You can now talk to Google.
An upgrade to Google Chrome was announced last week which would allow you to carry on a conversation (albeit a fairly one-sided and demanding one) with your desktop search box.
Unveiling the idea at its annual I/O press conference, the search giant demoed how you would soon be able to ask a question with your voice - say, "who is David Cameron?" and then go on to ask "how tall is he?" without repeating the subject. A whole string of these 'natural' search terms can be used in a row without having to repeat yourself.
And now it's live.
In a new update to Google's Chrome browser (version 27) the new conversational tool has been finally switched on for desktop users.
To get it you just have to restart Chrome - it should handle the upgrade automatically.
Then head to Google.com, click the microphone in the search box and start chatting away.
Unfortunately the service seems a bit spotty at the moment - launch jitters, we gather. But as long as you work alone (or can take the mockery of your co-workers or family) then it should prove a welcome new way to check how tall the members of the Coalition cabinet really are.