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With Google's New "Handwrite," The Whole Screen Is Your Keyboard

Steven Blum
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Google has just introduced a new feature for those of you who don't want to be confined to a tiny keyboard. Now, whenever your hands are too busy to type on a keyboard, or you'd like a bit more room to search, you can draw words across the Google Search page. The new feature is called Handwrite and is easily activated on your smartphone or tablet via the "settings" link at the bottom of the Google search page.

As you can see in the video below, Handwrite will also predict the word you're trying to draw, so you don't have to worry about trying to spell everything out on screen using just your philanges. I can't see this feature being incredibly useful, unless (like the lady in the promo video), you're on a treadmill or otherwise occupied with your other hand. Like, driving? I guess?

I tested the feature out a few minutes ago and I found it fun, but I'm not sure I'd use it every day. Will you?

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  • reuben umalla jr Jul 27, 2012 Link

    hehe

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  • Steven Blum Jul 27, 2012 Link

    what, the "one hand" thing? get your mind out of the gutter!

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  • vena Aug 29, 2012 Link

    HELLO MY DEAR NICE MEETING YOU.
    HOW ARE YOU, OVER THERE IN YOUR COUNTRY HOPE FINE.GLORY BE TO GOD.
    MY NAME IS MISS VENA. I AM LOOKING FOR HONEST GENTLE FRIEND AND I FOUND YOU ON AND I AM INTERESTED IN MAKING FRIEND WITH YOU...THE LAMP OF FRIENDSHIP ALWAYS BURNS WITH THE OIL OF LOVE.
    FOR MORE INTRODUCTION PLEASE REPLY ME TO MY PRIVATE E- MAIL BOX. (vena2js@yahoo.com) AND I WILL SEND YOU MY PICTURE FOR YOU TO KNOW WHAT I LOOK LIKE. HOPING TO HEAR FROM YOU WITH LOTS OF LOVE. I AM WAITING TO SEE YOUR MAIL IN MY PRIVATE EMAIL BOX. (vena2js@yahoo.com)

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