As the rise of Siri and its competitors has shown, voice control has become a huge part of how we interact with mobile devices, VentureBeat reports. So you shouldn’t be too surprised that Google is bringing voice control to the desktop as well. With the latest Chrome beta, Google is giving developers some big new voice-centered tools that will allow them to integrate speech recognition into their web apps. There are a lot of pretty obvious applications for the functionality, which will eventually allow Chrome users to dictate search queries, documents, and other text inputs. While there’s not...

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