At the start of March, Google quietly updated the beta version of its Chrome browser to include a feature that detects what language a page is written in and offers to auto-translate it for you.

Well, that feature has now been rolled out to the stable Windows channel of the browser, and should roll out to your computer - if you're using Chrome - very shortly. The update also brings a bunch of extra privacy features, including the ability to set how browser cookies, images, pop-ups and even JavaScript and plug-ins are handled on a site-by-site basis. For example, you might block cookies on some sites but not others.

If you'd like to give either feature a try, but you're still using Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari, then head on over to and hit the big "download" button to get the latest version. If you're running a Mac or Linux, however, you'll have to wait a wee bit longer - as development lags a little behind the Windows edition.