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Another month, another dose of Glass goodness. Here are a few of the new features we’re releasing...

Now on Glass
As you go about your day, Google Now delivers helpful cards with information you need, before you even ask. Now, when you swipe backwards on the touchpad, you’ll find even more useful information like: 

Restaurants, hotels, events  - Be reminded of dinner reservations, hotel bookings and concerts. You’ll see these reminders for places that sent you an email confirmation.
Movies - Find showtimes and movie information for nearby theaters. 
Emergency alerts - Change your plans on the fly when severe thunderstorm or flash flood warnings are in effect.

These new cards join other useful Now updates, including:
Traffic  - Get traffic conditions and alternate routes before you leave for work.
Weather - Know how to dress before stepping out the door.
Sports - See live scores for your favorite teams.

New voice commands
You can now add voice commands from other services to the main menu. To kick things off, we’re introducing two new voice commands: “Post an update” (first supported by Path), and “Take a note” (first supported by Evernote). Updates and notes are just the beginning; soon you’ll be able to use your voice to trigger all sorts of services. We’ll keep you posted (pun very much intended) as we roll out more. #canttouchthis 

If you’re a developer, check out how to enable these commands for your service. Details here:

Video Player: Find the right moment
Now when you’re watching your videos or video updates from CNN, you can tap to pause, play and swipe to fast forward or rewind, letting you skip to the moment you care most about. 

These updates will be rolling out automatically to your Glass over the next couple days. Find other improvements in our Help Center (

Until next month...

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We have a new iPhone version of Google+ being rolled out right now.

I hope you like our new user experience.

Expect this to show up on Android in the next few weeks (with a few additional surprises).

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+Curtis Liu you would love this!

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Street View can be used in many ways, from scouting out a neighborhood you might move to next (, showing off your college campus (, or doing a virtual journey around the world (

There are hundreds of amazing landmarks and landscapes to explore in Street View. Whether you’re planning a vacation to New York ( or want to walk the streets of Rome from your living room (, your journey can start here.

What are some of your favorite spots in Street View? Share links in the comments.

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4,287 piece lego set + drinks = epic night with +Sean Liu +Travis Green +Eric Ruth +Emma Burrows +Kate Cushing +Jeff Chang and +Prabhu Balasubramanian

Special contributions from +Y. Joy Ding +Bradley Horowitz +Jonathan Terleski and +Balaji Srinivasan via hangouts!

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By popular demand, we’re rolling out a feature that lets you disable comments and lock your posts before sharing to the Google+ stream. Watch the video to see how it works, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Video Transcript

Hi! My name is Ebby and I’m an engineer on the Google+ Sharing team.

One of my favorite parts about Google+ is how circles help me control who I share things with. And if I want to go a step further, I can do things like disable comments, or lock my post to make sure no one reshares it.

We've heard from many of you that you want these disable and lock options before you share, not after. So today I'm happy to say that we're doing exactly that. Let me show you how it works.

Say I want to share this picture from my friend's party. As usual, I choose the circles I want to share with. But as I hover over the sharebox, you’ll notice I can now disable comments and lock the post -- before sharing to the Stream.

We hope these features help you feel even more secure about sharing on Google+. We'll keep listening, and rolling out more improvements in the coming weeks and months, so let us know what you think!

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Don't miss this video doodle!
We'll be running our Freddie Mercury 65th birthday logo (a video doodle) tomorrow in the U.S. :) It's up now!

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Shared via the +1 widget! =)
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