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What’s New in Chrome 95, Available Today

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If you feel like the last Google Chrome release just happened, you’re not alone. Version 95 of the popular browser is available starting today on October 19, 2021. This update includes improved security for payments, the ability to save Tab Groups, and more.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/762210/whats-new-in-chrome-95-available-today/
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What’s New in Ubuntu 21.10 ‘Impish Indri’

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Ubuntu 21.10 “Impish Indri” is available as a beta now, and the full release happens October 14, 2021. It features GNOME 40, a new kernel, and updated applications. But with only nine months of support, is it worth upgrading?

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/759471/whats-new-in-ubuntu-21-10-impish-indri/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Dave McKay

How to Roll Back the Kernel in Linux

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If your Linux PC suddenly has issues after an update to your system, it’s possible a Linux kernel update is at fault. Fortunately, rolling back or switching to another kernel is relatively easy to do on Debian, Arch, and Fedora systems. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/740797/how-to-roll-back-the-kernel-in-linux/
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Google Meet is testing live translated captions

Google Meet’s latest beta feature could help make video conferences with foreign clients, partners, students and employees go more smoothly. The tech giant has started testing live translated captions for the program, which is a step up from Meet’s standard live captions. It will initially support meetings conducted in English that it can translate into Spanish, French, Portuguese and German. 

In addition, the feature’s current iteration is only available for meetings organized by Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus and Teaching & Learning Upgrade users. Interested administrators will have to apply for access before the feature appears in their meetings. To enable it, users will have to switch on Captions in Settings and set it to English before toggling on Translated Captions underneath. They can then choose one of the translated language options.

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Google

“Translated captions helps Google Meet video calls to be more global, inclusive and effective by removing language ability as a barrier to collaboration. By helping users consume the content in a preferred language, you can help equalize information sharing, learning, and collaboration, and make sure your meetings are as effective as possible,” Google wrote in its announcement.

The tech giant didn’t say whether it’s working on providing translations for meetings conducted in Spanish, French, Portuguese and German instead. It also didn’t mention a timeline for when the feature will become more widely available — we’ll just have to wait for more announcements in the future.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/google-meet-testing-live-translated-captions-061529164.html?src=rss
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mariella Moon

Snapchat’s new lenses and stickers can teach you basic sign language

Snapchat is rolling out new augmented reality lenses and stickers that can give you cursory lessons on sign language. The company has developed the new features as part of its efforts for the Weak of the Deaf with guidance from its Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing team members. Its new AR Lenses use AI and computer vision technology by SignAll, which can recognize and translate American Sign Language. 

One of the lenses will teach you how to fingerspell, in which you form individual letters with your fingers to spell a word. The other new lenses will teach you how to fingerspell your username, as well as some common words like “love” and “smile.” You can scan the Snapcodes below to access them and then share a clip of you signing on the app.

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Snap

In addition to the new lenses, Snap has also launched new general, Bitmoji and Cameos selfie stickers with common signs. The hope is that these new elements can boost awareness and help more people learn a new way to communicate. Jennica Pounds, a deaf software engineer at Snap who was a key figure in the project said:

“A big motivation for me is my own oldest son, who absolutely loves to talk, but has had a hard time learning ASL. I’m passionate about this technology because I truly believe it’s going to break so many applications wide open. It’s tech like this that will help families like mine communicate and grow together.”

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Snap

Source: https://www.engadget.com/snapchat-lenses-stickers-basic-sign-language-100047839.html?src=rss
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Update Your PC Now to Protect Windows 10 From Internet Explorer

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No, that headline isn’t a joke. Unfortunately, there’s a significant vulnerability that’s actively being exploited in the wild through Internet Explorer and Office, and Microsoft has released a patch to fix it. You need to update your PC to protect it as soon as possible.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/755162/update-your-pc-now-to-protect-windows-10-from-internet-explorer/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Dave LeClair

Twitter’s New Communities Feature Gives Laser-Eyed Bitcoin Bros and Dog Lovers a Space to Talk Among Themselves

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Furthering its quest to suddenly become every other app, Twitter is now introducing Facebook Group/Reddit subreddit-like groups called Communities that revolve around shared interests.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/twitter-s-new-communities-feature-gives-laser-eyed-bitc-1847639004
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What’s New in Chrome 93, Available Today

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Google Chrome marches on with new releases every four weeks. Version 93 of the popular browser includes features for progressive web apps and new theme support for Android 12 devices. Read on to learn more about what 93 brings.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/752242/whats-new-in-chrome-93/
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Your Old PC Might Run Windows 11 After All Thanks to an Official Loophole

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Windows 11 is a mess. What should be an otherwise excellent follow-up to Windows 10 has been marred by Microsoft’s terrible communication about whether you can even upgrade your PC. Now we have some good news. Your old PC can probably upgrade after all. The bad news? You’ll have to use a workaround.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/96218/your-old-pc-might-run-windows-11-after-all-thanks-to-an-official-loophole/
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