- Google introduced new gadgets: The Nexus 10 will go head-to-head with the iPad. It has a 10-inch screen with higher resolution than the iPad. (But these screens are so good, the difference may be imperceptible to most of us.) And Google released new versions of the Nexus 7, the tablet to take on the iPad Mini. Google's Nexus 4 smartphone will also be available with the tablets on Nov. 13.
- Google's new devices will have the updated Jelly Bean operating system, which among other upgrades, has improved voice search. Google has also made this feature available in the Google Search app for iOS and it's proving to be a much faster alternative to Siri, going so far as to transcribe queries as users speak. There's also a new camera option called Photo Spheres.
Why do so many of us still buy cars with off-road abilities?
Cities are full of cars like the Subaru XV that can drive off-road but will never see any challenging terrain. What drives us to buy cars with these abilities when we don't really need them most of the time?