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More and more people are speaking their computers or mobile devices to search things online or on their hard drives. Voice recognition technology, like Google's Voice Search or Apple's Siri, means our technology is beginning to understand what we are saying. The technology research company Northstar recently conducted Google's Mobile Voice Study and found that voice searches mobile devices have more than doubled the past year. Northstar said that voice search is a lot more popular teenagers than adults. Researchers interviewed 1,400 Americans. They found that 55 per cent teens use voice search least once a day, compared 41 per cent adults.

Google's Vice President Conversational Search explained how important voice search is becoming. He said: "Voice search is a key feature the Google app that's becoming ever more important as people spend more time their mobile phones." The research found that many teenagers thought voice search was a normal part technology, whereas adults said it made them feel "tech savvy". Both teens and adults used voice search to multi-task while watching TV or cooking. Researchers said people used voice search different purposes. One important use teens was to study. Almost one-third the 13-18-year-olds surveyed said they ask their phones answers their homework.

 
 

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