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Gareth Halfacree
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Lives in Bradford, UK
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Continuing my clearout of vintage computing stuff, I've just listed my Dragon 64 (with dual 3.5" floppies, unique external keyboard and extremely rare CompuTrac-d case, plus a bunch of software) on FleaBay. I shall be sad to see it go, but needs must.
Dragon 32/64 with Dual Floppy Drives, Cumana ROM, CompuTrac case, Software in Computers/Tablets & Networking, Vintage Computing, Vintage Computers | eBay
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My Hobby Tech spread continues in Issue 143 of Dennis Publishing’s Custom PC Magazine with two reviews and a review-slash-walkthrough: the Orange Pi Plus, the GrovePi+ Starter Kit, and the Kim Uno kit. For me, the most interesting toy of the month was…
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Another month, another cover feature for the official Raspberry Pi magazine The MagPi. This time around, I take a look at Microsoft’s generous offer of a free copy of Windows 10 IoT Core for all Raspberry Pi 2 owners, and what it could mean for the…
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The pages of this month’s Linux User & Developer magazine include, in addition to my regular four-page news spread near the front, a review of the interesting Bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone. While it’s a shift from my usual review fodder –…
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If you’re a fan of my work, this month’s Custom PC magazine is going to be something of a treat: as well as the usual five-page Hobby Tech column, I’ve penned an eight-page special cover feature on the Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computer. The special…
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I recently joined the Computer Conservation Society (CCS) arm of the British Computer Society (BCS), a working group dedicated to preserving the heritage of computing that we have in this country. In addition to a lecture on classic British home…
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Each year, Imagine Publishing takes the content from its Linux User & Developer publication and repackages it in ‘Bookazine’ format – a portmanteau of ‘book’ and ‘magazine,’ equivalent to Dennis Publishing’s rival ‘MagBook’ brand. The Linux & Open Source…
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In addition to my regular four-page news spread at the front of the magazine, this month’s issue of Linux User & Developer includes a review of the Gizmo 2 single-board computer – a powerful follow-up to the original, which I reviewed back in Issue 125.…
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Continuing my regular column, the five-page Gareth Halfacree’s Hobby Tech, I spent this month’s page allowance on a look at the Arachnid Labs Tsunami, the Banana Pro, and analysed the legal battle underway between two companies claiming to be Arduino. To…
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This month’s The MagPi, the official magazine of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, includes two of my reviews: the GrovePi+ Starter Kit and the PiBorg UltraBorg. The GrovePi+ Starter Kit was kindly provided by the US-based Dexter Industries, which developed…
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This month marks a return to Dennis Publishing’s excellent PC Pro with a piece commissioned by editor Tim Danton: The Rise of the Makers. Designed as both an introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the maker movement and a guide for those who want to get…
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  The Arduino project has inspired uncountable makers throughout the world, powering everything from robots to games machines. To highlight some of the projects that have been born of Arduino technology, we've asked roving reporter Gareth Halfacree to seek out some of these creations and talk to the people behind the build to get their stories. If you have a story to tell, contact Gareth and he'd be thrilled to chat to you too.Graphic design stud...
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Freelance technology journalist
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  • Freelance
    Journalist, present
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Bradford, UK
Previously
York, UK - Muscat, Oman - Bradford, UK
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Freelance journalist, writer, and breaker of all things electronic. The latter is usually accidental. Usually.
Introduction
Freelance writer, occasional journalist, erstwhile sysadmin, and perennial breaker of all things electronic.
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I eat too much, exercise too little and haven't died yet. Oh, and I've got a daughter.
Education
  • Lancaster University
  • York College of Further and Higher Education
  • Burnholme Community College
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Male
Birthday
April 8
Other names
Bob Halfacree
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