Google Voice Search

I just spent about five minutes giving Google’s new voice search feature a trial run. If you go to you see a small grey microphone in the search box:

Google's Voice Search
Google's Voice Search








If you click the microphone icon, and your microphone is working (on your phone, laptop or PC), you’ll get a prompt that says “speak now” with a little volume indicator.

After you stop speaking for about two seconds, Google will convert your spoken word into a text search query and return the results. It works really well for common words… however, I tried “Dan Soschin” several times and got “dance ocean” and “dance solutions”… I tried “Daniel Soschin” and still had no luck. So much for having a unique last name!

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