'Ok Google' voice activated search arrives on desktop Chrome

By Jos
Nov 27, 2013
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  1. Google voice search has been available through Chrome on the desktop for a while, but now the company is bringing the feature a little closer to parity with mobile by releasing a “hotword” extension that puts the browser in listening...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    It may appeal to some but you'll never catch me speaking to my computer unless I'm busy cussing it. Speaking to a device is something I'll never get used to. firstly, you can't have an intelligent conversation with it (like a lot of people I meet so I should be used to that) and secondly you look like a chump. It can come in handy for mobile devices while you're driving but apart from that I'll stick to what works best for me, a keyboard.
    Chuck Cortes and gcarter like this.
  3. Chuck Cortes

    Chuck Cortes TS Rookie Posts: 53   +13

    I like the idea, it can come in handy in situations where you need to do a quick search and speaking is easier than clicking. I understand your opinion on speaking to devices but with the Xbox One making voice recognition a more common thing in the house and with Android doing the same with their phones and tablets thru Kitkat 4.4, I can see this becoming normal. Specially if you;re a Star Trek fan, like me.
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  4. OK Google... Bangkok Chick Boys!
  5. "Google, show me where your leaders are so that we can arrest them for crimes against humanity."

    I knew there was a good use for Google Maps!
  6. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    I understand your perspective, but sitting in your room and quickly saying, "Ok, google how many inches in a foot", is way easier then typing it. I do agree I is kind of scary and silly like if some one catches ups talking to our PC.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    I suppose if you get used to it and everybody does it you won't feel like such a imbecile. It can be handy as you say but I don't know...

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