Google Now doesn’t need Android L to get awesome new features

Google Now doesn’t need Android L to get awesome new features
Google’s voice-based virtual assistant has gotten even smarter this week, as Google issued a new Google Search update that brings some cool new features to Google Now. Android Police reveals that Google Now will work on any screen now, including the lock screen. Users can simply configure Google Now to work on any screen by going the “Ok Google Detection” menu on their devices. Even better than …
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Google Makes Its Search Engine a Remote Control for Some Mobile Apps

Google Makes Its Search Engine a Remote Control for Some Mobile Apps
Google wants you to talk to its search box instead of spending time hunting through the jumble of apps on your smartphone. Getting stuff done using a smartphone often involves swiping through a jumble of icons looking for just the right app, then navigating within it to find what you want. Google aims to change that by creating search results that take you somewhere specific within an app or …
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Search With “Ok Google” From Any Screen On Your Android Device by @mattsouthern

Search With “Ok Google” From Any Screen On Your Android Device by @mattsouthern
Google recently announced, via the Official Google Search blog, that Android users will now be able to conduct a voice search using the “Ok Google” command from any screen. Whenever the screen is on, or your Android device is charging, simply say “Ok Google” to trigger a voice search. If you’re reading your email, browsing the web or using any app that doesn’t actively use the microphone, saying …
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Google starts removing 'right to be forgotten' search results

Google starts removing 'right to be forgotten' search results
Google has begun removing search results in compliance with a European court ruling that search engine providers must respond to requests to delete links to outdated information about a person. As of Thursday, when a user searches for a name via one of Google’s European domains they may see a warning displayed at the bottom of the results page saying, “Some results may have been removed under …
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Ray Kurzweil Says He’s Breathing Intelligence into Google Search

Ray Kurzweil Says He’s Breathing Intelligence into Google Search
Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil says work is under way at Google to apply his theory of intelligence to understanding online information. The big announcements at Google’s I/O event in San Francisco Wednesday didn’t mention Web search, the technology that got the company started and made it so successful. But in a small session later that day, the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil talked …
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