You can now easily correct a misheard word in Google Now with “no I said” command

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Has Google Now ever misheard a word you meant to say?

Chances are, it has. Although the service is pretty damn accurate, it’s still a developing technology and has a ways to go before being perfect. Google knows its product isn’t perfect, and in addition to improving voice recognition in Google Search, it has now added a “no I said ___” command for when the app mishears something you said.

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Google Search gets system-wide hotword detection and audio history in latest update

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Google talked a lot about using Google Now in different products at their keynote earlier today, but they didn’t mention the newest update to Google Search that’s rolling out on Android devices. The latest update ramps up the capabilities of the “OK Google” hotword detection by setting it up to work anywhere on your phone instead of just on the home screen or in the search app. Now you’ll be able to tell Google to do anything from your text messages app, Angry Birds, or anywhere else on your device. There were some rumors that this would be coming to Search earlier this year, and it’s finally been implemented. » Read the rest

Using Google Search for music can now redirect you to compatible apps

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Figuring out what apps have your favorite artists and tunes just got a whole lot easier. Performing a search with Google Search regarding a particular artist will return results that can redirect you to music streaming apps that are already installed on your device. The list are apps that contain songs with that particular artist. Currently, the function works in the United States with Rdio, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIn, and YouTube.

Source: Inside Search (Official Google Search blog)

Google Search will allow you to make calls to businesses through Hangouts

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Google has added a very useful feature into desktop search that will make getting in touch with businesses much easier. Now whenever you look up a place online, whether that’s a retail store or a restaurant, you’ll be able to click to call that business directly from the search results page. The call is placed through Google Hangouts and is completely free inside the US. International calls will cost a small fee.

It’s a not a huge feature, but it’s still a very useful tweak to have.

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Ingredients can be displayed and sorted when using Google Search for recipes

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Today on a few Android social media accounts, Google has decided to show that searching for ingredients to a recipe is a piece of cake. Exposing the necessary ingredients requires you to search for the item, hit More, Search tools, and then a bar of items will appear at the top of the page. From there, choose ingredients and there you have it. You don’t even have to add the words “recipes” or “ingredients” to the search, just the item will do fine.

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Google rumored to be implementing hands-free searching across all Android devices

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Google has been consistently expanding its Search application since the introduction of Google Now. It seems as though the company is interested in implementing an “always on” listening mode so that users can access relevant information without looking at or touching his or her device, being referred to as Android Eyes Free, internally.

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Google Search adds NBA video recaps, more leagues to join in the future

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If you activate Google Search right now and cue any NBA team actively in the playoffs, you are going to get a ton of information. The newest addition is a video recap that links directly to YouTube. If you are on a mobile device, the YouTube app will automatically open. Elsewhere, an embedded video will play rather than opening a new link or tab.

Google is currently working on adding other professional sports leagues for future video recaps.

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Google Search update brings parking assistance and nicknames

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The now previously rumored parking assistance feature has been added to Google Now with the latest Google Search app update. The app will use your location to pinpoint where you left your car and provide a card in Google Now with the option to receive the route to get back to that spot. Aside from that feature, you can now add nicknames to contacts. For example, labeling someone as your best friend and wife can be attached to their card. Modifications to reminder cards have been tweaked as well.

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Google Now will alert you if there is a traffic incident along your route

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Google just keeps making Google Now better. With this latest update to this Google Search app, Google Now will be able to send you alerts if there is an incident that has halted traffic on your route. If this sounds familiar, it is because Google-owned Waze already does the very same thing. As you can see in the example above, Google Now is actually collecting the information directly from Waze. Whether it is roadwork or an accident, Google Now will alert you.

Looks like Google is finally putting Waze to work, right?

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New Google Now voice command will launch your camera

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google_now_cameraGoogle Now constantly has new updates to enhance the service’s functionality, and the latest one will let you open your device’s camera by simply tapping the microphone and saying “Ok Google,” then “take a photo” or “take a video.” It’s a simple addition that probably should have been included a while ago.

The update is launching through one of Google’s infamous staged rollout programs, so if you don’t have the Google Search update now, you will eventually.

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