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Google patents new search gesture

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Google patents new search gesture
Google patents new search gesture
Expect mobile searching to get much easier very soon.  Google has been granted patent protection for a new gesture that will allow you to search content on a touchscreen device simply by writing "go" on your device.  The search is initiated by drawing a lowercase g and extending the tail to circle the content you want to search.  Other search engines could be used by drawing an s instead, or w for Wikipedia.  It is a very simple idea, but in a mobile world where cutting, pasting and searching can be cumbersome this could be a real time saver.  Google hasn't commented on it yet, but we'd expect to see it in mobile versions of Chrome in the future.



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