June 15, 2011

Google brings Voice and Image Search to Desktop


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Yesterday, Google introduced several new features including Voice Search and Image Search. Android-style Voice Search is headed to Chrome which initially, support English only. Chrome users will be able to see a microphone icon on the Search button and can simply click on it and speak their search term.

Joining Voice search, Search by Image feature available at images.google.com. You’ll also see a little camera for the new Search by Image feature. If you click the camera, you can upload any picture or plug in an image URL from the web and ask Google to figure out what it is. The feature will be available in 40 languages and will be supported by both Chrome and Firefox web browsers via extensions.

Google also announced Instant Pages, which promises to speed up browsing by prerendering results. It saves you between two and five seconds on typical searches. But once you’ve picked a result, you click, and then wait again for the page to load—for an average of about five seconds. It will be launched in the next beta version of the Chrome browser or you can try it out now by downloading the latest version that's made primarily for developers.

Source:- Google Blog

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