Amazon Echo: Automate tasks with a talking Raspberry Pi

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Amazon’s Echo is a voice controlled device that you can use to play music, set reminders, get answers to questions and more. It has a microphone array system designed to let Echo hear your voice requests even in a noisy environment. But Echo also comes with a remote control with media playback buttons and a […]

Set up a virtual private network at home with Raspberry Pi

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Want to make it tougher for anyone to track your internet activity? You could pay for a VPN service… or you could build your own. If you have a bit of patience and a Rasberry Pi, the BBC has published a guide for creating your own, personal virtual private network (VPN) to browse the Web […]

Official Rasberry Pi case launches for £6

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an official case for its tiny, inexpensive, low-power computers. You can pick one up from the Raspberry Pi store or retail partners for about £6 in the UK, which is less than $10 US. While that’s pretty cheap for a PC case, it’s also nearly a third the price of […]

Raspberry Pi Model B+ price drops to $25

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation is cutting the price of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ single-board computer. You can now snag one for just $25, which is $10 off the original price. Sure, the news comes a few months after the team launched the much more powerful Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But $25 […]

Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi, Minnowboard Max

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Windows 10 is designed to run across a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, and even holographic computers. It’ll also support extremely low-power devices like the Raspberry Pi 2… and now you can download a preview of Windows 10 for those devices. Just don’t expect to use Windows to turn your Raspberry Pi […]

e-Paper display for Raspberry Pi [crowdfunding]

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The Raspberry Pi is a small, cheap single-board computer designed with tinkering in mind: there are connectors that let you add a range of existing accessories, or which you can use to design your own. Right now on Kickstarter, you can invest in the manufacturing of an e-paper display that is designed specifically to fit […]

Raspberry Pi-powered Slice media player now shipping

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Last summer a team of developers designed a media center called the Slice. It’s basically a low-power living room PC which you can use to play videos, listen to music, stream internet media, and more. Now the first Slice units are ready to ship to backers of the of last year’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The […]

BBC to give a million mini PCs to school kids this fall

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The BBC has announced a plan to distribute a million tiny computers to students starting secondary school this fall. The 11-year-olds will get one of the BBC’s new Micro Bit devices which are designed to help kids learn to code and use technology. The Micro Bit hardware is still under development, but it’s expected to be […]

Raspberry Pi: More than 5 million tiny computers sold

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has sold more than 5 million of its inexpensive little computers since the first units shipped in 2012. For $35 or less, folks can pick up a small, low-power computer with an ARM-based processor and support for a variety of Linux-based operating systems… and that idea has clearly appealed to a […]