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Raspberry Pi Zero

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new miniature $5 computer: Raspberry Pi Zero. This new device is, with a 1 GHz ARM11 core, 40% faster than the original Raspberry Pi. It has 512MB RAM and an identical 40-pin GPIO header as its older brothers, but it just measures 65mm x 30mm x 5mm.

[via Raspberry Pi Foundation]

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Elders React To The Oculus Rift

Watch the Elders React to new technology as they dive into virtual reality using the Oculus Rift.

ELDERS REACT TO OCULUS RIFT

[via finebros]

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Connect Four Robot

MIT student Patrick Mccabe made a robot that can play Connect Four. If you want to build one yourself, you can find more information on his website.

Connect Four Robot Built At MIT

[via the world’s best ever]

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Ballad of a WiFi Hero

Ballad of a WiFi Hero is an exclusive animated adaptation of the famed McSweeney’s Internet Tendency piece, “In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero,” by Mike Lacher. Rejoice!

Ballad of a WiFi Hero (McSweeney's and Vulture Exclusive)

[via reddit]

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Origins of User Interface Symbols [Infographic]

We all use the play, pause and power buttons a couple of times a day. But how did these symbols come into existence?

OriginsofCommonUISymbols
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[Via visual.ly]

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“Box” Projection Mapping

Projection mapping is the art of using physical objects as display surfaces and turning them into something else visually. This video of Box is an impressive demonstration of the technology.

[via geek.com]

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The evolution of the PlayStation controller [Infographic]

PSMania made an infographic that shows the evolution of the PlayStation controller, from the PS1 up to the PS4.

PS controller

[Via PSMania]

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Phone Button Layout

Why are phone buttons laid out as they are? Sarah Wiseman discusses.

Phone Buttons – Numberphile

[via numberphile]

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Polybius, A Song Played on Old Hard Drives and Video Game Consoles

Scottish artist and filmmaker James Houston utilises dead media as a musical instrument in this latest video with Julian Corrie who wrote and performs the song.

[via laughingsquid]

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Punch Card Programming

How did punch card systems work? Professor Brailsford delves further into the era of mainframe computing with this hands-on look at punch cards.

Punch Card Programming – Computerphile

[Via Computerphile]