Tell me if this sounds familiar. You're arguing with a friend over text message or a voice call and then one of you busts out a Google search to put an end to the disagreement once and for all. It has happened to all of us, and Google knows it. That's why the company filed a patent on technology that could bring an end to those confrontations even quicker by letting you search for the right answer from within your conversation.
In a patent awarded May 12, Google outlined a system for getting search results without having to leave a voice, instant message or text message conversation. The patent calls for a piece of software that could be incorporated into a messaging program that would allow users to query Google’s search engine in the same way as responding to the person they’re talking to.
The patent explains that two people could use the term "FindEZ" within the conversation to prompt a Google search. So, you and friend might be arguing about who the 23rd president was and all you'd have to do is text "FindEZ" to find out for sure. The software would respond "Benjamin Harrison" right within your conversation so both of you could see the answer.