Google has added a new feature for those using the Chrome browser on their desktop or laptop - Google Now integration.
Google announced this on Google+, saying this feature is rolling out to users over the next few weeks. I personally do not see it yet but I suspect I will see it soon.
In short, if you are enabled, signed into Chrome with your Google Account that uses Google Now, you will see a little bell icon added to your Windows task bar at the bottom of Apple Finder menu at the top that shows these Google Now notifications.
Here is how it may look on macs:
And here is how it may look on Windows computers:
For more details on how to set this up go to this help document.
Note, Google Now is pretty amazing, so putting it everywhere you want to see it will likely be useful for you.
Forum discussion at Google+.