Android users are well familiar with the Voice Commands function when googling. Now it has come to the desktop too. What you have to do is simply install this Chrome extension and watch your browser search for you as you speak!
You can grab the extension namely, Voice Search from Chrome Web Store and once it’s installed you can simply use it from search engines like Google(obviously), Wikipedia, DuckDuckGo, Wolfram Alpha, Bing, Yahoo, Youtube and other Google services(Images, videos etc.) For instance if you try to Google, an icon of microphone will appear in the search box. By clicking it, you can activate the voice-guided search. The pop-up that appears, is quite similar to Android’s.
Moreover, you can add your own search engines by heading over to Wrench Icon→Tools→Extensions→Options(Under Voice Search). Note that still it’s in an experimental stage. So there could be situations where you won’t get it working 100% all the time. Try to be speak as clearly as possible and reduce background noises if there’s any.
You can extend its functionality by just clicking the blue microphone icon sitting next to the wrench icon. You’ll get a pop-up if you click it. Now click on the bigger version of the mic icon that appears and tell something like:
This will search Wikipedia for articles that matches “intel“. Likewise, if you want to search for flowers in Google Images, simply say
google images flowers
Besides, for those who use Chrome 9 or higher versions will have to pass the flag “–enable-voice-input” (without quotes) when you open up Chrome(simply add it to the Target field in the desktop shortcut [windows] ). For more info, you can read the extension’s page decription.
All in all, it’s quite fascinating to see how Chrome’s Web Store evolves day-by-day!
Link : Voice Search for Chrome