Find out how each feature works after the break.
Google has launched a new standalone page just for Realtime, which allows you to see all the live results and tools on the left and top links on the right. You can also access the Realtime page by searching in your regular Google browser and clicking "Updates" on the left hand navigation bar.
You can search Realtime results by location by clicking on the "Custom Location" link or the "Nearby" link on the left navigation bar or click on a location in the results stream.
Set up update alerts on a specific subject by heading to the Google Alerts page, then selecting Updates as your alert query.