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Student hacks Raspberry Pi to run college bar

A student at the University of Oxford has modified a<p>Raspberry Pi to alleviate the workload at his college bar.<p>Johan Paulsson, who's studying for a …

Working Apple 1 Computer Sells for Record Auction Price of $671,400

<i>The New York Times</i> reports that a working Apple 1 computer has sold at auction in Germany for a record $671,400, breaking the previous mark of $640,000 set last November at the same auction house. That November record has eclipsed an earlier record of $375,000 set less than six months earlier.<p>The …

x86'd: How PC architecture could push Nintendo out of the next gen

It didn't take long for console warriors, fanboys and a brutal media to take aim at Nintendo's Wii U. The fledgling system was relentlessly teased for its name (seemingly even sillier than that of its predecessor) and a list of specifications certain to be outdone by its competitors. The device's …

Apple's Lightning Connector Detailed in Newly-Published Patent Applications

As noted by <i>AppleInsider</i>, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published three Apple patent applications related to the company's Lightning connector introduced on its iOS devices late last year.<p><i>Perspective view of Lightning connector</i><p>The first application describes the hardware itself, while …

Researcher's Serial Port Scans Find More Than 100,000 Hackable Devices, Including Traffic Lights And Fuel Pumps

You probably remember serial ports as the ancient nine-pin plugs you once used to hook up your mouse or joystick to your computer in the pre-USB dark ages. But tracking down devices that still use serial port connections isn’t so hard, it seems. In fact, according to H.D. Moore, any hacker can …

Teardown looks at what goes into making an ultra-cheap cell phone

Over at the Bunnie Studios blog, a $12 cell phone purchased from the Mingtong Digital Mall was given a complete (and relatively simple) teardown to …