Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 4 will probably need a fan no matter what

Raspberry Pi 4 will probably need a fan no matter what

The Raspberry Pi 4 makes giant leaps that almost make it a usable ARM-based desktop single-board computer, at least on paper. In practice, however, those may have been leaps of faith that the RPi Foundation is also asking new owners to make. With great power comes great responsibility, as the cliche goes, but in the Raspberry Pi 4's case, that comes with not so small sacrifices instead, including one that could prove to be dangerous for users.

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Raspberry Pi 4 won’t work with some USB-C power cables

Raspberry Pi 4 won’t work with some USB-C power cables

There was a great deal of rejoicing in the tech industry when USB-C got approved and even more hurrahs when Apple became its unexpected champion. In the rush to adopt the standard, however, many companies, especially accessory makers, got it wrong, accidentally or otherwise. They became the target of an Internet shame campaign to raise awareness of non-compliant implementations. The latest to join that list is, surprisingly, the Raspberry Pi 4, the new darling of the maker and hacker world.

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5 ways the Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge upgrade

5 ways the Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge upgrade

Today we're running down the five most essential ways the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is an upgrade over its predecessors. Raspberry Pi is the most famous super-tiny DIY-projects-friendly super-inexpensive PC in the world, and it's been the center of attention in this community since its launch on the 29th of February 2012. This miniature computer is notable not only because it's tiny and cute, but because it's capable - and it only costs approximately $35 USD.

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Raspberry Pi 4 launches with more modern capabilities and features

Raspberry Pi 4 launches with more modern capabilities and features

The Raspberry Pi single board computer or SBC was originally designed to be used in education. That purpose formed its features and, most importantly, its price. Seven years later, however, the Raspberry Pi has grown to become one of the most popular and most loved computer by educators, hackers, and makers but it has more or less retained its relatively modest capabilities. The new Raspberry Pi 4 breaks away from the tradition by making a huge jump in hardware but miraculously still manages to keep its base price tag the same since 2012.

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Raspberry Pi Foundation starts selling products in its first physical store

Raspberry Pi Foundation starts selling products in its first physical store

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has started selling products in its first physical store, making it possible for customers to pop in and grab whatever they need without waiting for shipment...assuming they're in England, that is. The destination is located in Cambridge, UK, at the Grand Arcade shopping center, where it is open every day of the week.

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Now you can turn Raspberry Pi into a Steam Link

Now you can turn Raspberry Pi into a Steam Link

Late last month, Valve discontinued the Steam Link and sold off its remaining stock during the Steam Autumn Sale. While the Steam Link app will continue to be supported (along with existing Steam Link hardware), the app isn't the best solution for some folks looking stream from their PC to another device. Luckily, Valve is giving users the ability to create their own Steam Link box today by bringing the app to Raspberry Pi.

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Raspberry Pi Model 3 A+ is even more affordable

Raspberry Pi Model 3 A+ is even more affordable

Earlier this year, Raspberry Pi launched a new model in its 3 series dubbed the Model 3 B+. The Model 3 B+ made a few slight improvements over its predecessor but managed to keep the same $35 price tag despite the bump up in capability. Today, we're seeing yet another new model in the 3 series, but this time around, a few cutbacks have been made to bring the asking price lower.

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Kano Computer Kit Touch lets kids build their own tablets

Kano Computer Kit Touch lets kids build their own tablets

Some will argue that tablets are dead but the likes of the iPads, Surface Gos, and convertibles prove otherwise. In addition, touch has become the first interaction model that most kids have these days courtesy of smartphones and, yes, tablets. So if you're going to teach them how to build their own computer, you might as well teach them to build a tablet. And that's exactly what this new DIY kit from Kano proposes to introduce the next generation to the wonderful world of technology.

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Dear Nintendo: Look at this DIY 3DS-like phone

Dear Nintendo: Look at this DIY 3DS-like phone

This Spring a developer by the name of Lexie Dostal hand-constructed an Android 3DS gaming phone. This device doesn't run 3DS games from Nintendo, but it does look a whole lot like a 3DS handheld gaming system. It actually uses some salvaged 3DS parts, as it were - but it runs an open hardware Android SBC called KitePhone.

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New Google AIY Kits make starting a lot easier

New Google AIY Kits make starting a lot easier

There are two things that are big in tech these days. Aside from the notch, that is. Those are DIY projects and artificial intelligence. Being a fan of both, Google found a way to combine the two to help introduce kids and adults alike to the technology and, indirectly, to Google's ecosystem. Now Google's AIY Projects, short for "AI DIY", is getting an update that makes starting much easier by combining everything you need in one, easy to setup package.

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Cool things you can make with a Raspberry Pi

Cool things you can make with a Raspberry Pi

Just in time for Pi Day (March 14, a.k.a. 3.14, for the less mathematically inclined), the Raspberry Pi foundation released a new Raspberry Pi board. Of course it’s not the Raspberry Pi 4 but simply a Model B+ for the existing RPi 3. Like almost any other Pi before it, it’s a step up, though small, in performance without changing the price one bit. Being Pi Day and all, it’s perhaps the perfect time to remember, or see for the first time, some of the coolest Raspberry Pi projects around.

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ boosts speed but keeps $35 price

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ boosts speed but keeps $35 price

It's been a couple of years since Raspberry Pi 3 Model B was first launched, so it's just about time for an updated model. Today, the folks behind Raspberry Pi are launching just that, introducing the world to the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. What better time to roll out a new Raspberry Pi model than Pi Day?

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