Firefox 51 . . Major Update Available

It’s great to see the Mozilla Foundation updating Firefox with “substantial” improvements . . . features currently exclusive to FF:

This video provides a glimpse of what these new technologies will offer . . the video running on FF-51 with new 3d emulator:

Link to Mozilla Firefox 51 Update Article

Raspberry Pi Has Sold Over 10 Million Units

rasppi2

Raspberry Pi has achieved a milestone. . over 10 million units sold.  These kits appeal to those that also like things like Legos, Chemistry Kits, and PC Builders.   The Linux based SBC (single board computer) has an amazing track record of uses and projects.

In the UK, “Code Club” is geared to introducing this low cost technology to kids . .

rasppi3

Since its launch in 2012, Code Club has helped establish over 3,800 clubs in the UK and over 1,000 clubs in 70 other countries. Run by volunteers, Code Clubs focus on giving 9-11 year olds the opportunity to make things with computers. Right now over 44,000 young people regularly attend Code Clubs in the UK alone, around 40% of whom are girls.

Starter kits plus computer sell for about $75 to $125 usd.

See here for more detail:  Continue reading “Raspberry Pi Has Sold Over 10 Million Units”

Raspberry Pi . . . In Space

Short and interesting video for our Raspberry Pi enthusiasts.   Steve L and I attended a demo this past Tuesday (7/5/2016) . . about “OpenHab” at the “Omaha Linux Users Group” (OLUG) . . in that case, the Pi was used as a smart controller for home automation.

In this case, the Pi is used to conduct very cool experiments on the ISS.

note:   see comment for the “rest of the story . . ”