Six years after the release of the $35 Raspberry Pi computer, demand remains as strong as ever, with sales on track to pass 18 million boards anytime now.While the Pi's initial success stemmed from it being a budget board packed with enough computing power and features to perform tasks ranging from controlling robots to running a media center, its enduring popularity results from its strong software support and extensive community, who help newcomers and have created a wealth of tutorials and guides.Also: 'We thought we'd sell 1,000': The inside story of the Raspberry Pi Photos of the Raspberry Pi through the ages: From the prototype to Pi 3 A walkthrough of every model of the Raspberry Pi to be released dating back to an early prototype in 2006. Read More But the Pi is not alone, a broad spectrum of single-board computers exist: some similar to the Pi, some budget bare bones offerings and others more expensive but packed with improvements.The quality of these boards varies … [Read more...] about What are the best Raspberry Pi alternatives? Everything you need to know about Pi rivals
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Computer maker Asus' recently-launched Tinker Board for hardware enthusiasts is now available for purchase in the US. In January, the Taiwanese tech company took the wraps off the Tinker Board, which has been available in Europe but until now not the US. Just like the Raspberry Pi 3 and other boards, Asus' Tinker Board is a mini computer without a power supply, keyboard, mouse, and display. Tech Pro Research System Monitoring Policy Going old school with tape backup Leaders share software-defined networking's benefits, obstacles, favored vendors TechRepublic's Depreciation Calculator Available on Amazon for $60, the Tinker Board is nearly double the price of the $35 Raspberry Pi 3. However, ASUS has focused on higher performance features, equipping it with twice as much RAM, and support for 4K playback. The Tinker Board's core features include a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM processor from Rockchip, with a Mali-T764 GPU, and 2GB of DDR3 memory. That spec contrasts with the Raspberry … [Read more...] about Raspberry Pi challenger Asus Tinker Board hits US: Faster, more memory, $60
Didn't have time to check out the tech headlines yesterday? Here's what you missed. The highly anticipated Titanfall finally arrived Tuesday, officially kicking off with a live event from SXSW in Austin. For more on the game, here's What You Need to Know. Also check out 10 Tips That'll Make You a Titanfall God and A Beginner's Guide to Titanfall. In other news, day after Apple released iOS 7.1, with support for CarPlay and improvements to Siri and Touch ID, reports surfaced that Cupertino's next-gen iOS 8 will include a transit-heavy update. According to 9to5Mac, the tech giant is planning to leverage its transportation-related acquisitions, like HopStop and Locationary, to boost its controversial Maps app in the next version of iOS. Meanwhile, Jawbone yesterday released an Android version of its UP app, which pairs with the recently released UP24 wristband. The bracelet connects seamlessly with any Android device to help users understand how they sleep, move, and eat. Be sure to check … [Read more...] about Titanfall Released; Maps Overhaul in iOS 8; Jawbone UP24 on Android
You might have seen the name Kodi pop up online lately and wondered what it's all about. At its core, Kodi is free, open-source software for managing your local collection of movies, television shows, music, and photos. You might even remember it as the old Xbox Media Center (XBMC). Kodi relies exclusively on your existing media, so it won't save you from your subscriptions to video streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu, or music streaming apps, such as Spotify or Pandora. Instead, Kodi's utility is its support for a wide range of file types and extensive cross-device compatibility. Read on below for a full explanation of the media manager. What Devices Does Kodi Support? You likely own at least one device that supports Kodi, since this free software is available for use on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and even Raspberry Pi (RPi) devices. Check out our feature on how to install, update, and use Kodi for more information. For some platforms, such as macOS and Windows, … [Read more...] about What Is Kodi?
In the vein of "everything old is new again," the media streaming software Kodi — formerly known as Xbox Media Center (XBMC) — has arrived on Xbox One. The free, open-source software, which is designed to help you organize, view and manage your local media collection on various devices, is now available worldwide via the Xbox Store, the Kodi team announced Friday. Just don't expect perfection. "It's not finished yet and may contain missing features and bugs," the team wrote. Kodi, for the uninitiated, works with your existing digital media files — things like movies, television shows, music, podcasts, and photos — and won't replace your subscriptions to video streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu, or music streaming apps, such as Spotify or Pandora. Instead, Kodi's utility is its support for a wide range of file types and extensive cross-device compatibility. If you use already use Kodi, you'll find that it looks pretty much exactly the same on Xbox One … [Read more...] about Kodi Launches on Xbox One, But Don’t Expect Perfection