Chrome extension uses audio to share URLs




Google has developed an extension for its browser that will make urls such as laptops can share via an audio signal. A user can open as browser pages directly on systems in the area, provided they also run the Chrome extension.

According to Google’s digital communications content sharing with people around the world may have become easier, but sharing it with people directly in neighborhood would be complicated. Tone should solve this.

The extension switches the microphone of a system and sends audio signals to share URLs. This allows users to access sites on multiple systems in the area. Which must be located or within earshot. All the limitations that are present when transmitting signal through crosstalk, are also in Tone applicable, draws to Google. Recipients who have turned Tone receive a notification of the ‘broadcast’, including who sends him. Users must also be logged into their Google account.

Google initially worked with a signal at frequencies that are inaudible to the human ear, but ultimately chose to add an audible based on DTMF codec.


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