Category Archives: Hardware

#RaspberryPi announces forthcoming new “Compute Module”!

Raspberry Foundation has just annnounced the forthcoming “Compute Module”: a RPi on a ‘so-dimm-like’ module and plenty of power! This may the ultimate solution for building RPi-based systems which feature: – low-cost, – low-power, – low-profile, – the best price/performance … Continue reading

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NVIDIA Tegra K1 192-graphics-cores-processor marketing? A worldwide puzzle: “Project 192″ crop circles

Tegra K1 is NVIDIA new mobile processor (a SoC, system-on-a-chip, to be more accurate) that sports 192 GPU cores (that’s right 192!) and has just debuted at CES 2014. NVIDIA chose a very unusual way to market this outrageously powerful … Continue reading

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2013: IEEE estimates some 11 billion devices connected to the Internet

As of today, there are 10.95 billion devices connected to the Internet. Compare that with only 500 million connected devices 6 years ago (back in 2007). [Source: IEEE.org]

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From 128 Megabytes to 256 Gigabytes in less than 9 years: a USB-drive story

Can’t remember when I first bought my first USB pendrive. I presume it was something like a 256 Megabytes, acting as an MP3 player and costing some 70 euros (about 90 USD). Back then, it seemed as a lot of … Continue reading

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Google inside: where the Internet lives

Imagine you’re using Google, searching as usual. Now imagine you’d like to know what behind the curtain, what are the inner secrets of Big-G. Imagine you could see inside a server-farm, take a peek at the some of the best … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi FM transmitter: one short wire and a radio let you broadcast WAV files (Vine footage included)

Another Raspberry Pi project: how to turn RPi into an FM transmitter? Imperial College Robotics Society released this Python code that streams a simple (44.1 KHz, mono, 16 bit) audio WAV file into FM. How to prepare this recipe: download … Continue reading

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Got a Raspberry PI: where do we go now?

I’ve been waiting for almost one year (see my Dec. 2011 post) to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi and now I’ve got it! Now… where do we go from here? First steps into Raspbian-dom, the very first Linux … Continue reading

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Why is 8-bit technology so important?

Nice post from Jason’s blog and a perfect question too: why is 8-bit technology so important these days? Simply put because it’s where we all come from! The most common 8-bit CPUs of the time included the Intel 8088 (used … Continue reading

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NASA’s Curiosity achievement, technology & some fun too!

A few things about great NASA Curiosity mission you may have missed! Apple was almost everywhere in this mission… just check out this photo of the EDL Ops Center (Entry-Descent-Land Operation) : Mac OS X looks like the weapon of … Continue reading

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When trailing old technology is still leading, up and running in real-world applications

Ok, I love retrocomputers and all old tecnology stuff… this PCWorld article depicts a real-world scenario where older (non-leading, actually trailing, technologies) are still running everyday tasks – some of them are even life-saving related. From 1970s minicomputers used for … Continue reading

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