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Gareth Halfacree
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This month’s Linux User & Developer magazine, in addition to my usual four-page news spread at the front, includes just one review from my keyboard: the LeMaker Banana Pro single-board computer. The story of China’s Banana-themed SBCs is one of intrigue,…
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In this month’s Hobby Tech column, I report from the Halifax Mini Maker Faire, build a 4tronix Agobo robot, and take a look at the Acorn x86 Card – a device that let Acorn users try out the joys of Microsoft’s Windows 95. First, the robot. Designed as a…
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As always, this month’s Linux User & Developer magazine includes my four-page news spread along with a review: the PiBorg UltraBorg robot-centric controller board. I originally reviewed the UltraBorg in The MagPi Issue 33, where I focused on its use as a…
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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 Raspberry Pi magazine, is rather special: it’s the first print issue since the community-created publication was taken under the wing of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. While previous issues were available in…
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While I don’t write for the Australian market directly, I do sometimes appear in PC & Tech Authority as a result of Nextmedia’s content-sharing deal with Dennis Publishing’s PC Pro magazine. Issue 211 is just such an issue, reprinting the Rise of the…
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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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Freelance technology journalist
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    Journalist, present
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Bradford, UK
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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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