Google's deep sea search tests: photos

Google's deep sea search tests: photos

Summary: Google recently asked several members of its Chrome team to go on a search under the sea, not for the lost city of Atlantis, but for things like currency conversions, weather forecasts and the answer to life and the universe. We take a look into Google Australia's underwater tests of Google Voice Search.


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    Google Australia engineers Noel Gordon and Alice Boxhall travelled to the Great Barrier Reef, armed with notebooks and their Android-powered Sony Ericsson Experia smartphone to see if they could get search terms working underwater. The handset is mounted on a retort stand and held firmly in place by the clips...

  • (Credit: Google Australia)

    ...while a transducer relays the voice of a diver looking for a coffee shop, for example. I know I often struggle while diving to get a decent latte.

Topics: Google, Mobility, Travel Tech

Luke Hopewell

About Luke Hopewell

A fresh recruit onto the tech journalism battlefield, Luke Hopewell is eager to see some action. After a tour of duty in the belly of the Telstra beast, he is keen to report big stories on the enterprise beat. Drawing on past experience in radio, print and magazine, he plans to ask all the tough questions you want answered.

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