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Google Releases Chrome 25 Beta

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Introduces web speech API for developers.

Google has released a new beta for its Chrome browser, which introduces a web speech API for developers.

The update will allow users to interact with Chrome by solely utilizing their voice, with Google stressing that there are more possibilities pertaining to voice commands than simply conducting web searches.

The search engine giant believes users can control documents and browser-based game characters through their voice. As well as the new API, Google released a demo that enables users to compose emails by talking into their systems through voice recognition devices.

Other features implemented by the beta includes improvements in managing and securing a user's extensions, improved support for HTML5 time/data inputs, among a batch of additions for developers.

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    calmstateofmind , January 15, 2013 11:09 PM
    But talking is just too much effort...
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    afrobacon , January 16, 2013 12:18 AM
    Talking is one of the most inefficient forms of communication.
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    otacon72 , January 16, 2013 1:13 AM
    25?..lol they will be at 250 in a few weeks.
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    matt_b , January 16, 2013 1:23 AM
    otacon7225?..lol they will be at 250 in a few weeks.

    Yeah, how did we get to 25 already in a couple of years? Do the larger numbers mean more popularity? It seems that it used to mean a new whole version number was for a major change with the tenths spot indicating minor changes. I cannot see Chrome as having 25 major version changes. Maybe people would perceive something like if Firefox was at version 4.6 (mainly numerical in reality) as being way behind in comparison?

    Either way, I guess here's to continued improvement and innovation.
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    dark_wizzie , January 16, 2013 2:34 AM
    Quit crying over version numbers. It's their product, they get to name their versions as they so desire. Who actually mandated that software versions rarely move up 1 whole number on the version number, anyways? Is anybody stupid enough to think Chrome's version is 25 there force is x2.5 better than IE 10? (Yes, but they're stupid.)

    NOW, we can focus on Chrome, whether we like the product itself or not, instead of its version number.
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    fishyfish , January 16, 2013 10:56 AM
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    NOW, we can focus on Chrome, whether we like the product itself or not, instead of its version number.


    Let's focus on it then and ask - will it finally come with option to limit cache size, proper history management (ordering per page etc) and perhaps it won't keep 10 previous versions in chrome folder every time there's some minor update?

    I'd love to get this fixed, Google come on, it's 2013 ..
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    fishyfish , January 16, 2013 10:56 AM
    Quote:
    NOW, we can focus on Chrome, whether we like the product itself or not, instead of its version number.


    Let's focus on it then and ask - will it finally come with option to limit cache size, proper history management (ordering per page etc) and perhaps it won't keep 10 previous versions in chrome folder every time there's some minor update?

    I'd love to get this fixed, Google come on, it's 2013 ..
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