Raspberry Pi 512MB review

Price: $41.80  |  From: au.element14.com  |  Rating: 9 out of 10. Editor’s Choice!The original Pi had two main issues: its relatively low 700MHz clock speed and its smallish 256MB cache of RAM. Since its release factory-backed overclocking to 1GHz has become a reality and the RAM issue has now been addressed with this new second-gen…

Guide to Raspberry Pi (Part 2) – Making the Pi work

Given the Raspberry Pi gives you nothing more than a circuit board you’ll need to supply a few extras of your own in order to turn it into a fully functional computer. While the Pi supports a composite video output meaning you could use almost any video display the simplest option is an HDMI-capable monitor.…

Best of CES 2012, part 2: the best of the rest from this year’s CES

Smartphones tablets Ultrabooks and smart TVs were always going to dominate the headlines covering this week’s Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas but some of the most interesting and unexpected tech lurks on the sidelines to the major draws. Here we take a whistlestop tour through the frenetic fringe of CES 2012 where big…

Let’s get physical: how 3D printing works

Forget Express Post: in the not too distant future you may be able to send a small gift to your grandchild by emailing her a 3D data file then having her manufacture it on the spot using a 3D printer in her lounge room. Give it a few minutes and she’ll have a physical toy…