Web Speech API in Chrome stable release
As I'm not a regular reader of release notes so I tend to miss out on cool feature releases. One recent feature release that I accidently stumled into is the support for web speech API that was added to a recent chrome release. This is yet another feature that will boost the capabilities of web applications.
Implementing it in a web page is extremely easy:
There are quite a few practical implementations such as dictating emails, blog posts, tweets, controlling UI via voice commands and more.