Pushing natural user interfaces one step farther, Google today added voice search to its mapping service.
It's an incremental addition to Google Voice Search that the Web search giant announced in June. But the newly announced feature allows users to speak their destinations into a computer's microphone.
The idea is to make it easy to, for example, find a street map for a city that's hard to spell, such as Poughkeepsie, N.Y. And voice search also lets users find routes by saying, for example, "directions from Seattle to Portland."
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