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Raspberry Pi Unveils New $5 Mini-computer

Slashdot - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 2:17pm
An anonymous reader writes: The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled the Pi Zero, a new $5 mini-computer, Thursday morning. The board is the smallest Raspberry Pi yet, containing the first-gen Raspberry Pi's BCM2835 chip (safely overclocked to 1GHz) and 512MB RAM. The latest issue of The Magpi will include a free Raspberry Pi Zero and hits U.K. newsstands Thursday. The announcement came just a few days before the highly anticipated C.H.I.P. $9 mini-computer goes on sale to the public. puddingebola writes: How can they achieve this price, you may ask? "Its 40-pin GPIO header has identical pinouts, although the pads on the circuit board are "unpopulated," meaning you'll have to solder on your own connector. The same goes for the composite video output: The connection is available, but if you need a socket, you must solder it yourself." Dude, go to Radio Shack. Some relevant specs besides those mentioned above, from the blog post linked: Micro-SD card slotmini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video outputMicro-USB sockets for data and powerIdentical pinout to Model A+/B+/2BAn unpopulated composite video header"Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm" New submitter graffitiwriter adds a note that the newest Pi has "already been turned into a retro gaming console. It turns out the Pi Zero is more than capable of running Retro Pie and other emulators, and even has a video output that lets you play games on an old CRT TV."

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Hello Barbie, you are a privacy and security threat

L'Inq - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 2:07pm

Also, eat a burger or something

MPs and peers have just weeks to eyeball UK gov's super-snoop bid

El Reg - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 2:02pm
Meanwhile, vague 'Internet Connection Record' term worries small ISPs

IPB  A joint panel of cross-party politicos and peers have been granted a very small window to scrutinise the Home Office's draft Investigatory Powers Bill.…

Broadband's frequency hunters denied Freeview patch – for now

El Reg - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 1:31pm
Of COM8 and CBeebies: multiplex snare

Freeview is safe. For now. Mobile operators with broadband services were denied the 470-694MHz frequency used by the terrestrial TV service.…

Google Scours 1.2 Million URLs To Conform With EU's "Right To Be Forgotten" Law

Slashdot - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 1:22pm
An anonymous reader writes: According to a Google report the company has evaluated 1,234,092 URLs from 348,085 requests since the EU's May 2014 "right to be forgotten" ruling, and has removed 42% of those URLs. Engadget reports: "To show how it comes to its decisions, the company shared some of the requests it received and its decisions. For example: a private citizen that was convicted of a serious crime, but had that conviction overturned during appeal, had search results about the crime removed. Meanwhile a high ranking public official in Hungary failed to get the results squelched of a decades-old criminal conviction. Of course, that doesn't mean the system is perfect and the company has already been accused of making mistakes."

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Samsung is mass producing 'Through Silicon Via' DDR4 memory in 128GB modules

L'Inq - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 1:20pm

Touted as the largest capacity and the highest energy efficiency of any DRAM modules ever made

Startup Iguaz.io is creating real-time Big Data analytics storage

El Reg - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 1:02pm
Surviving under the waterfall deluge of Big Data

One-year-old Iguaz.io, an Israeli Big Data startup, has just won a $15m A-round from Magma Venture Partners, JVP and large strategic investors. So what's the magic product that grabbed funding so early in the game?…

Qt Creator 3.6 Nears, RC Released

Phoronix - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 1:01pm
The Qt Company has today announced the release of Qt Creator 3.6 Release Candidate 1...

Windows 10: Microsoft reintroduces November update after fixing bug

L'Inq - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 12:46pm

More flip-flops than George Osbourne holidaying in Torremolinos

Top copper Lynne Owens to lead National Crime Agency

El Reg - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 12:37pm
Leaves leafy Surrey for London

Lynne Owens has been announced as the new director general of the National Crime Agency.…

Raspberry Pi Zero: A $5 ARM Board Experience

Phoronix - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 12:37pm
Eben Upton has announced today the latest Raspberry Pi board: the Pi Zero. This board will set you back a mere $5 USD...

HP storage financials: Meh. Meg Whitman needs to make this right

El Reg - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 12:18pm
Final results aren't good for storage bods at HP(E)

+Comment  HP, no HPE, storage's revenues are down again, continuing a longish slump and, with HP Inc (PCs and printers) now undocked from HPE (the rest), many are asking the question: "What next?"…

iPad Pro price, release date and specs

L'Inq - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 12:13pm

Everything you need to know about Apple's 12.9in business-focused tablet

US gourmets sizzle in bacon-scented underwear

El Reg - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 11:59am
'Lovers of naughty bits and breakfast rejoice'

It may be a couple of rashers too far, but we feel obliged to alert readers to the immediate availability bacon-scented undies, courtesy of purveyors of all things pork J&D's Foods.…

Hackers will target businesses through iOS in 2016, warns security firm

L'Inq - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 11:41am

2016 will see increased threats and a better business approach

Android on Windows is disruptive because neither Microsoft nor Google can stop it

El Reg - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 11:35am
A blast from the past: Meet AMIDuOS

Welcome to the DMZ where the world’s two most ubiquitous operating systems meet and eye each other warily. It’s a place where the future platform battles are being shaped.…

What the world needs now is Pi, sweet $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

El Reg - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 11:09am
Ickle Welsh 'puter packs punch, is cheaper than a pricey latte

Our American cousins may be getting stuck in to pumpkin pie today, but Raspberry Pi hopes they'll also appreciate its $5 (£4) Pi Zero computer, which the Blighty outfit launched today.…

Huawei Mate 8 arrives with 6in screen, Kirin 950 and Android 6.0

L'Inq - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 10:57am

Latest handset looks to further boost Chinese firm's share of the market

HPE to open private London drinking club

El Reg - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 10:33am
IT party central at City premises?

It has come to our attention that megacorp Hewlett Packard Enterprise is planning to open a private drinking establishment in its new London nerve centre, for the benefit of "employees, officers, guests and persons attending bona fide private functions".…

Dumb Facebook word cloud quiz defends its privacy policies

L'Inq - Thu, 26/11/2015 - 10:04am

Clears up a lot of controversies