* Posts by Hugo CHAV

9 posts • joined 17 Sep 2010

Raspberry Pi celebrates fourth birthday with fruity version 3


Seems like it "has't got"s are down to 2+Gb of Ram and GB Ethernet, but I'm not sure thats really that important, for allot of applications other than desktop PC it's processor is overpowered.

Whilst it seems reasonable that a version that will support faster bus USB3, GB Ethernet is in the pipeline, its now pulling 2+A at 5v now, so your likely looking at a 15 Watt device that is not going to last long on small batteries

I think a more mature line up would include lower power, lower profile units (which seems to be the plan) for IOT and low power robotics and control, and likely sell a lot of units, vs a higher power unit which starts to compete, once you add a screen and peripherals with budget pc and similar commercial devices.

To me the family aspect of it becomes more important, we know there are similar fruit inspired products that trump the RPi on features and performance, if Raspberry want to grow the commercial aspects low power, low cost, low footprint, customisable is the way to go, rather than (or as well) as micro PC.

From what I understand from the Element 14 Launch that is pretty much what they are doing.

Turbocharged quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 unleashed, global geekgasm likely


Re: Competitors dead in the water?

When was the last time you could get such significant upgrade of a PC for $35, i can just see pretty much anyone who has one upgrading, having said that the price point leaves it with only OK memory and bandwidth, so there should still be room for commercial competitors, ( I think a UK charitable trust killing commercial competitors completely might not be such a great Idea politically also)

iPhone 4S pre-orders obliterate sales records


Jurno's epic fail

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/fail_32.png, Given the reception in the press after the launch, I would hope that pretty much every technology journalist and pundit go's back to school. Clearly most of the industry experts completely missed this. what is happening here?

RIM share price nosedives following stinky numbers


Best BB ever

Its not like they have not got good product, my current BB, a Bold i think , recently obsoleted by latest version , Is a better phone and messaging device than pretty much anything i have used since the legendary Nokia 3210, stripped back to what we use smartphones for its better than an iPhone or Android clone, what its rubbish at is internet and Apps, which after you have had your initial fun with stay in the box anyway, they use to much battery and away from home where they would be most use, cost too much because of high cost of roaming, leaving you with an inferior product.

But like many superior products in the past fashion and good enough functionality will do for it, poor old RIM. http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/fail_32.png

'Lion' Apple Mac OS X 10.7: Sneak Preview

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20 Quid

They got that bit right.

iPad 2: Apple forced to make carrier concessions



Anything that disrupts the carrier stranglehold on roaming charges is OK by me.

A smartphone is not a smartphone without services, as soon as you step across the border my extremely expensive smartphone dies, you don't even have an option to upgrade or select another network.

Figuring out the labyrinth of plans and charges you need to use it any place is just crazy, and if you do want to communicate organise it in advance don't go at short notice and expect to sort something out when you get there.The mobile phone suppliers/carriers deliver appalling service and value in this regards.

So if Apple can figure out a way to drill some sense into this section of the market, good luck to them.

I guess the USA is different in this respect,

Antique Nimrod subhunters scrapped – THANK GOODNESS!



I think there are still some Shakleton's kicking around

£1bn+ Royal Navy destroyer finally fires 'disgraceful' weapon


Jumble Sale

When they decommission even more frigates as to afford a carrier fleet, there should be a whole load of Harpoon as CIWS stuff lying about on the dock to strap to the 45"s in the manner of a hairy chest wig to make the Daring mariners feel more butch.

Trident delay by the Coalition: Cunning plan, or bad idea?



I agree with Lewis on this, we should just bite the bullet and cough up.

Technology wise we should do what the yanks do if they will transfer the technology, Attempts to build something cheaper locally will cost much more.

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