Google Mobile Search App Empowered With OpenTable For Dining Reservations, Reminders To Keep You On Track

Digital assistants have always been a little creepy, but their helpfulness generally outweighs any odd feelings you may have about Siri, Cortana, and Google Now. This week, the last of that bunch gained a few new tricks, and they're ones that you may very well be able to take advantage of soon. The updated Google Now enables you to have even deeper conversations with it about places and businesses. For example, you can say: "Ok Google, show me restaurants near my hotel," and it'll do just that. Then, you can follow up it by asking to see the menu of any on the list.

Once you've decided, Google Now can also handle reservations so long as the eatery is in OpenTable's directory. When you’ve found the restaurant you like, you can just say: “Ok Google, make a reservation there for 7 p.m.” If the restaurant is on OpenTable, you’ll see a reservations screen pop up with the details already filled out.

If anything, this ought to act as encouragement to get your favorite local pub on OpenTable if they're still holding out.