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Google releases Chrome 25 Beta with Web Speech API

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Google launched Chrome 24 for Windows, Mac, and Linux just last week, and now it has already released Chrome 25 Beta with a Web Speech API.

The Web Speech API will let users have “new, interactive experiences with web apps,” according to the official Google Chrome blog. The JavaScript API will further allow developers to “integrate speech recognition into their web apps.”

Google has pushed voice recognition and dictation on Android devices as of late and is clearly trying to bring desktop capabilities up to speed with today’s Chrome Beta release.

Chrome 25 Beta will also auto-disable some silently added, third-party extensions on Windows, but a notification will allow users to re-enable such extensions.

Download Chrome Beta to give the latest updates a spin. Also, after installing the new beta, check out the Web Speech API demo.

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