If you’ve tried out a couple of new experiments in the past using Google Chrome Beta, then you might as well check out these newly-released experiments today. The latest Chrome Beta release now allows beta testers to access their camera and microphone within the browser, without installing any plug-ins. Google touts the capability of its getUserMedia API for WebRTC, which is a new real-time communications standard that allows high-quality video and audio communication on the web. With getUserMedia API, cool Google Chrome experiences such as Stinkdigital’s Magic Xylophone are made possible.
Magic Xylophone lets users play a mini xylophone on top of the browser by simply waving their hands in front of the camera. Today’s release also brings a newly improved printing experience for Google Cloud Print. “Now your printers in Google Cloud Print are integrated right into Chrome’s print dialog, so you can easily print to your Cloud Ready printer, Google Drive, Chrome on your mobile device, or one of over 1,800 FedEx Offices,” Google said. In case you aren’t familiar with Google Cloud Print, it’s actually a new technology that connects multiple printers to the web, allowing users to print from anywhere. You can download Google Chrome Beta here.