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Fun things to do with Google Now on the Nexus 7

The latest version of Android, aka Jelly Bean, comes with the Google Now utility. Google Now takes all sorts of spoken queries and responds in natural language plus answer cards. Here are some fun and useful things to ask Google Now.
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Topic: Mobility
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Your kids always asking you questions you can't answer? Or worse are you always having to ask your kids questions, further proving to them their parents don't know anything? No longer.

Google Now takes spoken queries and instantly gives you the right answer, spoken in natural-sounding speech along with written confirmation. There's seemingly no type of question that Google Now can't answer.

Want to know what the score of the last game was for your favorite team? Just ask Google Now.

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Can't remember who was in that TV show or movie from a while back? Google Now will tell you the whole cast.

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What day of the week does Christmas fall on this year, next year, or any other year? Google Now has your back.

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Wondering how your team is doing in the game happeining right now? Just ask Google Now and get the up-to-the-minute score.

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Google Now does simple math faster than your calculator app. If you can say the equation, including unit conversions, Google Now can figure it out for you.

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Frequently get calls to your phone from numbers you don't recognize? Ask Google Now what the area code is and find out where that call originated.

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Hard to believe that Indiana Jones is that old, but Google Now says it so it must be true.

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Looking for photos or images of something or someone? Google Now has lots of them.

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When you're hungry you want to eat. Say "I'm hungry" and Google Now will show you your nearby choices.

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To get the latest price of any stock just spell the stock symbol.

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Can't remember who wrote that great book? Just ask Google Now.

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How long is that bridge/movie/anything else? Google Now will tell you.

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See a word you don't know the definition of? Tell Google Now to define it and voila.

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Want to know what time it is before you call your friend and risk waking him/her up? Google Now will tell you instantly.

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Is it going to rain today/tomorrow/Thursday? Instant forecast.

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Rich people just keep getting richer, and with Google Now you'll always know how much richer than you they are.

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