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70 things to try with Google's Android 4.1 Voice Search

JR Raphael | Aug. 10, 2012
Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean release is chock full of sweet features. Perhaps the most attention-grabbing addition of all, though, is a scrumptious little thing called Voice Search.

"Navigate to 123 South Main Street"

"Take me to Bank of America by foot"

"Where is the nearest Burger King?"

"Go to Wal-Mart with public transportation" [Not recommended]


Voice Search can snag you all sorts of info about famous people. Try queries like these to get quick and easy answers:

"Who founded PayPal?"

"Who directed The Dark Knight Rises?"

"Who's in the cast of 'Scrubs'?"

"Where did Jerry Seinfeld go to college?"

"Where was Jimmy Fallon born?"

"How much is Mark Zuckerberg worth?"

"When did John Lennon die?"

"How did John Lennon die?"

"What was Marilyn Monroe's real name?"

"What movies has Scarlett Johansson been in?"

"How tall is Scarlett Johansson?"

"How old is Scarlett Johansson?"

"Why is JR Raphael so obsessed with Scarlett Johansson?"

(Note: That last one may or may not work.)


When you want to see photos of something fast, Voice Search is a fine place to turn. Just tell it what you want to see -- photos of the Statue of Liberty, or, I don't know, Scarlett Johansson -- and it'll get you a collection of images faster than you can say "sad, sad Siri."


Still itching for more Voice Search action? Try variations on some of these questions:

"What's the definition of 'taco'?"

"What are some synonyms for 'smelly'?"

"Who's the CEO of General Electric?"

"Who is Marissa Mayer married to?"

"Who wrote The Fires of Heaven?"

"What are the dimensions of 'Starry Night'?"

"When was the first episode of 'Cheers'?"

"What's the theme song to 'Friends'?"

"How long is The Dark Knight Rises?"

"What is area code 323?"

"How long is the Golden Gate Bridge?"

"What's the height requirement for the 'Incredible Hulk' roller coaster?"

"What's the slogan of HP?"

"How far away is the moon?"

"What's the temperature of the sun?"

"What's the loneliest number?"

"What's the answer to life, the universe, and everything?"

If that last one doesn't cover all the bases, I don't know what does.


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