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Google Now Arrives In Chrome For Windows and Mac 74

An anonymous reader writes "Google today announced Google Now is coming to the Chrome stable channel for Windows and Mac 'starting today and rolling out over the next few weeks.' This means Google Now notifications will finally be available to desktop and laptop Chrome users, in addition to Android and iOS users. To turn the feature on, all you need to do is sign in to Chrome with the same Google Account you're using for Google Now on mobile. If you use Google Now on multiple devices, you will need to manage your location settings for each device independently (change Location Reporting on Android and iOS)."
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Google Now Arrives In Chrome For Windows and Mac

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  • by Albanach ( 527650 ) on Monday March 24, 2014 @04:10PM (#46567183) Homepage

    It's a fair point, but at least Google gives you the means to turn this off. Also, you're getting something you can place a value on in return, so you can make a reasoned decision as to whether location services are a price worth paying.

    All the same data is, however, still available to the government. And there's no off switch there.

  • Meh (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Cinder6 ( 894572 ) on Monday March 24, 2014 @04:15PM (#46567259)

    Google Now sounds really cool on paper, but I've never actually found it useful. I was intrigued when it claimed it would show you tracking information for packages shipped to you, but I never got it to work (Gmail cards are enabled, and I tried it with multiple Gmail addresses).

    The quality of and speed of it's voice recognition is impressive, though.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 24, 2014 @04:39PM (#46567545)

    please start including a small blurb on what the fuck it is you are pushing, especially for "yet another service you've never heard of from Google" slashvertisements.

    Seriously, wtf is Google Now, why should I give half a shit about it, and don't bother I'm not even gonna check this "article" and comments again later.

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