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Gareth Halfacree
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Lives in Bradford, UK
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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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This latest issue of Linux User & Developer magazine includes, in addition to my usual four-page news spread, a two-page review of Intel’s latest entry into the embedded market: the Quark-based Edison, an ultra-tiny single-board computer the size of a…
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I was recently asked to give a lecture to members of the Computer Conservation Society on the topic of early British home computers, which is very dear to my heart. For those unfamiliar the CCS is a Specialist Group of the British Computing Society,…
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In this month’s Hobby Tech column I interview my friend and talented maker Bob Stone, review the ZoomFloppy accessory, and review the Gizmo 2 single-board computer, in roughly that order. Looking at the interview first, I arranged to quiz Bob after…
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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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Nick Johnson's Tsunami is one of those all-too-rare creations: an Arduino-compatible which builds on the existing design but brings something entirely novel to the table, rather than yet-another-Uno-derivative. The creation of Nick's UK-based Arachnid Labs, the Tsunami is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its first production run. Nick was kind enough to loan us one of only two prototype boards, and for those who have al...
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The MagPi magazine, created by the Raspberry Pi community, has undergone a major relaunch. Now an official product of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, it enjoys a significantly larger budget under the leadership of editor Russell Barnes – with whom I have…
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This month’s Linux User & Developer includes both my regular four-page news spread and a review of the MinnowBoard Max single-board computer from Intel. The MinnowBoard Max is the latest in Intel’s increasingly scattershot efforts to make an impact in the…
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Freelance technology journalist
Employment
  • 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.
Bragging rights
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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Gender
Male
Birthday
April 8
Other names
Bob Halfacree
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