Is there any way to enable voice to text (speech recognition) in gmail when using Chrome as a webbrowser? I really like the feature to search at google.com via voice and I'd also love to speak my mails instead of typing. I tried several chrome extensions, e.g. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/speech-recognition-for-gm/ffnepgjlfiinpkplhjmehkdhnaaongdk?hl=d but none worked. I don't know why because the feature would be the same because the voice recognition API obviously already exists; so it should be easy to make it useable in gmail also!? At least from googles point of view... Any ideas?
On Windows and Mac you can use the speech recognition software Dragon NaturallySpeaking (I'm writing this answer with it, as well as all my e-mails, reports, etc., even coding to some extent). On Linux there exist some programs tapping Google's voice technology but I haven't tried it myself.
I have found that some developers use the Google Translate Voice to include it in their games.
Either because they want to call the player by their name or making a piece of code for their game would be too hard. If the Internet is disconnected while you play the Java/Flash game, it's less impressive.
A modder for Half-Life 2 created a mod where all the dialogue for the NPCs was generated by Google Translate.
The Lazy solution is the way to go.