Google Voice Search Demo – Found this whilst stumbling today – Google labs have put together a speech recognition device that allows you to search by saying the keywords. Presently the test is driven over the phone with the results provided to you onscreen. However, that’s fairly limited in its usefulness (if I can see the screen, in most cases I can type the keywords – acknowledge that some people with special needs might find it valuable. )
BUT, if they can embed speech capture in the browser, and there’s a good many apps that are starting to do this like yackpack and odeo, then this starts to take on a different dimension give that speech driven UI is most natural interface. Better yet, deliver search over the phone with results delivered as SMS results.
Can conceive of many possibilities with this one.