Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
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Google Now, the personal assistant app for Android and iOS devices, is adding new reminders that nudge you at the appropriate time or place. For instance, if you create a reminder to buy milk and bread, and you happen to be in a grocery store, Google Now will remind you. And if you create a reminder to catch a train, Google Now will (figuratively) tap you on the shoulder and tell you it's time to head to the train station. It sounds both fascinating and maybe a little creepy. It'll be interesting to see how well mainstream users take to Google Now's assistant-like skills.
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