Google has just enabled no-click voice search in its latest Chrome update. Now anybody can search without typing. Just open a new Chrome tab and say "OK Google" (after enabling the feature in the Privacy settings). Once this catches on, you won't look nearly like such a lunatic. » 5/22/14 4:23pm 5/22/14 4:23pm

Chrome Is Finally Getting Hands-Free "Ok Google" Search

Even if your family gets bored and stops listening to you this Thanksgiving, at least your computer will still have open ears. Just in time for the holidays, Google has officially released voice recognition for Chrome browsers in the form of a Chrome extension. » 11/26/13 4:32pm 11/26/13 4:32pm

How to Get the Best Features of Android KitKat Now

Android KitKat was just announced yesterday, and both carriers and manufacturers are already promising to roll it out as soon as possible. You don't have to sit around and wait though, you can get some of KitKat's newest and best features for the phone you already have, right now. Here's how. » 11/01/13 11:57am 11/01/13 11:57am

Google Search Can Now Answer Questions About Your Specific Life

Between the always-listening Moto X and the promise of conversational search, it's pretty clear that Google's ultimate goal is to become your very own, sci-fi, voice controlled personal assistant. And the new features Google's adding to search are bringing us even closer. » 8/14/13 2:39pm 8/14/13 2:39pm

Google Just Beat Siri to TV Voice Search

Google TV is getting voice search. And that's pretty awesome because some of us get violently angry at scrolling through pages and pages of a guide. » 11/14/12 9:30am 11/14/12 9:30am

Dragon Go! Brings Voice Search to the iPhone

Dragon Go! is a new mobile app that brings Nuance-quality voice search to the iPhone. You can search Google, Wikipedia, Yelp, YouTube and more without typing a single letter on your keyboard. » 7/14/11 1:54am 7/14/11 1:54am

Google's One-Button Voice Actions For Android 2.2

The new Voice Search application on Android, starting today, lets you do tasks with just the voice search button and speaking what you want to do. The first example: texting a person by saying their name and the message. » 8/12/10 1:21pm 8/12/10 1:21pm

Why Apple Just Snapped Up Siri, a Voice Search Company

Apple just dumped a truckload of money at the doorstep of Siri, a startup you've probably never heard of, which makes a voice search iPhone app you've probably never used. Why? The answer, as usual, has to do with Google. » 4/28/10 2:00pm 4/28/10 2:00pm

Google's iPhone Voice Search Mobile App Now Available

That Google Mobile for iPhone » 11/17/08 9:28pm 11/17/08 9:28pm with talky talky search action is now up. Our own impressions of it are good. When you're not in a noisy place (or another phone is ringing in the background) it can pretty much translate anything you say into a meaningful phrase. "Gizmodo" was understood, surprisingly, as was "bear…

Even Google Gets Shafted By Apple's Ridiculous App-Approval Process

So you'd think a company like Google would probably have a free line-jumping pass when it comes to getting its iPhone apps approved for the App Store by Apple? Especially when the app in question is as cool-looking as the voice search app » 11/16/08 7:00pm 11/16/08 7:00pm we got a look at Friday but has yet to hit the store? Well, sadly, you'd be…