Google Chrome 11 adds text-to-speech, 3D CSS

By on March 24, 2011
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Talking to your computer? It will be normal soon.

Google has announced two new features that it plans to add in the beta builds of its Chrome 11 web browser. One of them is HTML speech-to-input. According to Google, this is how it will work: “When a web page uses this feature, you simply click on an icon and then speak into your computer’s microphone. The recorded audio is sent to speech servers for transcription, after which the text is typed out for you.”

So if you have ever been caught speaking to your computer, now it will be a natural thing to do. The second feature that Google touts is the additional of 3D CSS, which allow developers to add “slick 3D effects” onto webpages using CSS.

Also, the beta builds will feature Chrome’s new simplistic logo, which does away with the glossy plastic and brings in the matte finish.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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