ZDNet: How I installed ChromeOS Flex in 30 minutes

ZDNet: How I installed ChromeOS Flex in 30 minutes. “Before you follow in my tracks, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, moving your PC from Windows, macOS, or whatever to ChromeOS Flex is a one-way trip. Everything — applications, photos of mom, your QuickBooks files — on your old drive is going to get vaporized. If you want to keep anything, back up your important files to another computer, cloud storage, or a Network-Attached Storage (NAS). Otherwise, kiss it all goodbye.”

Rumor: Google Stadia May Be Getting Shut Down (Gamerant)

Gamerant: Rumor: Google Stadia May Be Getting Shut Down. “Google Stadia hasn’t been as successful as the Internet super-giant wanted it to be. While the game streaming service did end up getting its foot in the door for a little while, it hasn’t been making waves since its release, and many have theorized that Google would end up scuttling the service entirely in the relatively near future.”

The Next Web: Here’s how you can help build Ukraine’s drone army

The Next Web: Here’s how you can help build Ukraine’s drone army. “Earlier this month, Ukraine launched a campaign to assemble the world’s first ‘Army of Drones.’ It called on the international community to donate funds towards new drones or to ‘dronate’ their own recreational and commercial drones. That’s because Ukraine’s military doesn’t have an official drone unit, so drones supplied and funded globally will play a critical part in protecting the country against Russian occupation.”

CNET: Google Begins Publicly Testing Its AR Glasses

CNET: Google Begins Publicly Testing Its AR Glasses. “Google’s glasses are AR of a sort, relying on audio assistance that can use built-in cameras to recognize objects in an environment through AI, similar to how Google Lens can recognize objects and text with phone cameras. The glasses will not, however, be able to take photos or videos.”

Hackaday: A Home Made Sewing Machine May Be The Only One

Hackaday: A Home Made Sewing Machine May Be The Only One. “The sewing machine is a tool that many of us will have somewhere around our workshop. Concealed within it lies an intricate and fascinating mechanism. Some of us may have peered inside, but very few indeed of us will have gone to the effort of building our own. In case you had ever wondered whether it was possible, [Fraens] has done just that, with what he claims may be the only entirely homemade sewing machine on the Internet.”

ReviewGeek: New Raspberry Pi Pico W Adds Wi-Fi and Costs $6

ReviewGeek: New Raspberry Pi Pico W Adds Wi-Fi and Costs $6. “Now available for just $6, the Raspberry Pi Pico W uses an Infineon CYW43439 wireless chip for Wi-Fi support. This enables wireless internet support, which is particularly useful for IoT projects. Notably, the CYW43439 chip also supports Bluetooth 5.2 and Bluetooth LE, though these features aren’t enabled at launch.”