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Cycorp is the most ambitious artificial intelligence project yet, and it’s been working secretly for 30 years

Cycorp is the most ambitious artificial intelligence project yet, and it’s been working secretly for 30 years

By 7 July 2014

Since 1984 a company called Cycorp has been quietly working on artificial intelligence. Now, as it nears real intelligence, its creators are beginning to talk about Cyc. Cyc is a machine intelligence that learns, and has been doing so for the last 30... >>

Google Now adds bill reminder cards pulled from Gmail so you can pay bills on time

Google Now adds bill reminder cards pulled from Gmail so you can pay bills on time

By 16 May 2014

Google has introduced a new type of info card for Google Now: bill reminders. Android Police has published screenshots of bill reminder cards in Google Now. The website claimed the new feature is currently live, though it appears to still be rolling out.... >>

Google Now for Android will alert you if a nearby store sells the product you want

Google Now for Android will alert you if a nearby store sells the product you want

By 5 May 2014

Google Now on Android devices will now give you a little nudge whenever you walk by a place that sells something you've previously inquired about online. Google Now has updated a lot recently. It can now remember where you parked your car, for instance,... >>

Google Now cards now stay loaded when the internet goes out

Google Now cards now stay loaded when the internet goes out

By 3 May 2014

You can now continue accessing Google Now cards when your internet connection goes kaput in a subway tunnel or anywhere else.  Google Now is a great tool for serving up cards packed with personalised data, such as meeting times and location information... >>

Google Now for Android can remember where you parked your car

Google Now for Android can remember where you parked your car

By 1 May 2014

Google has updated its Search to remember where you parked your car. There's will be a new card added in Google Now which will immediately show users where their wheels are parked. Version 3.4 of the Google Search APK has been opened up by Android Police... >>

Bing's homepage adds personalised cards to take on Google Now

Bing's homepage adds personalised cards to take on Google Now

By 16 April 2014

Microsoft wants you to know that Bing is just as powerful as Google. And it's not talking about search; it's talking about serving up information that matters to you. Bing has rolled out a new feature for the homepage: personalised cards. You've heard... >>

Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants

Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants

By 5 April 2014

Although voice-activated personal assistants are considered standard on smartphones, Microsoft has only recently stepped up to the plate with its Cortana offering on Windows Phone 8.1. And it's eager to trump Google's Google Now and Apple's Siri. Personal... >>

Google's Chrome desktop browser finally adds Google Now cards and notifications

Google's Chrome desktop browser finally adds Google Now cards and notifications

By 24 March 2014

Google has updated Chrome for Mac and Windows today, finally bringing Google Now cards and notifications to its desktop browser. In January, Google Now appeared in the Mac and Windows build of Chrome Canary. That's a developer, or pre-release, version... >>

Microsoft's Cortana assistant revealed in leaked video of setup process

Microsoft's Cortana assistant revealed in leaked video of setup process

By 4 March 2014

Microsoft's much-anticipated digital assistant, which is expected to rival Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, has surfaced in a leaked video. We’ve heard all about what Cortana is capable of doing, thanks to many rumours and reports, but now we finally... >>

Google Search update enables Ok Google in UK and Canada, enhanced time-to-leave options

Google Search update enables Ok Google in UK and Canada, enhanced time-to-leave options

By 7 February 2014

An update to the Google Search app brings wider support for the "Ok Google" hotword on Android, meaning it will now work with the UK and Canada English language options. Previously the app worked only with US English. When the Ok Google hotword first... >>