Google's voice-based search service Google Now can now answer as many questions as Apple's Siri.
An analyst asked Google Now and Siri 800 questions, and tracked how well they understood them and whether they came up with useful responses.
Google Now and Siri were both able to answer 79% of queries in the most recent test.
But in the same test last year Google Now scored 61% while Siri got 77% correct.
The Google Chromecast media streaming device beat out Apple, Microsoft and Nokia to claim the top spot on Time's list of the best gadgets of 2013.
Time said that the gadget's simplicity and focus made it the winner and "lots of companies have built devices to do this; Chromecast is the first one that gets it right."
Apple failed to take the top spot for the first time since 2010. However, the iPad Air and iPad Mini made it to second place, with Time describing them as the "best tablet you can buy, in two convenient sizes." The iPhone 5S grabbed fifth place. Apple was the only company with two products in the top 10.
Nokia's Lumia 1020 handset, with its 41-megapixel camera, is the only other smartphone in the list at number 10.
In terms of tablets, the only other device to make the list is the latest Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, which made it to seventh place.
The Oculus Rift Development Kit virtual reality headset won't launch until sometime in 2014, but it came in third place.
The Pebble crowd-funded smartwatch came in fourth place, while the Leap Motion Controller made it to ninth place.
Here is the list of Time's Top 10 Gadgets:
1. Google Chromecast
2. Apple's new iPads
3. Oculus Rift Development Kit
4. Pebble Smartwatch
5. Apple iPhone 5s
6. Microsoft Xbox One
7. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
8. Nest Protect
9. Leap Motion Controller
10. Nokia Lumia 1020
Every year some people see their careers take off to new levels while others can end up crashing and burning. Here are 10 of the biggest career mess ups from 2013.
1. Paula Deen - The celebrity chef was under the microscope for making racist remarks and her handling of the issue made things a lot worse for her. She lost many of her endorsements and affiliations.
2. Rob Ford - The mayor of Toronto was caught smoking crack cocaine and though still holds office lost many of his powers, budget and staff.
3. Lara Logan - The Sixty Minutes journalist ran a story about the Benghazi attacks and her source ended up being dishonest in their interviews. She and her producer took an indefinite leave from the show afterwards.
4. Aaron Hernandez - This NFL star is being held for murder charges and lost his spot on the Patriots roster.
5. Ron Johnson - A former Apple employee, he was hired as the new CEO of JC Penny. After making radical changes he was fired, reportedly costing the company $1 billion.
6. Howard Kurtz - A journalist, who after making erroneous claims in his Daily Beast blog posts, was let go.
7. Eike Batista - A Brazilian busines magnate that had to allow his company to go bankrupt costing him billions of dollars.
8. Bob Filner - The former San Diego mayor resigned just shortly into his term after sexual harassment allegations began to arise.
9. Alec Baldwin - This actor had his MSNBC talk show cancelled for making homophobic remarks to a photographer.
10. Anthony Weiner - Former US representative that got in trouble for some sexting issues - and then ran into the same problems again while running for New York City mayor.