world’s knowledge and find what they need to make their lives better, or just have their day run a little smoother. That’s why we’re so excited about the new search experience we’re building at Google and it will change how we experience life," says Amit Singhal, a Senior Vice President at Google.