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It’s a non-stop browser war with Firefox and Chrome. We recently reported about the changes in Google Chrome 10, and we told you about Firefox 4, but Google wouldn’t let Firefox have all the attention yesterday. The company pushed its Chrome 11 beta yesterday afternoon.

There will be a few changes, including a new, flatter icon, but the biggest thing is the added support for the HTML5 speech input API. It will allow you to talk to your computer and have Chrome interpret it. We saw this back in August with updates to Google Voice for Android devices. Voice Actions allowed you to dictate text messages and e-mails, set a wake-up alarm time, view a map, write a note to yourself, go to a website, and so on, all by the use of your voice.
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"Hey son, what are you doing?"

"nothing, just talking to my screen"

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Meh, it's a gimmick. I remember using a dicatation word processor back in the mid-late 90s, and it was rubbish. I had another go around 2000, it only wanted 10-15 minutes of training, but was no more accurate. Plus it was slower than typing (I type reasonably quickly).

Touchscreen > Voice control
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Although i don't think it'll be used very widely unless they have a good voice recognition system. having extra features isn't unwelcome (unless it makes things slower when it's off, which i doubt.)
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How many teens are going to be shouting "porn" at their PC??
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How many teens are going to be shouting "porn" at their PC??
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Meh, it's a gimmick. I remember using a dicatation word processor back in the mid-late 90s, and it was rubbish. I had another go around 2000, it only wanted 10-15 minutes of training, but was no more accurate. Plus it was slower than typing (I type reasonably quickly).

Touchscreen > Voice control
That was the 90's. The technology has matured greatly since then.
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I personally think it's a useless feature in a web browser.
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I think it's a great idea for the mobile market, oh hell yes!

They already have many phone systems at companies that require you to speak in order to interact with the phone system, this is only going to make it more plausible for people to surf/search the Internet without having to type on those little bitty phones! Woot!
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Before anyone (else) says this is useless, I want to point out not everyone is a master at typing or has 2 hands even. Think before you speak.
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