Google Chrome 27 – now with added voice searching

The new Chrome v27 went live today with a new voice search capability using the HTML5 media capabilities the browser asks to use my microphone and when it does it allows you to speak your query rather than type it.

It is similar to the capability which has been in Android Jelly Bean 4.2 for a while now which I find very useful and I am becoming more reliant on it – we still have some accent issue to get over though.

Below is a quick video demonstrating that it still has some hurdles to get over and some interesting results 🙂

Kinda my point in highlighting this is really to illustrate the HTML5 media capabilities and where the browser is going. The ability to turn speech into text is not new – but to integrate it with our web applications is…

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