Posts Tagged ‘search’

Voice Search from Google

June 29th, 2011


Did you know that now you can talk instead of type to search on

All you need is Google Chrome 11 or higher and a built-in or attached microphone. Of course you will also need to visit the Google home page to perform the search…but that is obvious.

Speaking your search query frees up your hands for other things…such as kneading dough or counting your money. You’ll be able to easily find what you need just with a few words.

Check out Voice Search from Google today.

Google Chrome Browser

Voice Search, Visual Search and Results Prerendering

June 14th, 2011

Google is constantly innovating. Other companies would settle into a nice comfortable niche and start exploiting their customers.

Amplify’d from
Two of the most important Google mobile services: voice search and visual search will now be available from your computer.

Voice search, a feature that’s built into Android, also works in Google Chrome and allows you to search using your voice. Chrome added support for the Speech Input API back in April and it’s the only browser that implemented the API. Right now, Chrome’s speech input feature is only available for English.

While voice search and visual search are useful, the most impressive search feature launched by Google today is Instant Pages. The new feature only works in Chrome 13+ (available in Canary/Dev Channel and soon in beta), but it will radically improve your search experience. Chrome prerenders the top search result if it’s likely that you will select it, so you no longer have to wait for the page to load. You might remember a feature called “prefetching” that was first supported by Firefox. Prerendering is a lot more powerful than prefetching.



WolframAlpha custom query widgets

November 11th, 2010

Create custom widgets based on your search has recently released the beta of their ‘WolframAlpha Widgets‘.

This is a pretty unique service that allows you to create a custom widget based solely upon your WolframAlpha search query. There are already over 2700 widgets created and available in the Widget Gallery. I would definitely suggest searching the gallery before you go through the process of creating your own widget. Someone may have done the work for you.

Steps necessary to create your widget.

TinEye photo widget

July 12th, 2010

TinEye is an awesome ‘Reverse Image’ search engine.

They can locate and deliver images based upon an original image URL supplied by the user.

They also have an embeddable widget that will display a mass of images found for various searches. Each photo has a link to the site where its located as well.

How does TinEye’s reverse image search work?

TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks. TinEye regularly crawls the web for new images, and we also accept contributions of complete online image collections. To date, there are 1,572,822,693 images in our image database.

When you submit an image to be searched, TinEye creates a unique and compact digital signature or ‘fingerprint’ for it, then compares this fingerprint to every other image in our index to retrieve matches. TinEye can even find a partial fingerprint match. Our fingerprinting technologies have been developed by Idée Inc.

TinEye does not typically find similar images (i.e. a different image with the same subject matter); it finds exact matches including those that have been cropped, edited or resized.

Check out TinEye today:

Grab the TinEye widget here:

Website maintained by Happy Shoe Media LLC