Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi pre-orders reach 350,000

Raspberry Pi pre-orders reach 350,000

Delivery on the first major batch of Raspberry Pi computers recently began and pre-orders have already reached 350,000 units. The $35 bite-sized computer is designed for educational institutions and hobbyists, and has generated a lot of interest since its initial 10,000 unit debut back in February, which sold out within minutes.

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Raspberry Pi computers ready for delivery

Raspberry Pi computers ready for delivery

The first batch of Raspberry Pi computers is finally ready for delivery. The credit card-sized Linux computer costs only $35 and is designed to encourage children's interest in programming. UK distributors have confirmed receiving shipments and will soon send out invitations for purchasing to customers who pre-registered. A school in Leeds received the first delivery today.

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Raspberry Pi sees ZX Spectrum emulator port

Raspberry Pi sees ZX Spectrum emulator port

So far, everyone scrambling to get their hands on the much sought after Raspberry Pi seem to be hoping to use it as a media player. The cheap Linux computer is capable of decoding 1080p video, and its low profile makes it ideal for the living room. Clearly, everyone needs to think a little bigger. One enterprising user has managed to port a ZX Spectrum emulator to the computer for some retrotastic gaming.

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Raspberry Pi talks CE compliance

Raspberry Pi talks CE compliance

I know many geeks out there were excited over the thought of having the cheap and tiny Raspberry Pi device to play with. The first batch of those little boards sold out quickly and then a production delay prevented other deliveries to people wanting to get hands on one. The company has announced that its first 2000 boards arrived in the UK this past Monday. However, the company was hit with a bit of a setback last week after two suppliers decided not to distribute the board.

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Pirate Bay Torrent drones could soar over piracy rules

Pirate Bay Torrent drones could soar over piracy rules

High-profile torrent site The Pirate Bay has threatened to take its content to the skies, with the perhaps tongue-in-cheek suggestion of GPS-controlled wireless drones that could automatically host nodes. The site's odd suggestion is using low-power, compact computers like Raspberry Pi, guided by GPS and connected using cheap wireless systems, floated "some kilometers" so that takedowns will need to involve physical destruction by planes.

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Raspberry Pi $35 computer goes on sale: Sells out in 2hrs

Raspberry Pi $35 computer goes on sale: Sells out in 2hrs

The Raspberry Pi $35 open-source computer has gone on sale, and early demand for the incredibly capable mini-PC has already seen retail partner sites melt down under the stress. Announced back in 2011, as part of the $25 computer project, the $35 version is the more advanced "Model B" unit which has seemingly grabbed the attention of developers and tinkerers. Meanwhile, the $25 "Model A" version is going into production now.

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Raspberry Pi $25 computer set for February 20th release

Raspberry Pi $25 computer set for February 20th release

This little monster you see before you is essentially all you'll need to roll out on a couple of tens and a fiver - a computer for just $25. This is the Raspberry Pi, and after months and years of speaking about it behind the scenes, it's finally set to be released on the 20th of February. This device was originally supposed to be going on sale in December of 2011, but has now been officially announced by the creators to be coming out on the date announced, right here in the second month of 2012.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 7, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 7, 2012

Get yourself underground - way, way underground, under the ice even as we reach the world's oldest super-clean water system. The Nikon D800 and D800E have officially been released - their info, anyway, plus a bit of 1080p video to keep you pumped up. A bit more information on the progress of Apple OS X to ARM porting has been revealed, and Raspberry Pi, the itsy bitsy teeny weeny PC is being released by the end of February.

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