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Comment: Re:WTF is Google Now? (Score 4, Informative) 74

by Khoa (#46568563) Attached to: Google Now Arrives In Chrome For Windows and Mac
It's a location-driven, search-driven, email-driven user interface that reads your, well 1) searches, 2) emails/contacts/birthdays/meetings, and 3) location and delivers you what it thinks will be the most relevant information to you. Have an Amazon package? It will read your email from Amazon, parse the tracking info, and display the tracking info for you. Read a blog recently? It will display the latest blog post as soon as it's updated. Searched for "March Madness"? It'll display scores, game broadcast times, ticket prices, etc. Searched for "Frozen showtimes"? It'll display showtimes at the nearest theaters. I'm not saying it isn't creepy. But the service is pretty neat...

Comment: But when does it start paying off? (Score 1) 352

by Khoa (#35917630) Attached to: Solar Panels Increase Home Value
Spend 30k now only to have to wait ten years to break even? By then, you'll probably be in another house, in another city. But, I do agree. Solar power should have been installed since day one. Next generations of city planners and engineers will have to (when the oil wells run dry) go "F, maybe this was a good idea after all."

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