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Great article about the new interface on Raspbian.

I still struggle with the concept of comparing everything to, it assuming people are only using, Windows or MacOS. Would be great to see the +Raspberry Pi​ foundation include instruction for Linux users too.

After all, Linux makes the Raspberry Pi great, but it's also had a massive influence on both Windows and MacOS and often those design cues were taking from Microsoft's and Apple's products actually came from great Linux desktops like Gnome, KDE, XFCE and others.

I use Linux in my school's computer labs for the same reason I use Raspberry Pis. It's not just a great OS, but in many ways it's a better OS and if nothing else it opens the students minds.
 
Introducing PIXEL - the new desktop environment for Raspbian 
It was just over two years ago when I walked into Pi Towers for the first time. I only had the vaguest idea of what I was going to be doing, but on the first day Eben and I sat down and played with the Raspbian desktop for half an hour, then he asked me “do …
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“Chromebooks are now the device of choice in the classroom and we worked directly with educators to ensure our app was meeting their needs for classroom collaboration,” said Jason Meyer, senior product manager, Epson America

I wish the same could be said in Australia +Google Australia​
Epson has announced the availability of their iProjection™ App for Chromebooks, allowing them to wirelessly connect to Epson projectors. With the Epson Multi-PC Projection with Moderator function and the Epson iProjection App for Chromebooks, the teacher has the ability to display up to four Chromebook notebook computers simultaneously from a maximum of 50 connected devices …
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Google's wacky sounding Project Loon continues to evolve, and has recently been updated with a new artificial intelligence navigation system. #News #AI #Google
Google's rather wacky sounding Project Loon continues to evolve, and has recently received a tune up to its navigation technology. The X Lab team behind the project has revealed that it is making use of artificial intelligence technology, or machine learning to be more specific, to help keep the balloons in the air for longer.Originally, Project Loon has been using basic pre-crafted algorithms to help change the altitude of the balloons and keep ...
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Zach fits a RetroPie Zero within a NEW cartridge for ultimate respect points.

The only thing to do now is figure out which cartridge to cannibalise. What are the best/worst games on the NES? 
Fit a RetroPie-enabled Raspberry Pi Zero into an old NES cartridge with this complete how-to guide.
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What a surprise. Apple takes it's already average sounding audio and makes it sound worse.

Now that's courage!
 
AirPods are awful. That is all.
No matter how much you love Apple gear, you’re going to have trouble loving AirPods.
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Rasmus Hauschild has created a SuperPi Boy - another raspberry Pi 3 Gameboy like handheld. He's actually selling them too; quite pricey at $300 USD but worth taking a look at here:


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My oldest still working PC, a KayPro I from 1983, is 33 years old, but it hasn't seen a tenth of this one's wear and tear.
One common complaint in the twenty-first century is that nothing is built to last. Even complex, expensive computers seem to have a relatively short shelf-life nowadays. One computer in a small auto repair shop in Gdansk, Poland, however, has survived for the last twenty-five years against all odds. In January a photo was taken by Facebook
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$70 US?

What are the chances +Google​ has snuck Android TV functionality into one of these?

Hmmm.
 
This is the new Chromecast Ultra, the 4K-ready, HDR-primed dongle that Google will show off on October 4.

#android #google #chomecast #chromecastultra

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October 4 is going to be a big day for both Google and tech enthusiasts. Not only are we expecting Google to show off its first Pixel phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, we won’t be shocked if they unveil pricing and availability for Google Home, and introduce Google WiFi routers and a new Chromecast. …
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Oooooh! I was going to upgrade my mk1 Chromecast. Might wait for these to drop.
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Blackstripes offer unique works of art using Raspberry PI-powered plotters boasting several techniques and mediums of art.

Stepper motors and customer* arms direct pens, pencils and various other implements across paper to produce wonderful looking portraits.

Have a look for yourself - you can even order your own piece or the means to build your own.

(*Yes, this is meant to be 'custom'. But it's too late to change it now that the comments section has taken hold. Embrace it!)
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5 things about #Docker on #RaspberryPi

1. Install Docker with one command
2. Know your Architecture
3. You can't trust anyone (yet)
4. Get physical
5. Build a super-computer

Don't let your Raspberry Pi gather dust any longer. Docker is just one command way so make it shiny again with these 5 things from your Docker Captain.
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Using multiple OSes multibooting on the Raspberry Pi and also being able to install the OS to something other than the SD card. Explaining computers has a very decent video on it here:

BerryBoot Utility 
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