“OK Google”

How would you like to search the web from your PC using just a voice command? It’s easy with Google Chrome and a Chrome extension.

If you don’t have it already, download and install the Chrome browser. Then go to extensions and add  Google Voice Search Hotword (Beta). Now when you go to the Google home page (the one that only shows the search box) all you have to do is say “OK Google” and a voice prompt will appear. Speak your query and it does the rest. On some searches, Google will show the answer and give a voice response, like if you ask how far it is to a certain city. On others, it will just find a website that will help.

It would be even better if you could customize the key words. Instead of “OK Google” how about “Hello HAL”. HAL 9000 was the primary antagonist of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

For more information see ‘OK Google’ Voice Search Lands on Chrome

I didn’t let Cyber Monday pass without doing my part to stimulate the economy. I’ve been yearning for a Bluetooth keyboard and had the Logitech K810 on my Amazon wish list but the $73 price tag never budged. Just for giggles, I did a Google search and found it at Best Buy for $49.99 and it wasn’t even on sale. Picked it up at my local store and it works perfectly.

It has the same dimensions as my laptop keyboard but obviously much thinner, comes with illuminated keys and paired with my Lenovo Edge and Nexus 7 within seconds. It also has three dedicated keys that let you switch between devices in a snap.

So far, I highly recommend it.

Tomorrow is the start of the LPGA’s Fifth Sixth Major, the 2013 Q-School. Here are the 1st round pairings.

Here’s last year’s results. Anyone wish to research how they fared over the 2012 season?

Then there was this:

Golf tourism rises in Kenya as diversification pays off – Looks like Obama has a place to play when he goes home.


2 Responses to “OK Google”

  1. Frank Michaels says:

    Some familiar names and past LPGA winners on that Q-School list. Professional golf eats you up and spits you out.

  2. Ozz says:

    Is Jaye Marie Green as good as the scores show?

    Looks like Tiffany Jo has decided to get serious about playing pro-golf, or is it only at Q School when they shine, like many others in the past!

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