Google Labs Closing (Not Gmail or Maps Labs)

In a post just today Google announced it will be closing Google Labs [Google Labs website]. Some current labs projects will vanish and some will be incorporated into applicable places in “googledom”. Says Google:

In many cases, this will mean ending Labs experiments—in others we’ll incorporate Labs products and technologies into different product areas. And many of the Labs products that are Android apps today will continue to be available on Android Market. We’ll update you on our progress via the Google Labs website.

– GOOGLE POST: More wood behind fewer arrows

Google Voice Search, Search by Images and Instant Pages

Google just launched a new website about Google called Inside Search, designed to inform you about the different features and usefulness of Google Search. Who would want to know more about Google, we already know about it. Right? Aside from new features, Google’s post points out …

Whether you’re a beginner to web search or a search master, you’ll find all the search shortcuts you need under the Features section of the site. For example, most people don’t realize that the Google search box is a calculator, a world clock and a unit converter.

SEARCH GOOGLE BY TALKING

Have you noticed the small microphone inside the Google Search box? Now, if you have a microphone, you can search Google by talking. Just click the microphone icon and if a micorophone is found on your computer you can just say your search phrase. Its a lot faster to say than it is to type many search phrases.