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In the two years since we launched the current Raspberry Pi Model B, we’ve often talked about our intention to do one more hardware revision to incorporate the numerous small improvements people have been asking for. This isn’t a “Raspberry Pi 2?, but rather the final evolution of the original Raspberry Pi. Today, I’m very pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability, at $35 – it’s still the same price, of what we’re calling the Raspberry Pi Model B+.
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new-imac
If you’ve been wanting an Apple desktop but didn’t want to shell out the cash for either an iMac or the Mac Pro, you’re in luck: a new, cheaper iMac goes on sale today. For $1,099 (that’s $200 less than the previous bottom model) the new 21.5-inch desktop looks just like every other iMac from the outside, but its Core i5 chip is dual-core with merely 1.4Ghz.
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The Hour of Code 2013

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What is Hour of Code
It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics — on a browser, smartphone, or “unplugged”. The online tutorials won’t require any prior experience.  (more…)

crypto-locker
Over the past several weeks, a handful of frantic Microsoft Windows users have written in to ask what they might do to recover from PC infections from “CryptoLocker,”  the generic name for an increasingly prevalent and nasty strain of malicious software that encrypts your files until you pay a ransom. Unfortunately, the answer for these folks is usually either to pay up or suck it up. This post offers a few pointers to help readers avoid becoming the next victim.  (more…)