Raspberry Pi gets true open-source graphics drivers

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The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer that sells for as little as $25 and which can be used for everything from learning to code to surfing the web to operating as a cheap home media center. Since launching 2 years ago, the Raspberry Pi has been popular with open source software enthusiasts, since the […]

Lilbits (11-18-2013): 2 million Raspberry Pis sold

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It took about a year for the Raspberry Pi foundation to sell the first million of its mini-computers. Now, less than two years after the first device rolled off the production lines, 2 million Raspberry Pi devices have been sold. The Raspberry Pi was designed to be a low cost, low-power computer that could run […]

Raspberry Pi: 1.75 million devices sold

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The Raspberry Pi might not be the only game in town anymore when it comes to cheap, developer-friendly, single-board computers. But the little British group that wanted to offer an affordable, low-power device that schools could use to teach kids about computers has managed to sell 1.75 million devices in the past year and a […]

arkOS aims to let anyone host their own cloud with a $35 Raspberry Pi

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Cloud services such as Gmail, SkyDrive, or Google Calendar can be handy. They let you access your data from nearly any device connected to the internet, whether you’re using your work PC, personal laptop, smartphone, or tablet. But relying on someone else’s cloud has its risks. A team called the CitizenWeb Project is developing an […]

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Microsoft unveiled its next-generation Surface tablets this week, including a new Surface 2 with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, Windows RT software, and a $449 price tag. But Asus gave us a good reason not to care about Microsoft’s tablet: The upcoming Asus Transformer Book T100 has an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, up to […]

Lilbits (6-19-2013): Xiaomi’s first tablet

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The folks at Xiaomi got their start by offering custom smartphone ROMs that offered a unique spin on the Android operating system. Since then, the company’s started selling its own phones, as well as set-top-boxes. So what’s next for the Chinese device and software company? Tablets seem like an obvious choice. Here’s a roundup of […]

Ben Heck rips apart a Raspberry Pi to make a handheld game console

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The Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer which you can use as an inexpensive, low-power system for programming, watching videos, playing games, or general-purpose computing. But it might not be tiny enough for some uses — so when hardware hacker Ben Heckendorn decided to build a Gameboy-like handheld gaming console from a RaspBerry Pi, he had […]

NOOBS software to make Raspberry Pi setup easier for… n00bs


The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, hackable mini-computer designed to support open source software and enable students, hackers, and just about anyone to learn to use a computer. But the truth of the matter is that a Raspberry Pi has a steeper learning curve than most computers you walk into a store and buy. It […]

Lilbits (5-28-2013): Acer Bulgari tablet with Retina-like display?

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Higher-than-1080p displays are becoming almost commonplace in Android and iOS tablets and even some Windows notebooks. But what about Windows tablets? It looks like they might be next. There’s a rumor that Acer is getting ready to launch a Windows 8 tablet with an 11.6 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, an Intel Haswell processor, […]

Pidora is Fedora Linux for the Raspberry Pi

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Fedora was one of the first Linux-based operating systems ported to run on the Raspberry Pi $35 computer. Now there’s a remix of Fedora dedicated exclusively tot he Raspberry Pi platform. It’s called Pidora, and you can find download links and instructions at the Pidora website. Update: Unfortunately, the name appears to have a negative […]

Rasberry Pi camera module finally available for about $30

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It’s been about a year since the Raspberry Pi team announced plans to launch a camera module for the tiny computer, and now limited quantities are finally available for purchase. The Raspberry Pi is a small, inexpensive, low-power computer board designed for use in educational environments — and the device has also proved very popular […]

Lilbits (5-09-2013): YouTube launches paid channels


Google is offering a new way for you to watch videos on YouTube — and a new way for publishers to make money. Starting today you can subscribe to premium channels for $0.99 per month and up. Paid channels include kids content such as National Geographic Kids and Jim Henson Family TV, and more adult […]

Lilbits (4-29-2013): Acer’s next Windows 8 tablet?

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Intel’s next-generation Atom chips are expected to start shipping soon, and they’ll likely power the next-generation of low-cost Windows 8 tablets and convertibles. Rumor has it that one of the first could be an Acer tablet called the Acer WT5, a 10 inch tbalet with a 1080P display, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. […]