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New $10 Raspberry Pi Zero comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

The original Raspberry Pi Zero was a tremendously compact little computer. It was released when we still thought the original Raspberry Pi was almost comically small. Still, aside from lingering supply issues (namely it was never in stock anywhere thanks to its $5 price), it was almost more of a sketch of a computer than a complete one. Getting any kind of connectivity required either a breakout board, or a USB adapter, either of which...

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FCC Locks Down Router Firmware

For years, we have been graced with consumer electronics that run some form of Linux, have a serial port on the circuit board somewhere, and are able to be upgraded through official and unofficial means. That digital picture frame you got for Christmas in 2007 and forgot to regift in 2008? That’s a computer, and it would make a wonderful Twitter feed display. Your old Linksys WRT54G router? You can make a robotic lawnmower out of...