Apple Introduces Their Answer To The Raspberry Pi

Today, Apple has announced their latest bit of hardware. Following in the tradition of the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, and the Intel Edison, Apple have released a single board computer meant for embedded and Internet of Things applications. It’s called the Apple Device, and is sure to be a game changer in the field of low-power, Internet-enabled computing.

First off, some specs. The Apple Device uses Apple’s own A8 chip, the same dual-core 64-bit CPU found in the iPhone 6. This CPU is clocked at 1.1 GHz, and comes equipped with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 4GB of eMMC Flash. I/O …read more

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Samsung Rolls Out Android Marshmallow Updates for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Despite the impending launch of its next-generation Galaxy S smartphones, Samsung hasn’t totally forgotten about their current flagship devices as far as software updates are concerned. As a matter of fact, they’ve recently released a firmware update for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users in South Korea, which upgrades the operating system of the […]

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Cord Keeping CRAB

A few years ago I thought of about making a little crab to hold my charging cords. It’s been a little sketch in my notebook until today. For safety’s sake I made a magnetic base. If something (or someone) falls on it, the crab falls right over. The crab is made from 22 gage steel, 16 gage steel wire…
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Lenovo overtakes Xiaomi as world’s third largest



A few days ago, Xiaomi was reported as the third largest handset maker in the world but it looks like the victory was short-lived as Lenovo has finalized its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, leaping ahead of its rival and now claiming the third spot. Xiaomi’s market share for Q3 of 2014 was at 5.3%, ranking […]

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Espruino Pico, Javascript on a USB Stick

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There are probably very few official numbers for this, but web developers at least seem to outnumber the amount of people who regularly poke pins and registers with C. For them, the embedded world must be a scary and foreboding domain, full of bitwise operations and dynamic types. [Gordon] figured there was another way and built a Javascript interpreter for a microcontroller. The latest board built around this interpreter is up on Kickstarter, and its even smaller and more capable than his earlier version.

This isn’t [Gordon]‘s first rodeo; last year he launched the (full-sized) Espruino, featuring an … Read the rest

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Microsoft Fires Another Set Of Employees, Continuing Its Announced Layoff Strategy

msft-black1 Microsoft took an axe to another slice of its employees today, cutting around 3,000 jobs according to Mary Jo Foley. TechCrunch heard through a separate source that the layoffs were imminent, but was not able to confirm their size. The company released a short statement indicating that it has nearly wrapped “all [of] the 18,000 reductions announced [it] in July.” Today’s… Read More

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Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformer

6 Eee-urrk-urrk-urrk-urk! A pair of Japanese hobbyists have built a transforming robot that can walk or, when in sports car form, drive around autonomously. It’s called the J-deite Quarter and is four feet tall. The goal, apparently, is to make a full-sized transformer… just because they can. The team consists of Kenji Ishida and Wataru Yoshizaki of Brave Robotics and Asratec. The… Read More

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Fitbit’s Latest Activity Trackers Feature Heart Monitoring, Smartwatch Functions

fitbit Meet Fitbit’s latest: The Charge, Charge HR, and the Surge. These activity trackers will sit atop the brand’s masthead going into 2015 and beyond. But don’t look for most of these products this holiday season. Only the $130 Charge will be available this year. The $150 Charge HR and $250 Surge hit stores in early 2015. Fitbit had a tough 2014. After launching the flagship… Read More

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Microsoft Adds Unlimited OneDrive Storage To All Office 365 Accounts

Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 9.56.17 AM This morning, Microsoft announced that all Office 365 accounts will come with unlimited OneDrive storage. Gone are the 1 terabyte caps that were recently introduced. If you pay for Office, your storage is free. It’s a good, if not surprising, move from Microsoft: The company has worked to improve the value profile of its Office 365, productivity-as-a-service offering for some time.… Read More

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Amazon Fire Phone Flops

fire phone Given that Amazon was tanking the price of the Fire Phone down to 99 cents two months after launch (leading to many a “Fire sale!” joke), this probably won’t come as much of a surprise: the Fire Phone isn’t a success. On the Amazon earnings call today, Amazon noted that the company was taking a $170 million dollar writedown “primarily related” to… Read More

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