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Raspberry Pi Fans Can Build Their Own AI Voice Assistant
Google and AIY Projects have launched an open source DIY artificial intelligence Voice Kit for Raspberry Pi hobbyists. The AIY Voice Kit includes hardware for audio capture and playback, connectors for...
Raspberry Pi 3 gets a nifty new trick with Cortana support
The Raspberry Pi 3 just got even more useful with the Creators Update, as Cortana support has come to the version of Windows 10 tailored for IoT devices.Windows 10 IoT Core now contains support for Cortana...
The Raspberry Pi is now the third best-selling computer of all time
The Raspberry Pi is now the third best-selling general purpose computer of all time, MagPi magazine says, edging out the Commodore 64 in the all-time rankings. Over 12.5 million DIY boards have been shifted...
10 surprising trends in the IoT for 2017
Software, not hardware, dominates IoT development. “Hardware in the IoT is difficult,” said Mobeen Khan, associate VP for IoT solutions at January’s AT&T Expo. “You’re dealing with software developers...
Asus Tinker Board Joins Raspberry Pi on the Bargain Table
Just when you thought Raspberry Pi couldn't be knocked from its market-leading perch, along comes Asus with a rival device that may give the Pi a run for its relatively little money. Asus just launched...
Asus takes on Raspberry Pi with 4K-capable Tinker Board
Enlarge reader comments 16 Share this story Tech giant Asus is taking on the Raspberry Pi with its own DIY-friendly single-board computer that's said to offer 4K video playback and 24-bit audio support...
What the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Delivers to Device Makers
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has provided a new computing option for device makers that want to expand their presence in the internet of things and home automation markets. The new device, called Compute...
New Raspberry Pi Release Targets Industry, IoT
The Raspberry Pi Foundation on Monday launched its long-awaited industrial strength Compute Module 3. The latest version of the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer, it is designed for more robust manufacturing...
Raspberry Pi releases free PIXEL OS, designed to run on PCs old and new
The Linux-based PIXEL OS, the same one that the Raspberry Pi Foundation uses on its own micro computers, has now been released in an experimental state to the public.The OS is compatible with both x86-based...
Raspberry Pi’s PIXEL Linux desktop environment now available for x86 PCs
reader comments 19 Share this story Behold, PIXEL! Some of the utilities that come with PIXEL. "The finest laptop ever made, made finer" - says Eben Upton. RealVNC comes preinstalled. And Chromium......
Raspberry Pi enthusiasts rejoice! Pi User magazine launches
The wonderful world of Raspberry Pi has exploded in popularity since the arrival of the low-cost computer - and Future (TechRadar's publisher) has now launched a magazine for all the Pi enthusiasts. Pi...
Robotic dinosaurs at U.K. theme park upgraded with cognitive software
The Isle of Wight off the south coast of England is a hotspot for dinosaur fossils. But at Blackgang Chine – an amusement park founded in 1843 on the south side of the island – it’s animatronic dinosaurs...
Raspberry Pi 3-Based Microsoft IoT Packs Now Available
The new hardware kits help makers and developers hit the ground running on their Windows 10 IoT Core projects, Microsoft said. Microsoft and its maker community partners want to make it easier for hardware...
How to build your own drone
Getting startedQuadcopters (drones) used to take hours of practice to master as even the simplest manoeuvres, such as takeoff and landing, could prove difficult. Learning to fly one took time and ultimately...
Witness the new Raspberry Pi interface, shiny and Chrome
There's some good news for the many millions of Raspberry Pi owners out there, and indeed those about to pull the trigger on a purchase, as they'll benefit from a fresh new interface which has been dubbed...
This is the Raspberry Pi accessories kit you've been waiting for
In celebration of the recent news that the Raspberry Pi has shipped 10 million units to date, a new starter kit for the tiny computer has been unleashed.The official Raspberry Pi Starter Kit comes in a...
Raspberry Pi Group Rolls Out Its First Starter Kit
The new offering comes in celebration of the Raspberry Pi Foundation passing the mark of 10 million devices shipped around the world. When Eben Upton and his colleagues introduced the first Raspberry...
Raspberry Pi sells over 10 million computers
Wired reader comments 24 Share this story Four years since it first went on sale to eager developers, the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer has sold an impressive 10 million units. It remains the...
Raspberry Pi has now shifted 10 million units
The Raspberry Pi has now shipped 10 million units in total across the various incarnations of the tiny computer.That's not too shabby to say the least, and in fact RS Components and the Pi Foundation –...
Docker 1.12.1 Released; Brings Huge Improvements for Raspberry Pi Installs
The big news out of Dockercon this year was the the Docker 1.12 update, providing an integrated swarm-mode container orchestration system directly into Docker. As a somewhat cautious person when it comes...
This tiny computer is a quarter the size of Raspberry Pi
Hackers and tinkerers rejoice! There's another single-board computer for you to build your next project with. The Onion Omega2 is a full-fledged Linux computer that you can buy for $5. But what would you...
