Today Google released the beta version of its next Chrome browser update. The beta comes with a Web Speech API that will enable developers to incorporate voice commands for web apps, allowing you to do things like dictate emails. The beta will also automatically disable some extensions on Windows that may have been added by third parties without user permission. You’ll be notified if anything is disabled, and have the option to restore any disabled extensions.
Download Chrome Beta to give these latest enhancements a test drive. If you dig APIs more than chocolate cake you can get more details on the Web Speech API and this Chrome release over on the Chromium blog.