Chris Smith, who originally wrote games for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, has designed a machine that will play all the original games. Now there is a crowd-sourcing campaign on Indiegogo to get it into production. If all goes well, it will come with 1,000 games pre-loaded, and will run any of the estimated 14,000 games available. CHris must know his ...
Apparently each data centre has its own “unique pitch” when it comes to the processing of data, and this has attracted the attention of a musician. He has turned information crunching into electronic music… New Scientist picks up the story. Aviva Rutkin writes: The ambient hum of European data centres has been turned into electronic music. The first composition, based on machines at Birmingham ...
Google has announced the winners of its 'Google I/O Develop for Good global hackathon'. Apparently, more than 30,000 developers gathered at 350+ I/O Extended events in 172 countries around the world, and they were invited to participate.
Google has announced the winners of its 2012 Google Science Fair. From thousands of entries from more than 100 countries, it has selected the 15 top projects.
The power of the Pi... Check out this post on the Design Spark blog about a pair of Raspberry Pi computers emulating VAX computers (MicroVAX 3900 hardware), which can then be configured to form a VMScluster...
Just a quick post to flag there's a new issue of MagPi, an interesting looking magazine from the Raspberry Pi guys, featuring highlights and developments around the development board. It's issue #2 to be precise.
I don't know if you have been following the Raspberry Pi project - it looks very promising material for Gadget Masters - but a £20 Raspberry Pi computer sold for £3,500 on eBay last night, writes Steve Bush. It is intended to cost under £20 when it goes into production.
Here's a good book for all budding Gadget Masters that has only just come to my attention - 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer by Randy Sarafan, who is described as a New Media artist but may be better known to you through his work for the excellent Instructables.com.
Check out this teardown of a Sony VAIO Z Series laptop with a Quad SSD. Carrying out the dissection is the product's project leader, Takamitsu Kasai.