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Today's Tech: Microsoft Xbox One vs Sony PlayStation 4 latest, Moto G hands on, and IBM's Watson supercomputer in the cloud

As Microsoft prepares to break cover with its eagerly anticipated new console, the Xbox One, a few lucky souls have already gotten their paws on its chief rival. If the latest in gaming and entertainment hardware is your raison d'être, you'll definitely want to check out our hands-on preview of the Sony PlayStation 4. Alternatively, if you're still undecided, check out this Xbox One vs PlayStation spec comparison, which reveals all there is to know about the hardware, launch games, and media features of the bitter competitors.

In the mobile world, Motorola has caused a major stir after the unveiling of its latest handset, the Moto G. Sporting mid-range to high-end features at a budget price point, the device has already proved popular with pundits, and we're among those to have gotten our mitts on the coveted new smartphone. To learn more, make hay for our Motorola Moto G hands on preview.

Elsewhere, IBM has announced that it will be making its Watson supercomputer technology available as a development platform in the cloud for the first time. The move will enable a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps utilising Watson's artificial intelligence with the hope of spurring on innovation.

To bring the technology to the masses, IBM is launching the Watson Developers Cloud, a hosted marketplace where application providers of all sizes and industries will be able to tap into resources for developing Watson-powered apps through partnering with IBM.

Read more here: IBM brings Watson supercomputer power to app development in the cloud.