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Friday’s top tech news: a pair of DIY projects for the weekend

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Upgrading an SSD might not normally be newsworthy, but we’re usually not talking about the difficult-to-obtain components used in Valve’s handheld gaming PC. There’s now an easier way to get your hands on a 2TB SSD upgrade for the Steam Deck thanks to Framework, makers of the excellent repairable laptop of the same name. Compatible SSDs have been tricky to get your hands on, because the specific component size isn’t used in many products with user-upgradable parts.

Or, if you’re looking for a more software-based project, why not try setting up your own Mastodon instance with Cloudflare? It claims that someone who knows what they’re doing could get themselves set up in “minutes.” Meanwhile, over at the other microblogging service, things are somehow getting even more chaotic and petty.

And finally, Chrome’s picture-in-picture mode looks set to get an upgrade in future versions, allowing it to continue to display non-video elements like widgets even when you move away from a specific page. I just really, really hope there are safeguards in place to stop websites abusing the feature like they already do with browser notifications.

For now, here’s a silly tweet to start your day:

Stay tuned, as we continue to update this list with the most important news of today: Friday, February 10th, 2023.