IBM Designs 1x1 mm Computer 2018-03-20 15:04 UTC
IBM designs a 1x1 mm computer that is about equivalent to an x86 chip from 1990.


That's the size of a large grain of common table salt. You can put that anywhere. They propose usage in inventory control and tracking.

It could be equip with a solar cell and a communication module.

New Raspberry Pi 3 B+ still at $35USD 2018-03-14 13:30 UTC
Happy pi day in USA.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new pi on pi day (USA 3/14/2018). It has been two years since their last release, a Raspberry Pi 3 B.


* It's CPU runs at 1.4GHz vs the old one at 1.2GHz. Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.4GHz
* The built-in wifi is improved at 2.4GHz and 5GHz. IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE
* Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0 (maximum throughput 300 Mbps)

Other specs are about the same.

The input power requirements are 5 Volts at 2.5 Amps DC. It uses much more energy than previous pis.

There is now support for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), but it requires separate PoE HAT

Hair loss fix with tattoos 2018-02-15 04:48 UTC
I was thinking of hair loss and I was thinking of using a Sharpie permanent marker on my scalp. But then I thought of tattoos...
I did a search and found that many people have done this.
Here's a guy who does micro tattoos on scalps to "restore" hair.

Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 Leak 2018-02-14 18:35 UTC
Are we getting a new Raspberry Pi? An updated Raspberry Pi 3? A new Raspberry Pi 4?
Very likely according to LINK
It is also their "birthday" at the end of the month ( Feburary ).

OpenShot Video Editor 2018-02-13 06:07 UTC
I found this easy to use open source video editor. I just needed a video joiner/merger that's easy to use as I am not experienced with video editing.

This is their website:

And on github:

If you're using Debian, use Synaptic Package Manager. And similarly use your linux distro's package manager. Look for openshot, one word. Installs without a fuss. You will find an icon in your start menu.

The $500 USD LED 2018-01-25 00:56 UTC
For $500 USD you can get a super LED. It has heat pipes, huge aluminum radiator fins and requires a huge power supply.

The company that produces this claims this blinding light output is good for stage lighting.

Model: COB – BC160H, BC270H
Light type: 5600K 'daylight' or 3200K yellowish/warm
Lumens: 23000 or 20000
Power used: 450 Watts
Input Current: 12 Amps
Input Voltage: 35V – 39 Volts
Emission Angle: 120°