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# 138724 14-Jan-2014 20:43
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Just got back from CES (well worth the trip but exhausting).

Using N5 with a TMO SIM (so no LTE) I arrived in Vegas and flicked over to Google Now (left swipe). One of the cards it showed was the hotel where I was staying with phone number etc.

Now I hadn't put the hotel name or date in any of my calendar appointments so was wondering how on earth did it know to bring up that card. I then recall that my friend who booked the room and also mentioned which flights he was taking to Vegas from San Francisco had sent me the hotel name and dates and flight details via Gmail. Gmail isn't my primary e-mail but I guess Google scanned my Gmail, found the hotel name and flights and brought them up.

Sure enough when we left swiping to the left showed the current status of my Virgin America flight, the departure time, gate etc.

There were many other examples of this deep integration that Google has in the US that we only see bits of of here. It can be spooky or useful, depending on how you feel about privacy.

As an aside with 150K attendees you can imagine cellular reception would be challenging. My friend was carrying a S4 with Verizon and he has no problem but I could barely get any data on my TMO SIM. Luckily he also had a Verizon hotspot which I ended up using most of the time when I was at the Convention Centre and swiched back to TMO when away.






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  # 967129 14-Jan-2014 21:11
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another discussion here on similar




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  # 967146 14-Jan-2014 21:26
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jeffnz: another discussion here on similar


Not quite the same.




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  # 967159 14-Jan-2014 21:38
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lchiu7:
jeffnz: another discussion here on similar


Not quite the same.


no but similar :)





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  # 967161 14-Jan-2014 21:40
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I noticed the same thing here, as did my work colleague when we received our new work phones (S4). The fact it draws data from emails and past google searches plus your current location is quite frightening, but also extremely handy and relevant to the user!

If it wasn't for the rapid battery drain it had on my phone I'd still be using it as it could predict what I was wondering/thinking. Bit like that scene from Minority Report when he gets the eye implants and walks down the street.


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  # 967175 14-Jan-2014 22:04
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This isn't exactly unknown

Flight and hotel data has been available to google now via gmail for awhile now, obviously more useful in America than NZ. I quite like the traffic cards in the morning and afternoon so I can quickly check if there's traffic delays or not

Wouldn't mind tracking details but it never seems to have worked for me in NZ

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