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After visiting the Grand Canyon and capturing imagery using nifty Street View camera backpacks, Google is taking a trip to the Galapagos Islands to capture the scenery and wildlife and is partnering up with the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and the Galapagos National Parks Directorate (GNPD) in order to make it happen. Adding on to its previous new ad taking a knock at Siri and the iPad, Microsoft is back with another ad that outlines the iPad’s lack of multitasking, and the setbacks with printing and other hardware downsides. The Xbox One introduced a new generation of Kinect motion-sensing earlier this week – now it’s time for Microsoft to show how the Kinect for Windows sensor will be evolving as well. Don’t expect your shiny new Xbox One to care about your current stack of Xbox 360 games any time soon; Microsoft isn’t convinced that backward-compatibility with gamers’ existing titles is something the majority of people even care about. The next installment in the long-running Need for Speed series has been announced. Need for Speed Rivals will be hitting store shelves on November 19 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the PC, while the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will be released at some point later this year, according to Electronic Arts. Though the Windows 8 user interface still sits in the “generally designed for touch” category, Microsoft isn’t being shy about continuing to push their hardware line with clickables like the Sculpt Comfort Mouse and the Sculpt Mobile Mouse this week. The popular new email app for the iPhone, called Mailbox, has made its way to the iPad in the latest version 1. If you’re a lover of the Grand Theft Auto series and absolutely need to own every little bit and piece from the creators of the series at Rockstar Games, you’re about to need to start saving up. What’s apparently Evernote‘s “most-requested feature” is now available on the company’s note-taking app for iOS, Mac, and the web. HP has a lot of laptops these days, and they all have their own unique look, but the company never really has had a signature style these past few years.