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  • Putting the Wolfram Language (and Mathematica) on Every Raspberry Pi

    11/24/2013 11:29:50 PM PST · by Bobalu · 6 replies
    Stephen Wolfram Blog ^ | November 21, 2013 | Stephen Wolfram
    Last week I wrote about our large-scale plan to use new technology we’re building to inject sophisticated computation and knowledge into everything. Today I’m pleased to announce a step in that direction: working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, effective immediately there’s a pilot release of the Wolfram Language—as well as Mathematica—that will soon be bundled as part of the standard system software for every Raspberry Pi computer.
  • Intel IDF13: Quark family SoC one fifth of Atom

    09/11/2013 12:25:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 19:36 | Written by Fuad Abazovic
    IDF 2013: One tenth of power Intel has just announced Quark, a new SoC family that is just one fifth of Atom in size and uses one tenth of the power. This subatomic chip is intended for ubiquitous computing, from watches to washing machines and many medical devices that people can wear. Essentially companies such Intel wants to have as many computers possible in just about anything including headlights in your car. It creates new market and expands existing ones, hence all that hype about the internet of things.This might be Intel’s solution to a wearable computing like smart glasses,...
  • Intel Ships its First Open-Source $199 PC

    08/12/2013 11:49:12 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Tomshardware - Source: MinnowBoard ^ | August 1, 2013 2:00 PM | Kevin Parrish
    The MinnowBoard community website reports that Intel is now shipping its MinnowBoard bare-bones PC. It's a bit heftier in price than the Raspberry Pi, costing $199 USD, and can be purchased at Digi-Key, Farnell, Mouser Electronics and Newark. Additional outlets will be added soon. Intel's MinnowBoard sports an Atom E640 SoC clocked at 1 GHz, integrated GMA 600 graphics, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, and 4 MB of SPI flash for system firmware memory. The I/O portion contains one microSD card slot, one SATA 2 (3 Gb/s) port, two USB host ports, one microUSB-B port, a serial (UART 0)...
  • Raspberry Pi mini computer becomes a tech playground

    03/08/2013 10:05:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies
    OC Register ^ | March 7, 2013 Updated: March 8, 2013 8:55 a.m. | IAN HAMILTON / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
    <p>The bare-bones $35 computer by a Broadcom engineer teaches programming skills to children.</p> <p>Broadcom engineer Eben Upton started a foundation with a simple goal: to make and sell an inexpensive computer that could help teach children computer programming.</p> <p>The result: Upton created the Raspberry Pi, a $35 computer slightly larger than an Altoids tin that's like a blank slate for tech enthusiasts.</p>
  • Raspberry Pi gets its own app store

    12/18/2012 8:28:21 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Monday, 17 December 2012 15:19 | Slobodan Simic
    Raspberry Pi is quite a popular little fellow and has finally got its own app store, the Pi Store. The new store can be reached via the web or via the standalone app and gives developers and programers a unique place to offer their apps out to the world. The new Pi Store offers developers a choice to either charge for their apps, or give them for free with a tip jar option in case you want to push some funding into dev that you like. Currently, or to be precise at launch, there are only 23 free titles...
  • RISC OS for Raspberry Pi - Archimedes reborn

    11/22/2012 10:07:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    hexus.net ^ | 7 November 2012, 18:00 | Mark Tyson
    The Acorn Archimedes range of computers was moderately popular, especially in schools, around the time of the Atari ST and Amiga home computer reign. However these ARM powered computers were quite a lot more expensive than those 16-bit favourites, also no killer app(s) to entice people to move over to the platform left Acorn Archimedes owners to remain a minority. Most 16-bit friends I remember moved to the PC because of Doom, flight simulators and Word. More arty types gravitated to the Apple Mac with its Quark Xpress and Pagemaker and sometimes played Myst. Determined not to follow the pack,...
  • 64 Raspberry Pis + Legos = Supercomputer

    09/27/2012 12:11:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Tomshardware ^ | Friday 21 September 2012 | Tuan Mai
    Computer engineers combine 64 Raspberry Pis and a Lego-built framework to create a DIY supercomputer.Earlier this year, Raspberry Pi lured the world in with the scent of a $35, linux-powered mini-PC. Since its release, the device has been used for a number of creative purposes. But one team of engineers at the University of Southampton has decided one Raspberry Pi just isn't enough. Instead, the group gathered up a whopping 64 mini-computers and combined them to create one gigantic, super Raspberry Pi.
  • Adafruit launches Raspberry Pi Educational Linux Distro, hastens our hacking

    08/06/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    engadget ^ | Aug 3rd 2012 7:38PM | Jon Fingas
    The Raspberry Pi is already considered a hacker's paradise. However, that assumes that owners have all the software they need to start in the first place. Adafruit wants to give the process a little nudge through its Raspberry Pi Educational Linux Distro. The software includes a customized distribution of Raspbian,
  • Raspberry Pi Announces Arrival of Raspbian OS

    07/20/2012 11:23:12 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    tomshardware.com ^ | July 18, 2012 | Jane McEntegart
    Time to give your Raspberry Pi a little boost. Today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the arrival of the Raspbian OS. The operating system, based on Debian and optimized for Raspberry Pi, makes better use of the tiny computer's hardware and provides performance boosts in several areas. Up until now, Debian had been the most popular OS for Raspberry Pi. Now, Raspbian is replacing Debian as the Raspberry Pi Foundation's recommended install. "We are pleased to announce the release of our first SD card image based on the Raspbian distribution," RPF said via its official blog. "This is the result...
  • Freeping on a 35 dollar Linux computer :-)

    06/24/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 86 replies
    A youtube video ^ | 06-24-12 | Bobalu
    Just got my 35 dollar Raspberry Pi Debian Linux computer and thought I'd show fellow freepers how to get on the web and freep on the cheap. It's a Linux setup so it's pretty secure compared to Windows. I'm installing a web server on it now (Apache) and trying to get a cheap USB wifi dongle to work so I can disconnect the ethernet cable...the less cables the better! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNX5Fdt7uu4&feature=youtu.be
  • RS Components will open a dedicated online Raspberry Pi store

    03/28/2012 12:47:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    theinquirer.net ^ | Wed Mar 28 2012, 15:00 | Dave Neal
    Devices will soon be available ANYONE THAT HAS THOUGHT the Raspberry Pi is exciting in the last few weeks but is annoyed that they cannot get one can cool their jets, as the wait is almost over. We have heard that the uncased early models are slightly delayed, and already sold out, but good news comes from RS Components.The Pi Foundation blog has shared an email from RS Components about the hardware and its progress.RS Components is making Raspberry Pi devices. It has updated them on its ordering systems and has plans for a dedicated online store. "We will be...
  • Linux Fans Gorge on Raspberry Pi ($35 PC is a smash hit!)

    02/29/2012 3:42:35 PM PST · by bigbob · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Tech News World ^ | 2-29-12 | Richard Adhikari
    Raspberry Pi is the name given to an ultra-low-cost computer that went on sale recently for just $35. The bare-bones PC, which is built to run a few different flavors of Linux, is capable of hooking up to a mouse, keyboard, HDTV and Ethernet. Initial interest has been strong -- the first batch quickly sold out. Frantic buyers cleaned out the shelves of two UK retailers offering a small US$35 Linux computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.