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How to use Chrome's coming voice search feature today

Ian Paul | March 5, 2014
Welcome to perceptual computing. Google recently added hands-free voice search to the beta build of the Chrome browser, a new feature that allows you to simply say "Ok Google" and then dictate your search terms to their browser (assuming your PC has a microphone, of course).

Show me a picture of...
Another nice trick is to ask for pictures of something you're searching for, whether it's a new roof rack for your skis, the Eiffel Tower, or pictures of a cat playing with a printer.

Calorie counting
If you're tracking your calories and want to know how many calories are in an egg, orange, or other standard food, Google can deliver that information on demand.

Those are a few of the Google Now-like features you'll find using Google search on your PC. But don't forget you can also use hotword detection for any search you want to carry out on Google. All you have to do is speak clearly into the microphone.

 

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