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Briefly: Google Now car parking reminder, Windows 8.1 search update

updated 06:58 am EDT, Thu May 1, 2014

Google Now adds card for car parking reminder in latest update

A new Google Now update will help drivers remember where they parked. Android Police reports the app will detect when the user is traveling by car automatically, bringing up a Parking Location card in Google Now that shows the approximate location of the vehicle after it has stopped. The update also includes a new reminders interface, a centralized list of nicknames, adds voice control to some device settings, and retains recent Google Now cards when in offline mode.



Microsoft adds natural language processing to Windows 8.1 Smart Search

Microsoft has updated its Smart Search within Windows 8.1 to include natural-language processing, similar to the Cortana Windows Phone assistant. Powered by Bing, the search function has been improved to take into account sentences and spelling mistakes. "Install a printer" loads up the device settings menu, while "get apps for Windows" brings up the Windows Store. Statements such as "My screen is too bright" and "How do I delete an app" will also bring up relevant search results.




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