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Pi Desktop: This kit turns your Raspberry Pi into a Linux desktop

If you need to turn a Pi into a PC, this kit promises to do it -- in minutes.<p>A new kit could help turn your Raspberry Pi into a Linux desktop.<p>The Pi …

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Microsoft's Surface Book 2 could be a regular laptop and arrive next month

Microsoft surprised everyone with its unveiling of the Surface Book laptop with a detachable display, but the software maker might not bring this tablet feature to its Surface Book 2. <i>DigiTimes</i> reports that Microsoft’s new Surface Book has entered mass production and could be unveiled by the end of …

Microsoft's new tool helps you easily migrate your stuff from Mac to Surface

For those ditching macOS for Windows 10<p>Microsoft appears to have quietly released a new piece of migration software that makes it easier to switch from Mac to Surface devices. The Mac to Surface Assistant, as it’s aptly called, is pretty straightforward: you download it from here, and the software …

Apple replaces iPad Air 2 with cheaper 9.7-inch iPad

The new iPad has an A9 chip and starts at $329<p>Apple has refreshed its iPad lineup, dropping the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and replacing it with a device simply called the iPad. The specs of the tablet remain largely the same as that of the Air 2, but with the old A8X chip replaced with the 64-bit A9, …

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event: what to expect

Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, is just days away. Samsung is hosting a special event in New York this week on March 29th to announce its latest and greatest smartphone, with a radical new design that could be the first major update to the company’s smartphone design language …

New midrange Nokia devices with untainted Android are coming to the US

HMD Global, a Finnish company that licensed the rights to Nokia’s name, confirmed in a tweet yesterday that three new Nokia-branded phones will be coming to the US this year. We don’t have an exact date yet, but we know it will be sometime between April and June.<p>The three Android phones are all …

Andy Rubin teases a first look at Essential’s bezel-less smartphone

Andy Rubin (one of the co-founders of Android) announced in January that he was starting a new company, Essential, and would be working on a premium smartphone with an edge-to-edge display “that lacks a surrounding bezel.”<p>Today, Rubin showed off the first glimpse of what Essential’s first …

Microsoft finally made my favorite keyboard and mouse

I hate keyboards and mice these days. For years I used to stockpile boxes of Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorers because Microsoft stupidly discontinued the best mouse it ever created. I moved on from PS2 ports and wires over to the wireless world a few years ago, but all the buttons and fancy …

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Radio Stream Recorder

Steps:<p>I followed the Adafruit tutorials lessons 1,2,3,6 and 7. https://learn.adafruit.com/category/learn-raspberry-pi How about, buy your hardware …

Introducing the Raspberry Pi 3

<i>TL;DR: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is out now. This latest model includes 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 running</i> …

Raspberry Pi Media Center OSMC RF Remote Control Arrives At Adafruit

Pi enthusiasts that have built a Raspberry Pi media centre may be interested in a new OSMC RF Remote Control that has arrived at the Adafruit online …

The Always-Up-to-Date Guide to Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi

So, you finally picked up a Raspberry Pi and it’s sitting on your desk, waiting for you to do something awesome with it. Good news, setting it up is …

Yes, you can build your own smartphone

Forget the iPhone or the latest Samsung Galaxy handset, and build your very own custom smartphone, complete with touchscreen and built-in camera.<p>A …

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iOS 10 Will Let You Uninstall the Apple Apps You Never Use and More

Finally.<p>macOS Sierra wasn’t the only operating system Apple unveiled today at WWDC in San Francisco — naturally, the Cupertino tech giant showed its mobile devices some love too, taking the wraps off of iOS 10 ahead of its release later this year. Billed by Apple as the biggest iOS release ever, …

iOS 10 hands-on: first look at the Developer Preview (video)

Apple’s WWDC 2016 brought us — among other things like a new watchOS (version 3), tvOS, and macOS Sierra — the next generation of Apple’s operating …

