It's Saturday night. You've spent the last six hours partaking of the fruit of the vine in pleasant company (read: you're so drunk that your date is getting a contact buzz). Being the public-minded and responsible drinker you are, you elect to take the bus home. All seventeen stops. After a night out with your friends Morgan, Daniels, and Cuervo, it's difficult to stay awake on the rolling bus. You miss your stop and end up so far from home that you might as well stay on the bus and wait to get off in the morning.


If this situation sounds familiar to you, you'll love the newest feature added to Google Now on Android. If you open Google Now when you're using public transportation, it may offer an integrated alarm for saved locations like home and work. The alarm knows where and approximately when you should exit - just tap it, and it will alert you before you get there, overcoming the drinking you did earlier in the evening (or previous evening) and saving you a missed stop.

This is an interesting addition to Google Now - it doesn't seem to hook into the alarm function of the standard Clock app. Just tap it once to set the alarm, then again to disable it if necessary. Your mileage may vary, quite literally, since public transit support isn't available in all areas. (The screenshot above is from the Netherlands.)

Thumbnail via The Atlantic. Thanks, Ian and Ritish!