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 […]

Raspberry Pi 2 can run Windows 10, Ubuntu Core (and more)

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The new $35 Raspberry Pi 2 mini-computer isn’t just faster than the original model that launched 3 years ago. It’s also more versatile: in addition to supporting Raspbian and other Linux-based operating systems, the single-board computer will also be able to run a version of Windows 10. Later this year Microsoft will offer Windows 10 […]

Raspberry Pi 2 has a quad-core CPU, still costs $35

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The Raspberry Pi changed the way we think about small, cheap computers. The little computer sells for $35 (or less) and while it was originally designed for use in classrooms it’s been a big hit with the DIY community, home media builders, and other enthusiasts. Now the Raspberry Pi Foundation is launching the biggest hardware […]

Lilbits (1-16-2014): Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 incoming

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The Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 is a Windows tablet with a 12.5 inch, high-resolution display, an Intel Core M Broadwell processor, a keyboard dock for use in notebook mode, and a starting price of $699. Asus introduced the Chi T300 at the Consumer Electronics Show, and it’s not available for purchase yet. But documents […]

Raspberry Pi Model A+ has a 40-pin connector, more compact design

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This summer the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched a redesigned version of the low-cost, low-power mini-computer the team first launched two years earlier. The Model B+ had more USB port than the original Model B, a 40-pin connector instead of 26, and a microSD card reader instead of full-sized. Now a Model A+ is on the […]

Raspberry Pi display accessory will let you build a DIY “Pi Pad”

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The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, low-power, low-cost computer that sells for around $35. But while that price gets you a processor, memory, and a few ports you need to supply the display, input device, and even operating system yourself. What’s made the Raspberry Pi special though, has been the community of hardware and software […]

Pi-Top is a 3D printable Raspberry Pi laptop (crowdfunding)

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The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, inexpensive computer that’s small enough to slide into a pocket. But it’s not exactly a mobile device. The $35 computer doesn’t include a keyboard, display or battery. But you can use the Raspberry Pi to build your own laptop. One way to do that is to hook one up […]

Lilbits (9-02-2014): Android One is coming (to India)

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Earlier this summer Google introduced a new initiative called Android One. The idea is to partner with device makers to offer low-cost, high-quality Android phones that run Google approved software. The first Android One devices are expected to be offered in India and they could sell for around $100. Now Google has started sending out […]

Raspberry Pi Model B+ can wear HATs (Hardware Attached on Top)

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The new Raspberry Pi Model B+ may not have a faster processor or more memory than the original Raspberry Pi mini-computers that launched 2 years ago. But it has twice as many USB ports, more GPIO pins, lower power consumption, and other improvements. It can also wear a HAT… which is a new type of […]