Google incorporates 'Ok Google' voice search into PC version of Chrome

The Android OS maker has released Chrome 34 beta which brings hands-free �"Ok Google” voice search and stability improvements to the desktop.

By Silky Malhotra Published Date
28 - Feb - 2014
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28 - Feb - 2014
Google incorporates 'Ok Google' voice search into PC version of C...

Google has released Chrome 34 beta for Windows, Mac, and Linux OS. The new version includes hands-free Google Voice Search that Android users have been enjoying for some time now.

The new feature can be used by openning a new tab or visiting in Chrome and then saying “Ok Google,” to start the voice search. The feature is being rolled out to US English users on all three desktop platforms “over the next few days.” The internet giant says that the support for additional languages and Chrome OS is also “coming soon.”

Before using the new voice feature, users need to enable the new feature by visiting and clicking on the microphone icon. Then a user needs to press 'Enable Ok Google'. Google gives three examples of what users can do: perform searches like (Ok Google, how many ounces are in a cup?), even set a timer as well as create a reminder for Google Now.

Google has also announced that the latest Chrome browser in beta has a feature called "supervised users," which lets a user add other users to one Google account. The account holder can add and supervise multiple users on multiple devices.

The manager controls permissions for each family member in the group and can block or allow other users as well. Permissions can be synced across devices by Importing a supervised user.

Google is hosting the Pwnium 4 at CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver in March and offers more than $2.7 million in rewards this year. Google offers $110,000 for each "browser or system-level compromise in guest mode or as a logged-in user, delivered via a web page." The company will also offer $150,000 to anyone who can "compromise with device persistence: guest to guest with interim reboot, delivered via a web page." There will also be bonuses for impressive hacks, adds Google.

Source: Chrome Blog