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Google Lens’ new instant translation feature is extremely useful for tourists

Staring at signs while frantically typing words into Google Translate has become part and parcel of traveling for many.

But Google Lens has rolled out a series of new features that is set to make life a little easier for tourists.

With the new Translate filter, travelers can simply point their camera at a selection of text, and it will convert to the language of their choice on the spot.
Although this feature has previously been available on Google Translate for a selection of languages, the lens can now detect over 100, with the translated text conveniently displayed right on top of the original wording.

Source: Google Lens introduces new translation filter

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Speaking 2 languages may have some disadvantages

Advantages of speaking a second language are obvious: easier logistics when traveling, wider access to great literature and, of course, more people to talk with. Some studies have also pointed to the idea that polyglots have stronger executive functioning skills, brain abilities such as switching between tasks and ignoring distractions.

But a large study of bilingual children in the U.S. finds scant evidence of those extra bilingual brain benefits. Bilingual children performed no better in tests measuring such thinking skills than children who knew just one language, researchers report May 20 in Nature Human Behaviour.

Source: Being bilingual is great. But it may not boost some brain functions

The Top 50 Sexiest Accents In The USA – Ranked-

USA sexiest accents: From results of our 1.5million social audience, we have the official ranking of the sexiest – and least sexy – accents in the USA.

Source: The Top 50 Sexiest Accents In The USA – Ranked-

Top 50 Sexiest Accents In The World – #1 NEW ZEALAND

While top rated attractions and beautiful destinations that look great on your Instagram are valid reasons to visit somewhere, what about the people in the countries themselves? More specifically, what about all those sexy accents you can listen to while you travel?

Source: The Top 50 Sexiest Accents In The World – Ranked