Google Now shopping update

Google Now, the company's awesome take on the digital personal assistant, just got a little better. The service already reminds you when it's time to catch a flight or where you parked the car, and now it can even help with your shopping. Google Now can track any items you've searched for in the past and will then let you know when they're in stock at a nearby store.

The new Google Now feature works by tracking both your search history and the GPS in your smartphone. Once you've searched for an item, Google will keep an eye out for any nearby stores that carry it and push updates to your phone. Once you see an update, just drop by the store to see if they have the item in stock.

Today's Google Now update is just the latest step in Google's plan to automate as much of our lives as possible. One day in the future your Google-powered self-driving car might head to the store on its own as soon as the new toy or pair of shoes you've been eyeing is available and pick it up for you. Until then, Google Now is doing its best to make your life a little bit easier one new feature at a time. Hit the Google Play link below to grab the latest update for yourself.