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Another new feature that is a part of Chrome 7 is the ability to talk into the browser. This would be useful for Google’s voice search technology just like what is available for smartphones. For the time being we’ll have to suffice with a demo by developer Jeremy Selier, which uses the Google Translate API to convert spoken English into French text.
You don’t even have to use a command line switch for this one. Just make sure that you have the most recent version of Chromium downloaded (the speech attribute demo only works on Windows and Mac). Then head over to Selier’s demo page hosted by AppEngine.
The demo can take spoken language in English and convert it into French. There are a number of uses for something like this, and having speech in the browser will make for some intriguing web applications down the road.