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Raspberry Pi Sales Restrictions Are Lifted

As we've noted recently, when it comes to the top open source stories of 2012, it's clear that one of the biggest is the proliferation of tiny, inexpensive Linux-based computers at some of the smallest form factors ever seen. And, the diminutive, credit card-sized Raspberry Pi (shown at left), priced at $25 and $35, is one of the most widely followed of these miniature systems. Now, the folks behind Raspberry Pi have announced that strict sales restrictions on the devices have been lifted. In a blog post, the Raspberry Pi team announced that restrictions that required purchasing only one device per customer have been lifted. The restrictions were in...

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Galaxy S3 Bumps Samsung's Lead Over Apple, Say Analysts

The gap between Samsung and Apple in the smartphone arena widened in the second quarter, according to a Reuters poll of analysts. [Read more]...

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MeeGo’s ‘Saviour’ Heads To China: Jolla Signs Deal With Chinese Retailer D.Phone

Jolla Mobile — Meego’s saviour in the making — is certainly ambitious, perhaps insanely so. The Finnish startup made up of a crack team of ex-Nokians is already committed to release not one but two Meego-powered smartphones, launching a new handset brand along the way. It’s early days, of course, the company doesn’t even have its own website yet, but today news comes of a tie-up with Chinese mobile phone retailer D.Phone that begins to hint at how this might just work. First announced via a tweet (what’s a startup to do without a website), Jolla has signed a ‘Sales and Distribution agreement’ with D.Phone...

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XBMC for Android Set-Top Boxes is Coming Soon

The XBMC team has announced that it has been working on porting a fully fledged version of the open source media centre to Android. The application is aimed at set-top boxes but should work on other devices too...

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Raspberry Pi in Space: Putting the Linux PC Into Orbit

A thriving home-brew community is already putting the credit card-sized PC to use in drones and robots. The device's designer, Eben Upton, wants to see it in rockets and satellites, too...

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