Tuesday, March 22, 2016

1 million UK students will receive a free Micro:bit

The idea of a small and easy to program microcomputer is old by now. Raspberry Pi was the first to introduce a true low-cost PC for kids to start programming, and soon more followed. Following the same idea, BBC introduces the Micro:bit. A tiny programmable computer that will get distribute to schools around UK that applied for it.

1 million lucky students and their teachers will receive a Micro:bit. The Micro:bit was codeveloped by more than 20 companies and organisations. Some of which are Microsoft, that provided the programming languages (Touch develop and block editor), Samsung with an Android App, the Lancaster university which created the runtime kernel, and many more.

The Micro:bit box will include a USB cable and a battery holder. Teachers will also get a small manual with starter project to get students going in programming the devices.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chinese Are Taking Over! Elephone p4000 leaked!

I've been quite impressed with all the Chinese smartphones that are coming out from... well from China. A couple of days ago a new model was leaked on the interwebs and I stumbled upon out of curiosity. I'm currently searching for a smartphone and will probably get a "Chinese" smartphone.

Here is a vid:

Some leaked specs:
CPU: MTK 6735
Screen: 5.0" FHD
GPU: Mali t720

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Linux at the Greek Elections 2015

Fans of the Facebook page of a minor political party spotted Linux machines being used in their central offices.

A quote from their page:
"We love Linux and Open Source software, here at the Centrist Union"
Centrist Union is the name of the party (Google Translate) 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Top 10 Free & Paid Joomla Slider Extensions

Here are the top 10 most popular, highest rated, and recommended free Joomla Slider extensions for download at the Joomla Extensions Directory.

Friday, August 2, 2013

The first Symphony CMS Theme on Themeforest

Rocking Parallax iPhone App Showcase

This is the first Symphony CMS theme available on Themeforest! Themeforest announced a competition or race for theme developers to develop themes for Symphony. The first 10 submissions will get a reward of $4.500 in total! That is 10 x $400 + 1 x $500 bonus.