Google Chrome 11: Speak, Convert to text & Translate!

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Google Chrome 11
California, Apr 30: How many times you got pissed off by continuous typing on your computers? It would be interesting if we can convert our speeches to text format. Here comes the new Google tool that makes it possible. Google announced the launch of speech to text translation on its popular web browser, Google Chrome.

The new HTML feature on Google Chrome can convert the users' speech to text format. Moreover, with this new feature, users can also translate their speech to other languages using Google Translate.

"Using Chrome, you can now translate what you say into other languages with Google Translate. Speech input through HTML is one of many new web technologies in the browser that help make innovative and useful web applications like Google Translate"s speech feature possible," Google said in Chrome blog.

To use this new feature, users have to upgrade to the new Google Chrome 11 and also have a microphone installed on their computers to input the audio. Through the microphone, users can record their speech and get converted into text version.

Also, using the Text-to-speech feature, users can convert it to other languages. Users can opt for a written translation or choose to hear the translation spoken back to them as well.

Additionally, the search engine giant Google announced to pay $16,500 in reward to developers who could patch up the reported bugs on Google Chrome.

"The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the arrival of Chrome 11.0.696.57 to the Stable Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. Chrome 11 contains some really great improvements including speech input through HTML," the Chrome blog reads.

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