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Google Now desktop notifications arriving with latest Chrome beta

About a week earlier we saw mention of Google Now arriving with the latest Chrome Canary update. Due to that release, as well as the previous leaks, it was just a matter of time before things progressed and Google Now began arriving for more desktop users. Well, it seems there has been a bit of progress made and Google Now has begun arriving for desktop users running the latest Chrome beta.

Google Now arrives on desktop with latest Chrome Canary build

This is far from the first time there has been talk of getting Google Now on your desktop system, however this is something that is possible as of today. The Google Now support is available for those using Chrome on either Mac or Windows. Or more specifically, the Canary build of Chrome, which basically means this is an early release and likely one that is not quite ready for primetime use.

Yahoo said to be working on a voice-controlled personal assistant

This year has one underlying thread: context. The most glaring example of context is with our mobile devices. Siri and Google Now are nothing new, but Motorola’s take on contextual awareness and information continues to amaze. Google Now saw some sublime updates as well, but some just don’t want the Google ecosystem knowing their every move.

OK Google Now adds “Let’s Go Caroling” command

Google has been adding a few holiday goodies lately. There was the Auto Awesome Snow feature from last week and more recently, it looks like Google Now has support for caroling. Specifically, those carrying an Android device with Google Now can say; OK Google Now, Let's Go Caroling.
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