/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

Google offers a slice of the connected life (pictures)

In a series of vignettes presented in a Manhattan event space, Google shows off capabilities such as Google Now, Hangouts, and, of course, Google Glass.

Roger_Cheng.jpg
Roger Cheng
IMG_8069.jpg
1 of 10 Roger Cheng/CNET

Welcome to Google's connected home

Fresh off of Google I/O in San Francisco, Google on Thursday dresses up an event space in New York into several showcase areas that demonstrate some of the company's newer features.
IMG_8079.jpg
2 of 10 Roger Cheng/CNET

Google Now keeps you on top of your schedule

A Googler demonstrates the voice-activated Google Now (or Google Search on iOS) feature. In a mock start to the day, she demonstrates how to find a nearby coffee shop, check the results of last night's Yankees-Mets game, and get alerts on her next meeting. The voice-command demo isn't smooth, as she has to repeat several phrases to get them to work.
IMG_8085.jpg
3 of 10 Roger Cheng/CNET

Cooking with Google

Google brings in Hilah Johnson, who stars on a cooking show on YouTube, to demonstrate some of Google Now's features. You can use the feature to look up measurement conversions, such the number of cups in a quart (four), create a grocery shopping list that will alert you when you get to the market, and look up recipes.
IMG_8087.jpg
4 of 10 Roger Cheng/CNET

Anyone want pancakes?

Chef Hilah Johnson makes a stack of pancakes in front of a crowd of journalists. Google announces that its Google Now service will include nutritional information, so you can look up how much sugar there is in maple syrup.
IMG_8096.jpg
5 of 10 Roger Cheng/CNET

Hanging out with friends

Another Googler demonstrates the Hangout feature on Google+. In this scenario, she chats with her two friends in different parts of the U.S. about the latest episode of "Mad Men." She also shows off the ability to share screens with her friends as she looks up information about one of the actresses. She uses a technique called "Hot Wording," where she says "Okay, Google," to the computer and says her search query.
IMG_8092.jpg
6 of 10 Roger Cheng/CNET

Getting YouTube on the television

The Googler also demonstrates a way to take a YouTube video playing on her Nexus 4 and move it to the television, which runs on the same Wi-Fi network. She notes that Google TV isn't required, just a common Wi-Fi connection.
IMG_8108.jpg
7 of 10 Roger Cheng/CNET

Googling in the office

Another showcase features a Googler in the office looking up different locations by speaking to his computer.
IMG_8113.jpg
8 of 10 Roger Cheng/CNET

Do you speak Portuguese?

In this poolside scene, the Googler is in Brazil and wants to ask for juice in Portuguese. She asks her Nexus 7 for the translation, and it says it back to her.
IMG_8104.jpg
9 of 10 Roger Cheng/CNET

Getting around with Google Glass

On the rooftop of the event space, Google shows off its latest bit of hardware, Google Glass. A company representative demonstrates the turn-by-turn walking directions that you can access with Glass. As he turns his head, so does the orientation of the map.
IMG_8101.jpg
10 of 10 Roger Cheng/CNET

Google Glass is your translator

You'll be able to ask "Where is the bathroom?" in multiple languages thanks to Google Glass.

More Galleries

2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

More Galleries

2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

63 Photos
The best Nintendo Switch games to play right now

More Galleries

The best Nintendo Switch games to play right now

41 Photos
The Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo is the EV of our dreams

More Galleries

The Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo is the EV of our dreams

7 Photos
Movies coming in 2022 from Marvel, Netflix, DC and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2022 from Marvel, Netflix, DC and more

66 Photos
Subaru Solterra STI feels like a natural extension

More Galleries

Subaru Solterra STI feels like a natural extension

5 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos