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Google Skips Chrome 82, Resumes Stable Releases
Google is on track to resume the roll-out of stable Chrome releases next week, but says it will skip one version of the browser.
Last week, the Internet search giant said it was pausing upcoming releases of the browser, following an adjusted work schedule due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and that both Chrome and Chrome OS releases would be affected.
At the time, the company revealed it would focus on the stability and security of releases, and that it would prioritize security updates for Chrome 80.
Now, Google says it is ready to resume pushing releases to the Stable channel as soon as the next week, with security and critical fixes meant for version 80 of the browser.
Moving forth, the company is planning the release of Chrome 81 in early April, but says it would then jump directly to Chrome 83, which is set to arrive in mid-May, thus skipping Chrome 82.
"M83 will be released three weeks earlier than previously planned and will include all M82 work as we cancelled the M82 release (all channels)," Google said.
This week, the company will resume the Canary, Dev and Beta channels, with Chrome 83 moving to Dev.
"We continue to closely monitor that Chrome and Chrome OS are stable, secure, and work reliably. We'll keep everyone informed of any changes on our schedule," the Internet giant said.
The company hasn't shared any details on when Chrome 84 releases would start arriving, but said it would provide the information in a future update.
Following Google's announcement last week, Microsoft said it would pause stable Edge releases, to align with the Chromium Project. Today, the Redmond-based tech company announced that Edge build 83.0.461.1 was released to the Dev channel.
"As you can see, this is the first update from major version 83. This is a slight deviation from our normal schedule due to current events," Microsoft says, adding that version 81 is heading for the Stable channel soon.
NextVR has been partnering with the NBA to livesream games for the last two years , and now it's going to cover the upcoming Finals. After each game, the service will upload free-to-watch highlights in a new high-resolution format to its dedicated NextVR app, which works with most virtual reality headsets. Those with higher-end VR gear like the HTC Vive Pro will be able to fully appreciate the higher-resolution format, according to a press release. The company's partnership with the NBA continues to be the only regular VR sports programming across all mainstream American sports (along with the occasional golf tournament ). via Engadget RSS Feed https://ift.tt/2JmjptE If New feed item from http://www.engadget.com/rss-full.xml , t
ASUS is moving further into the cryptocurrency hardware market with a motherboard that can support up to 20 graphics cards, which are typically used for mining . The H370 Mining Master uses PCIe-over-USB ports for what ASUS says is sturdier, simpler connectivity than other mining-focused motherboards. You can manage each port and graphics card with on-board diagnostics. One feature scans your system when you boot up to determine the status of each port, while there are onboard LEDs that signify a problem with components such as memory or the processor (there's space for an Intel 8th-gen Core CPU ). ASUS has added some other features to optimize mining as well. The H370 Mining Master follows last year's B250 Mining Expert, which had room for 19 CPUs via PCIe ports. ASUS says that board had far more sales than it expected, which prompted the company to keep t
I've been a big fan of Botnik Studios , the comedy group responsible for internet gems like the neural network-generated Coachella lineup poster containing bands like "Billions of Mario." They've been putting out consistently great parodies of Scrubs scripts , ads for beef , and handsome names for boats , each of them made using a predictive text keyboard. I was curious about what exactly this meant and how I, too, could utilize AI to create viral hits, so I called up Botnik Studios CEO and former Clickhole writer Jamie Brew to explain in the video above. Botnik has a browser-based Predictive Writer that you can load up with "voices", hence its name, Voicebox. It works in a similar way to your phone's predictive text, by suggesting a group... Continue reading… via The Verge - Tech Posts https://ift.tt/2LaYqr4