Now Powered by Voice Search

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Saturday, June 1, 2013 is now powered by voice search. If you don't feel like typing in your search term, you can now simply click on the microphone icon and speak your search term. (Not the one on the right, that is just a picture. You need the one in the search box to the left. Don't see it? Read on.)

Of course the big caveat to this is that it is currently only supported by Goolge's Chrome web browser. But it falls off gracefully so the search is still supported in all those other browsers. You just have to do it the old-fashion way – with the keyboard.

The cool thing about this is that it is as easy as adding a single line of code to your search box:

<input type="text" name="q" size="26" x-webkit-speech="true"/> 

Although this is primarily intended for search, we are already scheming of ways to use this technology to allow someone to leave me a "voice mail" on the web page.

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