Daily: 28th April 2011

28 April, 2011 at 00:07 (GMT+01:00)

By Mr C.

Google updated their Chrome web browser on Wednesday including a long awaited feature (by myself at least) that converts the spoken word into text. This one fantastic feature might just revolutionise the conversation on Sidepodcast. Maybe.

Free speech

There may well come a day when online conversation amongst F1 fans requires nothing more than to speak aloud, as your thoughts are magically transformed into words before your very eyes. Just in case that day ever presents itself we ought be prepared.

The Sidepodcast playground now includes a new speech-to-text page solely for the purposes of testing such witchcraft. You will need the very, very latest version of Google Chome to take it for a spin. If you need a bit of help figuring it all out, Giggles has created a handy guide video just for you.

Free cake

Speaking of Giggles, the man himself was a bit too tired to write today's daily post after spending a day doing manly things, like lifting and carrying and driving a white van round in circles. I am assured this is tiring stuff. In return for shying away from welcoming in Thursday with the rest of us, the man has kindly offered to send cake to the most deserving person of the day - he's lovely like that.

So, if you are a deserving recipient of cake on this fine Thursday, or you know someone who is, let us know in the comments. Giggles will be sending the most deserving individual cake (and he will send it, trust me).

Free falling

There was some F1 news yesterday, and F1 Minute has you covered on that score. Meanwhile Steve Lovell turned the tables on us and interviewed Christine and myself, for a Radio 4 bound dissertation. Do be sure to check out both of those audio shows, there will be questions later.

That'll just about wrap up this free-form daily, I'll shall leave you with the wise, yet badly transcribed, words of Google Chrome:

  • how do you in the commons
  • rofe you in love comments
  • I love you in the cullens
  • I'll see you in my comments

Ahh, you know what I'm trying to say.

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