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March 5, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn, Post has been corrected. See bottom for details
The Raspberry Pi, a $35 computer about the size of a credit card, made headlines last week when all of the 10,000 units available for pre-order were snatched up just minutes after they went on sale. Even after the units had sold out, international interest in the computer was so rabid that the websites of the two retailers authorized to sell it -- Premier Farnell and RS Components -- crashed under the weight of the traffic. "We weren't surprised by the enthusiastic reaction," said Eben Upton, executive director of the U.K.-based Raspberry Pi Foundation . "But we were surprised by the scale of the number of people who were trying to buy them.
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March 6, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
The Raspberry Pi, a $35 computer about the size of a credit card, made headlines last week when all the 10,000 units available for pre-order were snatched up just minutes after they went on sale. Even after the units had sold out, international interest in the computer was so rabid that the websites of the two retailers authorized to sell it — Premier Farnell and RS Components Ltd. — crashed under the weight of the traffic. "We weren't surprised by the enthusiastic reaction," said Eben Upton, executive director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation in Britain.
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March 6, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
The Raspberry Pi, a $35 computer about the size of a credit card, made headlines last week when all the 10,000 units available for pre-order were snatched up just minutes after they went on sale. Even after the units had sold out, international interest in the computer was so rabid that the websites of the two retailers authorized to sell it — Premier Farnell and RS Components Ltd. — crashed under the weight of the traffic. "We weren't surprised by the enthusiastic reaction," said Eben Upton, executive director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation in Britain.
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March 5, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn, Post has been corrected. See bottom for details
The Raspberry Pi, a $35 computer about the size of a credit card, made headlines last week when all of the 10,000 units available for pre-order were snatched up just minutes after they went on sale. Even after the units had sold out, international interest in the computer was so rabid that the websites of the two retailers authorized to sell it -- Premier Farnell and RS Components -- crashed under the weight of the traffic. "We weren't surprised by the enthusiastic reaction," said Eben Upton, executive director of the U.K.-based Raspberry Pi Foundation . "But we were surprised by the scale of the number of people who were trying to buy them.
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June 22, 2000 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shares of Procom Technology Inc., a Santa Ana computer data storage company, jumped nearly 35% Wednesday after a well-known technology periodical issued an upbeat analysis of the company. Procom's stock closed at $57, up $14.75 a share, after reaching a high for the day of $74 in extremely heavy Nasdaq trading. A total of 8.7 million shares changed hands, nearly 90 times the stock's average daily volume of 98,100 over the past three months.
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April 13, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
The much hyped and eagerly awaited Raspberry Pi -- a $35 computer the size of a credit card -- is finally moving out of the testing room and into consumers' hands. If you were one of the lucky 10,000 people who were able to pre-order the first run of the Raspberry Pi back in March, you should be receiving your mini-computer by April 20. And by mini, we mean miniature and stripped down. The Raspberry Pi computer is built around the ARM chip that is used in most mobile phones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
The Police Department will have a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today to display its new $3.5-million computer-aided dispatch system and remodeled communications center. Located at the department headquarters, 11301 Acacia Parkway, the new center is the first in Orange County to combine a Windows-based dispatch system with a mobile computer terminal, used by officers in their patrol cars.
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March 5, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Robo-Cheetah doesn't run, it gallops. And it doesn't have a head, because it doesn't need one. It was designed for speed, and it has got plenty of that. Robo-Cheetah can go up to 18 mph, making it the fastest robot on four legs. Robo-Cheetah has completely shattered the previous robotic quadripedal speed record, which was 13.1 mph, set at MIT in 1989, according to a news release on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) website. The robotic Cheetah was developed by the Massachusetts-based engineering company Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA.
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May 24, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt wants to help Britain get its computer science curriculum in order, and he thinks that the $35 Raspberry Pi computer can help. "The success of the BBC Micro in the 1980s shows what's possible," Schmidt said Wednesday during a talk at London's Science Museum called "Why Science Matters. " "There's no reason why Raspberry Pi shouldn't have the same impact, with the right support. " Schmidt's shout-out to the bare-bones computer that is about the size of a credit card, and the price of a textbook, came right after he announced that Google would be sponsoring the charity Teach First in a project to take more than 100 "exceptional" graduates in the computer science field and prepare them to teach in secondary schools.
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June 22, 2000 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shares of Procom Technology Inc., a Santa Ana computer data storage company, jumped nearly 35% Wednesday after a well-known technology periodical issued an upbeat analysis of the company. Procom's stock closed at $57, up $14.75 a share, after reaching a high for the day of $74 in extremely heavy Nasdaq trading. A total of 8.7 million shares changed hands, nearly 90 times the stock's average daily volume of 98,100 over the past three months.
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January 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Christa McAuliffe's brother accused NASA today of exploiting his sister for the sake of publicity and called on the government to abandon for now programs to put everyday people into space. "They shouldn't be using the public for something that's mainly for the government," said Christopher Corrigan, whose sister was chosen to be the first private citizen in space. Corrigan also said he feels that his sister was used by the space program "because she thought it was more safe than it was."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1988
The youngest son of the late state Treasurer Jesse M. Unruh is making his first attempt at public office as a write-in candidate for the Culver City Council. Randy Unruh, 35, a computer consultant and former aide to state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles), said he is concerned with overdevelopment in the city and "wants to keep it a place where families can live." Unruh, who moved to Culver City in August, is running as a write-in candidate because he missed the filing deadline last week.
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