Traveling over the holidays can be hectic. But Google is doing its part to simplify matters some.Google announced today that it is updating its Search for Android application and its Google Now predictive search tool.Why? The Internet search giant is rolling out new features intended to boost streamline holiday travel.“As you head off this holiday season,” Google says, “the latest update to Google Now makes it even more useful for traveling. Before you even leave your house, Google Now will tell you what the weather will be like at your destinationjust in time to make sure you remember to pack those mittens.”
The last thing people probably consider when buying a new gizmo or gadget is how hard it might be to fix, but according to the teardown team at iFixit, Microsoft’s shiny new Surface tablet is easier to repair than the latest iPad, but it is still difficult to take apart.
Getting inside the device was where the Surface scored over the iPad.
“Microsoft made the Surface’s internals accessible through the back — like the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 — as opposed to through the front glass/LCD — like the iPad 3,” said Miroslav Djuric, chief information architect at iFixit.