The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveils the Raspberry Pi Pico, the company’s first microcontroller based on the RP2040 chip. Fabricated on a 40nm process node, it boasts a dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processor running @ 133MHz with 264KB of on-chip RAM, multiple I/O options, DMA controller, 16 x PWM channels, 2MB of flash memory, a power supply chip that supports input voltages from 1.8-5.5V, a single push button, and a single LED. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on video review, and additional information.
The NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit not only lets you discover the power of AI as well as robotics, but it’s a fully functional Linux micro PC, all for $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $59. It’s supported by the JetPack SDK, which comes with NVIDIA container runtime and a full Linux software development environment, enabling developers to package their applications for Jetson with all its dependencies into a single container that is designed to work in any deployment. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on video review and a how to run emulated games tutorial.
Coleshome 47-inch Computer Desk has plenty of room for a multi-monitor setup, and you can get one for $62.99 shipped with coupon code: VS3EY4U9, today only, originally $169.99. The desk’s surface is both waterproof and covered in anti-scratch material, so basic accidents shouldn’t damage anything, while adjustable leg pads provide 1cm-2cm to keep things stable even on uneven surfaces. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: VS3EY4U9 during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Razer’s Project Brooklyn gaming chair aims to take immersion to the next level. At first glance it appears to be a standard carbon fiber gaming chair with RGB lighting, but it quickly transforms into a fully immersive experience, complete with panoramic visuals from a 60” rollout OLED display. Tactile feedback is built directly into seat, and 4D armrests roll out, double as adjustable peripheral tables. For added comfort, the leather-stitched seat back is constructed in such a way to help maintain perfect posture throughout gaming marathons. Read more for a video and additional information.
Now that more social media services are offering desktop versions of their most popular features (Instagram Stories, etc.), it’s only fitting to have a computer with a rotating display. Meet the Lenovo Yoga AIO 7 desktop with Windows 10. Its rotatable hinge feature oin the 27-inch 4K IPS panel can easily be swiveled from horizontal to a full vertical position using just a finger. Just tilt the viewing angle from completely flat to up to 20° for more comfort. Read more for a video preview and additional information.
Crucial’s MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5″ Internal SSD is quick way to turbocharge your computer, and you can get one for $84.99 shipped, today only, originally $114.99. It’s around 5-times faster than a traditional platter hard drive, offering sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s and random reads/writes up to 95k/90k on all file types. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Fujifilm recently announced that it has achieved a world record 317 Gbpsi recording density with data storage tapes using a new magnetic particle called Strontium Ferrite (SrFe)4. The team collaborated with IBM Research to mark the development of landmark technology that can produce data cartridges with the capacity of 580 terabytes (TB), approximately 50 times greater than the capacity of current cartridges, or the data equivalent to 120,000 DVDs. Read more for a video and additional information.
The WD_Black 500GB SN750 is a budget-priced NVMe internal gaming SSD that doesn’t lack in performance, and you can get one for $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Its ultra transfer speeds provide users with near-instant access to their games and files, allowing them to get back into game action more quickly, while also boosting the system’s overall responsiveness. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Razer’s DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse is also great for productivity, and you can get one for $19.99, today only, originally $49.99. You’ll be able to get the ultimate gaming performance with its 6,400 DPI optical sensor and 5 Hyperesponse buttons, all of which are independently programmable to give you advanced controls for a competitive edge. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Designer Benjamin Bezine wanted to create an automated film scanner, but in an unconventional way. So, he decided to use a Raspberry Pi mini computer, LEGO pieces, and a mirrorless camera that uses machine learning to scan entire rolls of film. The version you’re about to see is the fourth-generation Roboscan model, with the biggest upgrade being the Raspberry Pi and using machine learning to detect when a photo is properly framed before activating the camera to fire. Read more for a video and additional information.