Electronics

Raspberry Pi Model A now available for $25

Raspberry Pi Model A now available for $25

The Raspberry Pi has been around for a long time now and has been used in some really cool projects by DIY enthusiasts around the world. When the device launched it sold for $35 for the original Model B. A cheaper version of the device called the Model A is now available to purchase in the US and is priced at $10 less than the original.

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FAA may relax rules for electronics on flights by the end of 2013

FAA may relax rules for electronics on flights by the end of 2013

A source of irritation for air travelers who like digital devices continues to be the fact that most airlines force you to turn your gadgets off at certain stages of flight. The FAA has been conducting a study looking at the possibility of expanding usage for electronics on commercial aircraft during flight. According to the New York Times, the study may result in a significant change to the rules aboard commercial aircraft by the end of 2013.

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Samsung apologizes for acid leak that killed 1 and injured 4

Samsung apologizes for acid leak that killed 1 and injured 4

Samsung issued an apology yesterday for the tragic accident that occurred at its semiconductor plant in Hwaseong on January 28th. A hydrofluoric acid leak killed one worker while injuring four others. It is said that around 3 gallons of the acid leaked. The colorless poison damages the lungs and bones and eventually harms the entire nervous system. While the incident occurred around 11:00PM that night, Samsung failed to report it until 3:00PM the next day.

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National Day of Unplugging encourages 24 hours of enlightenment

National Day of Unplugging encourages 24 hours of enlightenment

For a lot of us, having to spend 24 hours away from our smartphones and computers seems like a horrific nightmare. I mean, what are we? Cavemen? But that 24 hours could be a very enlightening experience, and that's exactly what the National Day of Unplugging wants to encourage. Obviously, if you're reading this post, you're not taking part in the National Day of Unplugging, but perhaps in the future you will.

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Daft Punk album 4 tipped as duo hits Columbia Records

Daft Punk album 4 tipped as duo hits Columbia Records

After many successful years with label Virgin/EMI, the electronic music duo known as Daft Punk will be headed to Columbia records with the promise of a brand new full-length album set for this Spring. Though the details surrounding the new album are scant, we do know that Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have indeed left Virgin records - this is a monster happening due to their extended period rocking and rolling under the label - nearly 17 years!

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FAA proposal would prohibit personal wireless devices in the cockpit for pilots

FAA proposal would prohibit personal wireless devices in the cockpit for pilots

I've always thought that allowing pilots to use electronic devices like iPads in the cockpit was a bit unfair to passengers. If it's safe enough for the pilots to use an iPad in the cockpit during all phases of flight, it should be safe enough for passengers to do the same thing I would think. I've always wondered if pilots use their own personal electronic devices in the cockpit, and apparently, they do.

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HAPILABS HAPIfork is a smart-fork to help you lose weight [Hands-on]

HAPILABS HAPIfork is a smart-fork to help you lose weight [Hands-on]

Here at CES we're already seeing all sorts of interesting products and right out of the gate is a new smart-folk from HAPILABS. Yes we said a smart fork. This connected eating utensil will help you eat right, eat slower, and lose weight. It's an interesting concept and they've got multiple new products here this year. So read on below for a quick video from HAPILABS CEO himself.

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LG launches robot vacuum Hom Bot Square

LG launches robot vacuum Hom Bot Square

Few things are better than having robots perform your chores for you. While wireless robot vacuums have been on the market for years, the earliest models were clunky and not terribly good at their jobs. That has changed as technology has improved, however, and now LG has announced its latest offering: the Hom-Bot Square.

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Best Buy founder moves ahead with $11 billion buyout plan

Best Buy founder moves ahead with $11 billion buyout plan

Electronics retailer Best Buy has been having a difficult time recently with sagging profits and other challenges. Best Buy founder Richard Schulze has been working with at least four different private equity firms to examine the books of the ailing retail giant. The reason Schulze is digging through the books is that he is leading an attempt to take Best Buy private with a possible buyout.

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