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​Shutterbugs, rejoice: Apple's iOS 10 will shoot raw photos

Photography enthusiasts love "raw" photo formats that let them wring as much flexibility and image quality as possible out of their cameras. And now they're going to get that ability on iPhones and iPads.<p>That's because Apple's next-gen iOS 10 software adds a new programming interface that will let …

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11 great resources to learn and work in Python

<i>Roger Huang is an entrepreneur who is working on his next venture, and advising several others on growth. This post originally appeared on Code(Love).</i><p>Python is one of our favorite languages. Versatile, and yet easy to grasp, it’s one of the best languages at expressing the logic behind code with a …

The Best Operating Systems for Your Raspberry Pi Projects

If you’re new to the Raspberry Pi, that tiny $35 computer we all love, there’s a good chance you’ve downloaded (or purchased an SD card that …

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a Flickr upload machine

In March, Flickr lost a lot of love among its fans when it began charging $5.99 a month for the ability to automatically upload photos from the desktop.<p>That’s a bummer for those who enjoy the Yahoo-owned service and its free 1TB of storage space. But if you’re keen on beating the system and getting …

Hidden iOS 10 features Apple didn’t show us

Apple’s first preview of iOS 10 was jam-packed with new features and improvements, but there are plenty that we didn’t get to hear about during the WWDC keynote. Here’s a long list of new things you can look forward to using this fall.<p>Read receipts by conversation in iMessage<br>• iCloud Drive Desktop …

Apple is injecting iPhones with more AI to take on Google Photos

It’ll be a test of its device-only approach.<p>Apple is giving its photos feature a big makeover. With that, it’s swinging straight at rival Google — and putting Apple’s artificial intelligence abilities to the test.<p>At its developers conference on Monday, Apple unveiled a set of new features to its …

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This Site Lets You Search the Worldwide Netflix Library

Netflix might have declared its plan to crack down on unblockers and VPNs to avoid users country-hopping, but there are still ways to view the …

OnePlus2's cheaper 16GB model pulled from US and EU stores

If you were thinking about getting your hands on the cheapest model of the OnePlus 2, you might be out of luck. According to TechRadar, the Chinese phone manufacturer has pulled its 16GB model — available at a starting price of $329 or €339 — from its online store in North America and Europe due to …

Google paid Apple $1 billion to keep search bar on iPhone

Google Inc. is paying Apple Inc. a hefty fee to keep its search bar on the iPhone.<p>Apple received $1 billion from its rival in 2014, according to a transcript of court proceedings from Oracle Corp.'s copyright lawsuit against Google. The search engine giant has an agreement with Apple that gives the …

What Impressed Me the Most About Microsoft’s HoloLens

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Hands-on with Peach, a new iOS-only social network that feels a lot like Slack

There’s a new app that everyone’s talking about today, and it’s from the founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann.<p>It’s a social network called Peach, and it feels like a weird blend of Tumblr, Slack, and even Telegram. The service, currently trending on Twitter, is only available on iOS devices and bills …

Samsung's Galaxy S7 will have a pressure-sensing screen: WSJ

Samsung's Galaxy S7 is coming in March and will feature a pressure-sensitive screen similar to the 3D Touch display Apple introduced with the iPhone 6S, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports. Like Samsung's current flagship, the Galaxy S6, the S7 will also reportedly have an "Edge" variant with a curved …

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow update roundup

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is here, and now the waiting game is on. “When will my phone get the Marshmallow update?” ask countless Android fans, and for good reason: while phone makers are doing a better job at keeping their devices up to date, the process is still lengthy and opaque. Worse, many …

Details about the next Nexus smartphones leaked

New news on the next Nexuses everybody. <i>@OnLeaks</i> has just shared a bunch of details about the anticipated Nexus handsets from LG and Huawei.<p>Starting with the Huawei model, this appears to be the next super-sized handset in the Nexus line-up, with a 5.7-inch display and measurements coming in at …