Google announces a vague plan to provide Android users with more privacy through ad tracking technology… but unlike Apple, which has essentially made tracking an opt-in experience on iOS, Google is trying to find a solution. way to offer Following privacy without completely gutting the advertising model that accounts for most of the company’s profits. We’ll see how it goes.
In other recent tech news across the web, with the Steam Deck portable gaming PC set to start shipping in less than two weeks, Valve continues to improve its Proton software which enables many Windows PC games to run on Linux. Nintendo, meanwhile, is showing one downside to internet-connected game consoles: the company is shutting down its eShop for the Wii U and 3DS next year, and those are the alone ways to buy classic games for these consoles, which will make the company’s older consoles a little less useful in the future. And an intriguing home computer recently appeared in an unusual place: the /r/woodworking subreddit.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news on the web:
This three-screen Raspberry Pi kids PC packs a lot of tech into a custom walnut case [Hackster.io]
This custom computer is actually made up of three Raspberry Pi systems, each powering its own display and positioned in a custom walnut case complete with keyboard, number pad, and speakers. Redditor /u/mw33212 says they designed the system as their son’s first computer. You can find more photos as well as additional details about the project in a reddit post.
DAY BLUE ROOT [FanlessTech]
The Bleu Jour Root is a compact fanless PC powered by an AMD Ryen Embedded processor with prices starting at 650 euros and supporting up to Ryzen Embedded V2718, 32 GB of RAM and a 2 TB SSD.
Valve’s Proton 7.0 brings more Windows games to Linux [Proton / GitHub]
Valve releases proton 7.0 with support for more than 20 additional Windows games on Linux, support for Epic’s EasyAntiCheat DRM, local decoding of H264 videos, as well as numerous bug fixes and other improvements.
Nintendo closing 3DS and Wii U stores in 2023, ‘not planning to offer classic content any other way’ [Kotaku]
Nintendo is closing its eShop for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on May 23, 2022. This means you won’t be able to buy content or download free content like game demos, but you can still re-download games and get updates. software…for a while. More details are available in Nintendo’s announcement.
Introducing Sandbox Privacy on Android [Google]
While Apple has essentially made user tracking for advertising purposes an opt-in feature on iPhones, Google says its Privacy Sandbox initiative for Android will explore ways to increase user privacy while continuing to support advertising technologies.