Archive for March, 2012

Raspberry Pi Educational Computer

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer that was developed as an inexpensive computer science teaching aid. The Raspberry Pi Foundation calls its computer “an ARM GNU/Linux box for $25.” It was developed by a group of researcher from Cambridge University’s Computer Lab who became concerned about the decline in students who has tinkered with computers and programming as hobbyists.

This month, the Foundation two computers: the $25 Model A and the $35 Model B. Both can be plugged into a keyboard and TV to create a bare-bones programmable desktop computer.

You can see find out more about this pocket-size computer on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website and check out a video of the Raspberry Pi playing Quake 3 on YouTube.

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Hide Cables & Components with a Wireless Home Theater

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

If you love the idea of a home theater with all the bells and whistles but hate all the wires needed to connect your TV with a cable box, Blu-ray player and game console, then a wireless HDMI kit could be the answer. These kits, which consist of a box that your attach to the back of your TV and a box that you plug into your components, allow you to hide your components and wirelessly transmit video and audio to your TV. Most of these kits have a range of about 30 feet.

Read more about wireless HDMI boxes on Techlicious.

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