We awarded Google Now this year's Innovation of the Year award, besting the Tesla Model S, the Nest thermostat, and a whole host of other awesome gear. If you're unfamiliar: Google Now takes everything that Google knows about you, from your use of Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Docs, and lord knows what else, and analyzes it to tell you exactly what you need to know in a series of "cards." Call up Google Now on your phone, and it won't just say "you have an appointment at this date and this time"; it'll figure out where you are, where you're going, and that, for example, you like to take public transportation rather than drive. Then it'll say "you need to leave in 12 minutes to catch the C train to get to your appointment on time." Or: it notices you've been searching for a specific movie, reading reviews and such. Open up Google Now, and it'll show you showtimes for that movie, near where you are right now.