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Recent articles by Jon:

You can run Linux on an M1 Mac if you have the patience

Corellium has successfully run Ubuntu Linux on Apple's M1 Macs, although you'll need a USB drive and some know-how to make it work. → Read More

Raspberry Pi Pico is a $4 Arduino alternative

The Raspberry Pi team has released the Pico, a $4 microcontroller that competes with Arduino. → Read More

The UN created a game about protecting the ozone layer

The UN has created a mobile game, 'Reset Earth,' that tasks you with saving the ozone layer. → Read More

Moog app brings the classic Model 15 modular synth to the Mac

Moog has released a Mac version of its Model 15 app, helping you recreate the classic modular synth on your computer. → Read More

Facebook improves AI photo descriptions for the visually impaired

Facebook has detailed how its AI describes photos for the visually impaired, including new tech that offers detailed labels. → Read More

EU fines Valve and major game publishers for geo-blocking titles

The EU has fined Valve and five game publishers $9.4 million for geo-blocking titles in some countries. → Read More

Paramount+ will replace CBS All Access on March 4th

Paramount+, the rebranded and expanded CBS All Access, will launch on March 4th. → Read More

Microsoft teams up with Cruise and GM on self-driving cars

Cruise, GM and Microsoft have entered a partnership to speed up the arrival of self-driving cars. → Read More

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 is a souped-up version of last year's flagship

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 870, a faster 865 Plus chip for phones where the 888 isn't an option. → Read More

Scientists may have found the background ripples of the universe

Scientists have found a strong signal that might represent the universe's background gravitational waves. → Read More

Homebrew Labo kit gives you a full-body 'Mario Kart' workout

An enthusiast has built a Ring Fit kit that gives you a full-body workout while you play 'Mario Kart 8.' → Read More

'Hitman 3' owners won't have to buy earlier games to play their maps

IO Interactive has promised that 'Hitman 3' players won't have to buy the first two games to use their maps, although a solution isn't ready yet. → Read More

Virgin Orbit carries satellites to space for the first time

Virgin Orbit has successfully carried satellites into space for the first time. → Read More

Audi and BMW shut down car subscription programs

Audi and BMW have either ended or paused car subscription programs, suggesting the strategy isn't panning out. → Read More

Signal recovers from a day-long service outage

Signal has recovered after more than a day of service issues due to an influx of WhatsApp users. → Read More

Facebook and Google allegedly cut a deal that reduced ad competition

Leaks have detailed a deal between Facebook and Google that allegedly reduced ad competition between the two companies, raising antitrust concerns. → Read More

Bird's skid detection helps catch reckless scooter riders

Bird has introduced skid detection to catch joyriders who abuse their scooters. → Read More

Facebook temporarily bans ads for gun accessories and military gear

Facebook has paused all ads for gun accessories and military gear in the US through President-elect Biden's inauguration. → Read More

Ford delays some Mustang Mach-E orders over 'quality checks'

Ford has delayed some Mustang Mach-E orders by up to a month over quality checks. → Read More

Biden elevates science advisor to cabinet role for the first time

President-elect Joe Biden has named Eric Lander as OSTP director and presidential science advisor, putting the advisor in the cabinet for the first time. → Read More