Updated: How to turn a Raspberry Pi into a retro games console
Introduction and softwareThe Raspberry Pi 2 is great. It offers up to six times the power of the first-gen model, yet doesn't cost any more or take up extra space. Step back a minute and you realise it's...
Kodi has just released its own streaming box, literally
For years Kodi (formerly called XBMC) has been the defacto standard in media center software, and its openness has meant that there's no shortage of boxes to install the software on.One of the most popular...
How to use an Xbox or PS4 controller with a Raspberry Pi
Setting up RetroPieVideo games in the 1980s were quite different from the latest crop of frag -'em- till- you're- dead point-and-shoot games. They were tastefully crafted 8- bit graphical masterpieces,...
Google to bring official Android support to the Raspberry Pi 3
The Raspberry Pi 3.Raspberry Pi FoundationThe Raspberry Pi 3 is not hurting for operating system choices. The tiny ARM computer is supported by several Linux distributions and even has a version of Windows...
Connecting a Raspberry Pi to IBM Watson, Bluemix and Node-RED
IBM recently helped spark the Internet of Things enthusiasm into a bunch of developers by sending out Raspberry Pi 3 computers to developers who signed up for their Bluemix platform trial. I had been eager...
New add-on makes taking photos easy as Raspberry Pi
A new camera board add-on is available for the Raspberry Pi, and not only does it up the megapixel count and overall image quality, but it does so keeping the same price tag as its predecessor.The previous...
This 'Game Boy Zero' runs on a Raspberry Pi
This device may look like a classic Game Boy, but it's actually powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero. YouTuber wermy placed a Raspberry Pie Zero inside an original Game Boy, adding a 3.5 inch composite display,...
Amazon explains how to build your own Echo with a Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a wonderfully versatile and inexpensive little bit of computing kit, and one that's capable of being transformed into all kinds of gadgets if you know how - and apparently that list...
Setting up Your Raspberry Pi as a Git Server
Managing versions of a project is useful. Even if your project is private, it’s always a good thing to be able to retrieve an old version, if (for instance) the new one is broken for some reason....
Raspberry Pi 3: Raspbian Linux and NOOBS distributions updated
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Photo: J.A. Watson New releases of Raspbian GNU/Linux and the NOOBS installer package appeared on the Raspberry Pi Downloads page last week. These have come very soon after...
Pine 64 is Raspberry Pi 3 that does 4K, but you'll have to wait to get one
Forget fruit, wood is where it's at when it comes to miniature computing – or at least that's what the makers of the Pine 64 would have us believe, a rivalling board that undercuts the Raspberry Pi 3.The...
Western Digital Offers Raspberry Pi Community 314GB Drive
The PiDrive 314GB device is based on Western Digital's high-volume 500GB platform with design changes made specifically for Raspberry Pi. WDLabs, a business growth incubator of storage solutions specialist...
WD's PiDrive cooks up extra storage for Raspberry Pi owners
Hot on the heels of the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 comes a nifty external drive from Western Digital.The WD PiDrive is targeted at those who want a good dollop of storage for their miniature computer,...
How to get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth working on Raspberry Pi 3
The latest Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi 3) now comes with its own built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1/Low Energy (LE) support, thanks to the BCM43438 chip. In order to use them we must ensure that our version...
Review: Raspberry Pi 3
Has it really been four years since the Raspberry Pi blasted onto the single-board computer scene? Well, it has and to celebrate the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released its latest version, Raspberry Pi...
It's Pi day, so we're celebrating our favorite irrational number with fruit
Today is Pi Day, the one day in the year where we get to celebrate that magic number 3.14 we know as Pi. Because the US writes dates starting with the month first and then the day, today is 3/14 — the...
More hand-on with the Raspberry Pi 3: Bluetooth, OpenELEC, and Ubuntu MATE
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. Photo: J.A. Watson I've had my Raspberry Pi 3 for a bit more than a week now, and I have been trying a few different things with it. The results have been mixed so far, but...
7 essential tech projects for the weekend
Wow – where did that week go? Don't know about you, but for us it flew past. But at least that means the weekend is here – so now's the perfect time to get on with a range of projects that will make your...
Hands-On: First impressions of the Raspberry Pi 3
The Raspberry Pi 3 was announced on 29 February, the fourth birthday of the original Raspberry Pi. There was no shortage of people writing about it by doing nothing more than parroting what was said on...
Microsoft Is Quick to Nibble on Raspberry Pi 3
No sooner is Raspberry Pi 3 announced than Microsoft releases a Windows 10 IoT Core update that supports the tiny new hardware. Raspberry Pi 3, with built-in WiFi, Bluetooth and a faster 64-bit processor,...
Fresh Raspberry Pi Has Better Hardware Baked In
The Raspberry Pi Foundation on Monday announced the availability of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B for $35, the same price as the previous model. It is the second major upgrade to the board in just over a...
