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Chromebooks in Six More Countries; Google Demos Web Speech API using one: silent film

Google released the Web Speech API that brought voice recognition and offer new ways to navigate, search, enter text, and interact with the web–to Chrome browser in more than 30 languages–today, pbulished a new video demonstrating this technology by using an old one: silent film.

“The Peanut Gallery lets you add intertitles to old black-and-white movie clips just by talking out loud while you watch them. Create a film and share it with friends, so they can bring out their inner screenwriters too,” informs Google.

In other Chrome releated news, Chromebooks are now available in six more countries around the world.

“More than 2,000 schools are now using Chromebooks for Education. Chromebooks help educators improve teaching and learning,” writes Google. In addition, Businesses around the world are also using Chromebooks where they need greater security and increased shareability.

Google further notes, that in “the U.S., Samsung Chromebook has been at the top of Amazon’s best-selling laptop list for 149 days,” and since launch in the U.K., “Chromebooks make up more than 10 percent of laptop sales in Currys and PC World stores.”

Chromebooks to businesses and schools from Acer, HP and Samsung will now be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.

In addition, Chromebooks in the U.S. will also be expanding to more than 1,000 Best Buy stores.

Chromebooks for Business and schools expands to six new countries

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