All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Voice Search’

Google Video Looks At ‘Science Of Talking With Computers’

Google has a new video out, which it calls a “short film” about speech recognition. It starts with the early days and works its way up to the incredible technology that’s available today (including from Google, of course…okay, it’s pretty much all Google). The description says: “Language. Easy for humans to understand (most of the time), but not so easy …

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Google Is Getting A Lot Smarter At Listening To You

Google announced a new update to the Google App (yeah, it’s just the Google app now, as opposed to the Google Search app), offering users more and smarter functionality for voice commands. Earlier this week, we learned about its ability to give you access to your bills, but Google has since blogged about some additional commands that you can use, …

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Google Adds ‘Show Me My Bills’ Voice Command

Google announced that the Google app now lets you tap the mic and say, “Show me my bills” or “My bills due this week” to get access to important billing information. The company said in a Google+ update: When you can’t remember whether you’ve paid your bills—or you simply can’t remember how much money you need to pay—you can now …

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‘Ok, Google’ Now Available For All U.S. Chrome Users

Chrome users can now search Google by saying, “Ok, Google” from their desktop browser from the Google homepage or the new tab page. Make sure you have the latest update of the browser, and go to google.com to turn it on. Click the microphone icon, and you’ll be prompted to turn the functionality on. After that, get to the Ok …

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Xbox One Gets Bing Web Search Today

Are you finding your Xbox One search experience a bit underwhelming? Sure, you can use Bing to search through your console’s online marketplace, but the same can’t be said for the Web. Well, that’s all changing this week. In the latest Xbox One system update, Bing Web Search was added to the console. In other words, you can now search …

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Google Voice Search Built Into Chrome Beta

At Google I/O last year, Google showed off conversational search on the desktop, including the now famous “OK Google” command. In November, this functionality became available via a Chrome extension. Now, the functionality is coming directly to Chrome. Google announced today that it’s part of the latest Chrome Beta release. It will be rolled out to English (U.S.) users on …

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Now You Can Google From The Desktop By Saying, ‘Ok Google’

Earlier this year, Google showed off its new conversational search capabilities for the desktop, including the ability to perform a search by simply saying, “Ok Google,” and then your search phrase. In May, Google released conversational search for Chrome, but it didn’t have the “Okay Google” feature. The company has now made that available, but you have to download a …

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Google Adds Improved Voice Search, Reminders, Etc. To iOS Search App

Google has launched an update to the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad bringing it more up to par with the Android experience. The new version will send users notifications when there’s stuff Google deems important for them to need to know. It also includes the ability to set reminders so you can notified when you’re near the location …

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As Google Moves Away From Keywords, Can You Optimize For Gist?

Today, keywords still play a significant role in search habits, and in how Google and other search engines deliver search results. The trend, however, is moving further and further away from this, especially on Google’s side. Google wants to become less dependent on keywords, and gradually doing so. Do you see this trend as a problem or a potential problem …

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Bing Improves Voice Search On Windows Phone

Bing has made some improvements to its voice recognition capabilities to make voice search on Windows Phone devices more accurate and faster. “Voice search is supposed to be seamless and efficient, but sometimes your phone misses important words and takes too long to return results, that aren’t always what you’re looking for,” a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Today, Bing is …

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Google’s New Conversational Voice Search Is Here (Kind Of)

UPDATE: When asked about the “Okay, Google” feature, Google’s Matt Cutts tells us, “I think that will take a little while longer, but Chrome updates move along quickly.” Update 2: While we should be able to expect the “hotwording” functionality in the future, a Google spokesperson only offered, “Conversational search has started rolling out on Google.com in the latest version …

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Google Shows Siri How To Get Answers Quickly

Last week, Google launched its enhanced voice search on iOS, going head to head with Apple’s Siri. Some iOS users may be wondering which one they should be using to get the best experience from their devices. With the following video, Gizmodo set out to find out. It looks like in most cases (at least the cases on display here), …

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