How To Play Quake (Again) On Your Raspberry Pi

A month ago, the folks at Raspberry Pi announced that they now had access, thanks to Broadcomm, to an open driver for the BCM21553 cellphone processor chip. This meant that DIYers now had complete access to the board and would be able to access the onboard Raspberry BCM2835 chip (a similar chip to the BCM21553) with an open source driver – as long as someone ported it over from the BCM21553. Read More

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Moto G Has Turned Motorola’s U.K. Fortunes Around, Study Finds

Turns out the ‘G’ in Moto G stands for ‘Go!’. Motorola’s well-reviewed sub-$ 200 Android handset has given Motorola an unexpected boost in the U.K. — a market where the brand had gone into near-total stasis. Read More
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Neil Young’s PonoPlayer Passes $5m In Kickstarter Pledges

The portable music player is alive and well. Pono Music’s PonoPlayer just crossed the $ 5 million milestone on Kickstarter, making it the fourth most funded project in the site’s history. Twelve thousand backers have pledged enough to pre-order the device. And there is still 16 days to go on its campaign. Read More

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Philips Introduces Android-Powered 4K TVs Coming Later This Year

Google TV is likely going away entirely, to be replaced by a familiar face – Android. Philips has just unveiled new Ultra HD (4K, whatever you prefer) TVs (via 9to5Google) that will be running Google’s mobile OS when they hit stores in Q2 of this year. The sets seem to be coming to Europe and Russia first, but it won’t be long before the little Android bot makes its way to all of… Read More
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Meet Astro Teller, Head Of Moonshots At Google’s Project X Lab

Astro Teller has your dream job, currently serving as the Captain of Moonshots at the Google[x] lab. There, he dreams and creates things like Google Glass, smart contact lenses, balloons that bring the Internet to the most remote regions, and many other seemingly impossible projects he and his team hope will one day become reality. Read More

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