10 Intriguing Product Updates From Google I/O 2013


Upgrades To Search Capabilities

If you find yourself starting conversations with friends by saying, "Okay Google," that will probably be a clue that you've been searching too much. The company is rolling out voice-activated searches for the desktop, as well as for mobile devices. Rather than relying on search terms, the system supports a more conversational question-and-answer format that comes more naturally to spoken interactions, using the phrase "Okay Google" as the spoken trigger to begin a search. This capability is not yet available, but a main stage demonstration of the technology went well.