Raspberry Pi 3 Brings More Powerful Features in a Tiny Package
To celebrate its fourth birthday, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced on Feb. 29 the Raspberry Pi 3, an improved version of its popular and highly affordable single-board computer. The Raspberry Pi 3...
Raspberry Pi 3 Hits Market With Integrated WiFi, Bluetooth
The new small computer also comes with a more powerful chip and 50 percent the performance of its predecessor, but with the same $35 price. The Raspberry Pi, the small, basic computer that is aimed at...
Raspberry Pi 3 arrives with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth baked in - CNET
Enlarge ImageThe new Raspberry Pi 3 is faster than the first two models and includes wireless technologies. Raspberry Pi Foundation The third serving of Raspberry Pi is here, with added ingredients. For...
Raspberry Pi's next big challenge? Educating teachers
The Raspberry Pi 3 needs the support of well-trained teachers if it is to get more kids into coding, the Foundation behind the technology has said.The Pi 3 is ten times more powerful than the original...
Get a Raspberry Pi 2 starter kit for $58.49 - CNET
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Integrated wireless comes to Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has reported that more than 8 million Pi computers have shipped since the original Model B went on sale exactly four years ago today. As a Bon Anniversaire, the Pi 3 Model...
Raspberry Pi 3 arrives with Wi-Fi and huge performance increase
The Raspberry Pi 3 has been announced, with the third iteration of the hugely popular mini-computer boasting 50% more processing power. The latest Raspberry Pi is based on a Broadcom BCM2837 System on...
Raspberry Pi 3 is the first with built-in WiFi
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has revealed its latest leap-forward, introducing a WiFi-enabled Pi 3 computer with twice the performance of the previous generation.By: Michael Rundle,...
Raspberry Pi 3 has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 64-bit chip, still just $35
The Raspberry Pi 3.Raspberry Pi FoundationThe third major version of the Raspberry Pi will go on sale Monday, with the $35/£30 credit card-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B now sporting a 64-bit processor...
Raspberry Pi 3 'UK's best-seller'
The Raspberry Pi has become the most popular British computer yet made. The title was formerly held by the Amstrad PCW which is believed to have sold a total of eight million units. Sales of the Raspberry...
Build A DIY Raspberry Pi Supercomputer And Beat The NSA At Its Own Game
If you want to crack the secrets of the universe or reverse quantum time you’re going to need a supercomputer. Why not make that supercomputer out of a bunch of Raspberry Pi boards? This Instructable...
How to control a Raspberry Pi using WhatsApp
Monitoring your Raspberry PiDo you use the Raspberry Pi for a headless project, such as a media player, NAS server, seed box or security camera? If you do, then your Raspberry Pi is probably tucked away...
ARM's Cortex-A32 set to usher in a new generation of Raspberry Pi-alikes
ARM has revealed a new design for an ultra-compact processor core which is aimed at wearables, the Internet of Things, and the likes of tiny computers which have become very popular in recent times.There...
Pros and cons of Windows 10 IoT for Raspberry Pi and Arduino builds
More robotics Research alliance announces moonshot: Reverse engineering the human brain Over the next five years, computer scientists at several prestigious research institutions hope to unlock the secrets...
How to automatically water your plants with the Raspberry Pi
Having to dig out the ol' watering can and potter about the garden might be some people's idea of bliss, but it's not very 21st century. Besides think of the time you can recoup for another hacking project....
How to build a $200 smart drone with the Pi Zero
Quick note: This project uses components from Erle Robotics. I'm not affiliated with the company or its founders, but I do dig their work and open-source ethos. If the scene interests you, a couple other...
Hands-On: Manjaro-ARM Linux on the Raspberry Pi 2
You should have seen my eyes bug out when I saw the launch announcement for Manjaro-ARM! This is just too good to be true! I owe many thanks to the reader who saw the note on DistroWatch even before I...
Raspberry Pi: New NOOBS and Raspbian releases
The Raspberry Pi 2. Image: Raspberry Pi Foundation New distribution images have showed up on the Raspberry Pi Downloads page, for NOOBS 1.6.0 and Raspbian 2016-02-03. There has not been an official announcement...
Hot, sleepless nights will get more common with climate change
The future’s set to leave us more hot and botheredChina Photos/Getty By Michael Le PageAs the planet warms, many people will find it much harder to get a good night’s sleep. A study based on a survey...
Obama anticipates a future economy challenged by driverless cars and automation
Former US President Barack Obama is speaking out on automation and driverless cars, including the impact the futuristic tech – that’s closer to reality than it once was – could have on the economy. Obama,...
Ritualistic body waxing videos on Instagram are going viral, in a relaxing way
Some of Lizbeth's most popular clips, which are seconds long and repeat on an endless loop, have been viewed almost 900,000 times apiece. She currently has more than 311,00 Instagram followers. There's...
Game theory says you should charge your friends to borrow things
Paying to borrow tools can be a saw pointAnge/Alamy Stock PhotoBy Timothy RevellWant to borrow my tent? No problem, that will be £25 please. That might sound annoying, but it will be better for society...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark