Google brings Android’s voice search hot word feature to the desktop. OK, Google.
Google has launched the Google Voice Search Hotword extension for Chrome. The extension allows you to initiate a voice search without ever having to touch a mouse or keyboard on Chrome for the desktop and Chromebook. To start a search simply speak the phrase, “OK, Google” and the browser will start listening for further voice command. This is the latest feature to be moved across from Google’s mobile operating system, Android.
So, how would this work in the classroom? It’s easy to imagine a student shouting, “OK, Google. Porn” in the middle of a classroom and 30 desktops initiating a search, so this might not be appropriate in all situations. But it could have interesting applications for students with learning difficulties or those who find typing difficult. Having voice search Google built into both desktop and mobile devices is extremely compelling.
You can enable voice search by installing the Google Voice Search extension from the Chrome Web Store. At the moment it only works in the US, but support for other countries will be coming soon.
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