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

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

By Chris Crum May 22, 2014

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 …

Cutts: Voice Search Means Less Keyword Searches Cutts: Voice Search Means Less Keyword Searches
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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 …

Bing Improves Voice Search On Windows Phone 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 …

Google's New Voice Search Is Here (Kind Of) Google's New Voice Search Is Here (Kind Of)
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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 …

Google Shows Siri How To Get Answers Quickly Google Shows Siri How To Get Answers Quickly
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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 …

Google Launches Enhanced Voice Search On iOS Google Launches Enhanced Voice Search On iOS
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Google has launched a new Google Search app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, complete with enhanced voice search, leading many to draw comparisons to Apple’s own Siri. “When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless—wherever you …

100 Million More People Can Use Google Voice Search 100 Million More People Can Use Google Voice Search

Google announced this morning that Voice Search for Android is now available in 13 new languages – Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, European Portuguese, Finnish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak and Swedish. With the addition of these new languages, Google …

Google's Siri Comes To iPhone And iPad Google's Siri Comes To iPhone And iPad
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If you have an iPhone and were hoping to have another search assistant that talks back to you, Google has you covered. As one of a handful of search announcements this week, Google announced that its new and improved voice …

Google Voice Search Gets A Proper Field Test Google Voice Search Gets A Proper Field Test
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One of the coolest parts about Google’s I/O keynote was the Voice Search introduced in Jelly Bean to compete with Apple’s Siri. That was a staged demo though. Google could have mucked with the presentation to make it seem better …

Jelly Bean Voice Search Vs. Siri: A Video Throwdown Jelly Bean Voice Search Vs. Siri: A Video Throwdown

Earlier this month during their WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled iOS 6. With it came some significant improvements for Siri, including some general (and much needed) performance improvements and the ability to request sports scores, movie statistics, and more. Not …

Jelly Bean's Voice Search Is A Sexier Siri Jelly Bean's Voice Search Is A Sexier Siri
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It was only a matter of time before Google brought Siri-like functionality to Android. Today at Google I/O, Google showed off Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and its new search functionality. The search is powered by Google’s recently announced Knowledge Graph, …

Bing Voice Search Comes to Xbox This Week Bing Voice Search Comes to Xbox This Week

Microsoft announced that beginning December 6, and in the months ahead, it will be rolling out Bing Voice Search on Xbox. This will enable users to find content across Netflix, Hulu Plus, Comcast Xfinity on Demand ,HBO Go, Zune, and …

Google Maps Gets Voice Search from Chrome Google Maps Gets Voice Search from Chrome

Back in June, Google brought voice search to the desktop via an update for Chrome, enabling users to click the microphone icon on the search box and speak their search, rather than type it. Today, Google announced that this functionality …

Google Launches Voice Search for Desktop Google Launches Voice Search for Desktop

Google has had voice search available for mobile for quite some time, but today at its Inside Search event, the company announced that it is bringing it to the desktop as well. To use the feature, you will click a …

Give Google Your Voice. Literally.
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Google has launched personalized voice recognition for voice search on Android 2.2 and higher. If you’ve used Google’s voice search much, you probably know how inaccurate it can often be. This feature should (theoretically) help with this. 

Google will get to know your voice and understand it, and your search queries will become more accurate. Google’s Amir Mané and Glen Shires explain:

Google Unveils Cantonese Voice Search

Thanks to a new product launch, as many as 65 or 70 million people should now find conducting Google searches from their mobile phones a much less difficult process.  This week, Cantonese Voice Search debuted in Hong Kong.

Voice Actions Come to Android
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Google has launched a new Android app for version 2.2 (FroYo), called Voice Actions. The app lets you speak various commands to engage various functionalities of the phone.

With Voice Action, you can initiate the sending of text messages, listening to songs, calls to businesses or contacts, emails, web surfing, and more.