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IoT is not happening, says ARM

The internet of things is not happening yet, says a executive at processor firm ARM. Despite the marketing hype around the market for internet-enabled wristbands and fitness monitors, the market is being sen as slow to develop. ARM, one of the biggest promoters of the market, does not yet…

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Hi-fi card for Raspberry Pi A and B plus models

Element14 has launched a second hi-fi audio card for Raspberry Pi, this time for the A+ and B+, called the Cirrus Logic Audio Card. Previously it introduced a hi-fi card for the model A and B based on the same WM5102 chip – which was branded Wolfson until Cirrus…

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Raspberry Pi to be launched into space

Two Raspberry Pi computers are to be taken into space. British Astronaut Tim Peake will take the Raspberry Pis to the International Space Station as part of a school coding competition organised by UK Space and the European Space Agency. School students will be asked to devise and code their…

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Multi-room audio from Microchip

Microchip has released the fourth-generation of its JukeBlox multi-room audio platform. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module is based on Microchip’s DM920 Wi-Fi network media processor, which has 2.4 and 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 and Ethernet. It has…

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum returns, as Vega

With the blessing of Sir Clive Sinclair, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum could return through a crowd-funded project on Indiegogo. To be called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega, it will come pre-loaded with 1,000 Spectrum games. It is the brainchild of a Luton-based start-up called Retro…

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ARM, Freescale and TI sign up for Qt embedded

Processor developers ARM, Freescale and Texas Instruments have joined the Qt Partner Programme. This will significantly expand the availability of Qt-verified reference boards. Qt is a pre-configured embedded device development environment with an optimised software stack which can be deployed on reference boards for the development of user…

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RS makes the Intel - Arduino connection

Intel’s Edison embedded computing development platform which includes a board for Arduino is now being sold by RS Components. The Intel Edison module is built around a dual-core, dual-threaded 500MHz Intel Atom CPU and a 100MHz 32-bit Intel Quark microcontroller. “The Intel Edison platform represents an…

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