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Google Now notifications are being rolled out to Google Chrome

Google has announced the roll-out of Google Now for Chrome. Google Now users will be able to receive their automated updates in their browser once it has been updated and if they are signed into Chrome. The roll-out is expected to take up to a few weeks.  Read More

The Moto 360 will be available in summer 2014 (Northern Hemisphere)

Motorola announced its first smart watch, the Moto 360, in conjunction with Google's announcement of Android Wear, the company's new port of a modified form of Android and Google Now, which it hopes will serve as a platform for all sorts of wearable devices in the near future.  Read More

Both phones come with a sturdy plastic back

In the world of Android flagship phones, there's plenty of competition and even more opinions about which phone(s) are best, but it's undeniable that two of the phones that generated the most hype and attention in 2013 were Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Google's Nexus 5 (another was from Motorola – also read my hands-on comparison of the Moto X and the Nexus 5). The GS4 hit the market in Q2, while the Nexus 5 arrived just about a month ago. There's been a Galaxy S4 in my house since the summer and I borrowed a Nexus 5 from Google for almost a full month, so at this point I've a strong enough handle on the strengths and weaknesses of each to help those of you still trying to decide between one or the other.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Martian Watch, a smartwatch that puts the power of Siri and Google Now ...

If you're going to spend hundreds of dollars on a smartwatch, what's the most important feature you'd want it to have? Notifications? Fitness tracking? Or maybe you just want some rock-solid voice control? If you want to talk to your watch like Dick Tracy, then you'll want to read on, as Gizmag reviews the Martian Watch: a device that puts Siri and Google Now on your wrist.  Read More

Today Google pushed a big update to its search app for iOS, making Google Now a much more ...

For the last couple of years, you could argue that Google Now was a big advantage that Android had over iOS. Its predictive capabilities and speedy voice search made it much more than just another Siri rival. But with today's update to the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad, Google Now is just about as handy there as it is on Android, with new features that fill in most of the missing pieces.  Read More

Google could reportedly hit full production of its Android-powered smartwatch within month...

Smartwatches like the Samsung Galaxy Gear, Pebble, and Sony Smartwatch 2 give you some basic smartphone features on your wrist. But if you're waiting for the next batch of smartwatches that evolves the product even further, Google's will be one of the big ones to keep an eye on. A new report suggests we might not have long to wait on that front.  Read More

Google's big monthly update to Glass brings a few new Google Now cards, as well as main-sc...

You probably don't have Google Glass. Very few people who aren't developing software for the upcoming device do. But even though the big update that's about to roll out to early adopters may not apply to you, it does give us a better idea of the kinds of things we'll be able to do with the search giant's specs once they're released to the general public.  Read More

The Moto X doesn't sport smoking specs, just a few killer features

Motorola's first phone designed and brought to market since becoming a wholly owned part of Google, the Moto X, is finally here. I've had one in my hands for almost a week now since snagging a loaner to review for Gizmag at Motorola's press event in New York City. It's traveled with me from the Big Apple back to the American Southwest and on a short road trip through Colorado's southern Rockies in that time, and as I've grown more familiar with what it can do across such varied geography, I can comfortably say that although the Moto X might not be a revolution, it is quite an impressive step forward.  Read More

Google pushed some big updates out to its desktop and mobile versions of Chrome

Google Chrome, one of the best web browsers around, is available on just about every major platform. And it just got a little better. Just a week after Google I/O, the search giant has been busy pushing out big updates to Chrome on desktop, Android, and – soon – iPhone and iPad.  Read More

Google Now is expanding: landing in Chrome browsers, and improving on Android.

As search technology advances, it’s going to become more and more like human interaction. Apple’s Siri might have popularized conversational search, but many of us feel that Google Now quickly surpassed it – with its faster and more accurate results. Soon much of Google Now’s functionality will be arriving on PCs, by way of the Chrome OS and web browser. Not stopping there, Google also added some improvements to Android’s Google Now.  Read More

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