Raspberry Pi Redesign


The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer, developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The dinky device was created in order to supply schools with the means to teach basic computer science at a reasonable price. The device costs around £25, and is suitable for people of all ages. Raspberry Pi plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.  It is capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet  to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and even playing games. There have been more than 3 million Raspberry Pi’s sold to date, and they are extremely popular in schools due to their low price.

Now, a new version of the Raspberry Pi barebones computer has been released, called the B+. The updated Raspberry Pi B+ uses less power than the previous models. The redesigned model has more connectors to help link it to other devices.

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Taking Responsibility for Online Privacy

As the Leveson inquiry rolls on, privacy is once again on the agenda. But it’s not just celebs who need to be cautious – all web users have cause for concern over the handling of their data online.

Over the years, we grew accustomed to celebrities being hounded by the press and barely batted an eyelid when the first high profile cases of phone hacking came to light. After all, it goes with the territory, right? How could they complain when they are being paid millions of pounds for such a glamorous career that relies heavily on media exposure anyway?

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What’s in Store for Laptops in 2012?

Tablets are very much ‘of the moment’ but experts warn us not to write off the humble laptop just yet. It seems 2012 could see a revival with longer battery life and new lightweight designs.

Chromebooks and Ultrabooks to storm market in 2012

Dixons has forecasted that in a year’s time, at least one in every ten computer sales will be a Google Chromebook.

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Mobile Networks Struggle with Data Demand

Your mobile network may use phrases such as ‘unlimited data’ in its marketing but the reality is that mobile networks are, in fact, struggling to keep up with demand.

The major mobile networks in the UK are struggling to meet demand for smartphone Internet access, reports The Guardian.

Writing for the newspaper, Juliette Garside explained that this issue has meant O2, Vodafone and Orange have had to impose restrictions on supposedly ‘unlimited’ data deals, often citing the possibility of abuse as the reason for protecting their share of the 3G spectrum.

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