We love freedom 1, the freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish. Boost this post to share this freedom! u.fsf.org/3m4

The next release of the real-time, customizable, self-documenting display editor that we all know and love: GNU Emacs 28.1 is here! Check out lists.gnu.org/archive/html/ema to read more about the release and how to download the latest bits.

Hurrah! The latest version of GNU gzip has been released! "Unpack" the release notes for yourself at savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.p ;) #HappyHacking #GNU

Robots are joining the fight against coronavirus in India.

In India, a handful of hospitals are using robots to assist healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.

cnn.com/2020/11/11/tech/robots

Apple won’t give Siri a female-sounding voice by default anymore - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The VergeApple will remove the female voice as the default for its... - theverge.com/2021/3/31/2236050

Virgin Galactic unveils mirror-coated space plane known as 'Spaceship III'.

Virgin Galactic, the space tourism firm that hopes to send its first customers to space next year, unveiled a new spacecraft design on Tuesday. The sleek new space plane has a reflective coating that the company calls "mirror-like," and says will add to space tourists' experience.

cnn.com/2021/03/31/tech/virgin

Silicon Valley is starting to bring workers back to the office.

After years of building huge modern offices and a work culture that many industries have emulated, Silicon Valley was among the first to shutter those offices and go fully remote when the coronavirus pandemic began.

cnn.com/2021/03/31/tech/silico

Apple pushes over 110 manufacturing partners into renewable energy - CNET - The reduction in carbon emissions will be the equivalent of taking more than 3.4 million cars off ... - cnet.com/news/apple-pushes-ove

Distrowatch News: Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 Beta Red Hat has published a beta for the upcoming release of version 8.4. The new beta offers updated development and more useful data visualization tools. The company's release announcement reads: "More powerful data visualization features that can create simpler views of complex system performance data thanks to the.... distrowatch.com/11203

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine highly effective in adolescents - Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeThe Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective in... - theverge.com/2021/3/31/2235988

Package Release: 03/31 qt 6.0.3 Qt: a C++ application framework for writing graphical applications qt-project.org/

Apple Supports Independent Artists With New Investment - The tech giant teams up with artist-services company UnitedMasters, an alternative to the major la... - wsj.com/articles/apple-support #paid

Facebook is giving you more control over what you see in your News Feed - CNET - You'll be able to choose whether content appears chronologically or algorithmically, or whether yo... - cnet.com/news/facebook-is-givi

Package Release: 03/31 curl 7.76.0 cURL: a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax curl.se/

M87's Central Black Hole in Polarized Light

Image Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration; Text: Jayanne English (U. Manitoba)

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210331.ht #APoD

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