17 of our favorite Raspberry Pi projects

17 of our favorite Raspberry Pi projects
We're big fans of the Raspberry Pi here at ZDNet. These inexpensive mini computers are amazing -- you can turn them into retro gaming consoles, printer, media servers, smart speakers, and more.Making your own electronics from scratch may seem daunting at first, but we promise: There are plenty of simple, easy, and inexpensive Raspberry Pi projects that don't require you to code. They're great for tinkerers and makers of all ages.Here are our favorite projects.(Not sure what board to use? You can…
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Google Home now supports multiple accounts with voice recognition

Google Home now supports multiple accounts with voice recognition
Google Home now supports up to six different accounts, and users can switch to their own account simply by speaking to the device, Google announced Thursday. Previously, the voice-activated smart speaker could only be connected to a single account.With support for multiple accounts, Google Home can pull up personalized information like playlists and calendar events. A user can link his or her account through the Google Home app. To get the device to …
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Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers a hotbed of unpatched security flaws

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers a hotbed of unpatched security flaws
IOActive Researchers have disclosed the existence of unpatched security flaws in Linksys routers which are exposing thousands of devices to attack.On Wednesday, IOActive senior security consultant Tao Sauvage and independent security researcher Antide Petit said in a blog post that the bugs, discovered late last year, include 10 vulnerabilities ranging in severity th…
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Raspberry Pi challenger Asus Tinker Board hits US: Faster, more memory, $60

Raspberry Pi challenger Asus Tinker Board hits US: Faster, more memory, $60
The Tinker Board is nearly twice the price of the $35 Raspberry Pi 3, but ASUS has focused on higher performance features. Image: CPC Computer maker Asus' recently launched Tinker Board for hardware enthusiasts is now available for purchase in the US.In January the Taiwanese tech company took the wraps off the Tinker Board, which has been available in Europe but until…
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Your new iPhone could soon be made entirely from old iPhones

Your new iPhone could soon be made entirely from old iPhones
Apple Park in Cupertino is on track to be the largest LEED Platinum-certified office building in North America. Apple Apple is pledging to end its reliance on mining minerals altogether and make iPhones, iPad, Macs and other devices entirely out of recycled materials, just not yet. Must read : How to put an end to Wi-Fi frustrations According to Apple's 2017 Enviro…
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​Samsung, SK Telecom launch LTE-R service

​Samsung, SK Telecom launch LTE-R service
Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom have launched South Korea's first LTE-R service, the companies announced.The LTE-R network has been deployed in Line 1 of South Korea's Busan Metro, which is 40.48 kilometers long and covers 40 stations in the region.SK Telecom started deploying the network for testing in February.The companies replaced existing analogue wireless technology used by railway personnel there.The new digital network will allow smooth mi…
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Samsung completes 2nd gen 10-nanometer process

Samsung completes 2nd gen 10-nanometer process
Samsung Electronics has completed the development of its second-generation 10-nanometer process, the company said.The 10-nanometer Lower Power Plus (10LPP) increases performance by 10 percent and consumes 15 percent less power than its predecessor the 10-nanometer Lower Power Early (10LPE) process, the company added.Samsung began mass production of 10-nanometer processors, using the 10LPE process, last year in October. It used the process for its own…
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Bose accused of tracking and sharing customer listening data: Report

Bose accused of tracking and sharing customer listening data: Report
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Bose for allegedly "secretly" tracking the listening habits of its customers through its headphone and speaker companion app Connect.The lawsuit, first reported by Fortune, claims Bose not only collects its customers' private music and audio selections through its Android and iOS application Bose Connect, but also transmits and discloses them to third parties, including San Francisco-based data mining com…
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​Samsung, Amazon partner for HDR10 Plus

​Samsung, Amazon partner for HDR10 Plus
Samsung Electronics and Amazon will collaborate to provide HDR10 Plus videos, the companies announced.The South Korean tech giant will provide various streaming services based on HDR10 Plus on the Amazon Prime Video app.Samsung said the new standard has supplemented HDR10's weakness where some parts of a movie are darker than the content creator intended. HDR10 Plus will have contrast ratio and colors for each frame and allow content creators to expr…
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Qualcomm Q2 tops estimates

Qualcomm Q2 tops estimates
Qualcomm published second quarter financials Wednesday that topped estimates but warned that its looming legal battle with Apple could affect its outlook. The tech giant reported a net income of $749 million, or 50 cents per share. Qualcomm said revenue was $5.02 billion, down 9.6 percent year over year. On an adjusted basis, Qualcomm reported revenue of $5.99 billion with non-GAAP earnings of $1.34 per share.Wall Street was lo…
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