If you have an Android phone running KitKat, you may have started getting some almost freakishly handy notifications about your current weather or traffic situation, scores from your favorite sports team or directions to restaurants you might like.
Those come courtesy of Google Now.
It's an app that's been available on Android and iOS for awhile, but I'm always surprised by the number of folks who are surprised to see these "cards" popping up on their phones. But as of now, you don't even need a smartphone to reap the benefits of Google Now. That's because it's now available right in your Chrome Web browser. Click here to learn how to get it.
Google Now is a lot like Siri, except it's a lot smarter. It incorporates everything Google knows about you from tracking your search history, location and accounts to guess what you'll want to see. It's a pretty good guesser, but you can also train it to be better. It sounds a little scary - and it is - but it's also undeniably useful.
It's also the future of Google products, from Glass to the forthcoming Android Wear smart watches and wearables. Glass and Android Wear both use a mostly voice-controlled iteration of Google Now. How many of you use Google Now? Do you like it? Or does it freak you out a bit? Let me know in the comment section below!