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Google removes offline Gmail from Chrome… for now

Google is killing off support for Google Gears in the Chrome web browser today. The tool was the company’s first attempt at bridging the gap between desktop and web apps by offering offline access for some web applications. But the company plans to make the switch to HTML5 for offline access to Gmail, Google Docs, […]

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Google Chrome web browser now supports speech input using HTML5

Last month Google rolled out a new beta version of the Google Chrome web browser with support for speech input through HTML5, allowing you to use your voice to interact with web pages supporting the new standard. Now Google has moved the feature from the beta channel to the stable channel, which means if you’re […]

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Talk to your browser: Google Chrome 11 beta adds support for speech input

Google has announced that the latest beta version of its Chrome web browser adds support for the HTML5 speech input API. That means developers can write web apps that will convert speech to text, allowing you to interact with a web page by speaking into your computer’s microphone. The technology could let you search a […]

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RIM shows off BlackBerry PlayBook web browser, HTML5, Flash performance

The upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook has a dual core processor and what appear to be pretty powerful multitasking capabilities. But how does it handle everyday tasks like viewing web pages with heavy Flash or HTML5 features? Research in Motion has posted a new video of the PlayBook browser in action and it looks like it can […]