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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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February 24, 2008 | Karen Kaplan, Times Staff Writer
2Amid the tumult of the delivery room, Rohit and Geeta Jain were calm about one thing: Their new baby was sure to be a boy. Six months earlier, the Jains had spent more than $300 for a test that screened a minute quantity of Geeta's blood for traces of male DNA. The testing company said it was 95% accurate in determining the sex of a baby, even as early as the eighth week of pregnancy. After six hours in the delivery room, Rohit gaped as his wife gave birth to a daughter.
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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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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 14, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Nine-year-old Caine Monroy is totally nonplussed by the attention his homemade cardboard arcade received this week after the short film "Caine's Arcade" went viral on the Internet. The documentary was directed by Nirvan Mullick, an L.A. filmmaker who happened upon Caine's cardboard arcade when he tried to buy a car handle for his '96 Corolla from Caine's dad's auto parts shop. The heartwarming 11-minute film got a combined 3.5 million views on Vimeo and YouTube in just four days.
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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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