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You Can Now Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Computer

Just two weeks after releasing the first build of his RaspAnd operating system based on Google's Android 8.1 Oreo mobile OS, Arne Exton today announced a new version with support for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ computer.

RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 Build 180717 is basically identical with RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 Build 180707 except for the fact that it now also supports the latest Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, which features a more powerful 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE 4.2, faster Ethernet, and Power-over-Ethernet support.
RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Model B+ – Build 180717 (two versions) – with Google Play Store, Aptoide TV and TeamViewer

EWS 180717: My build of RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 is ready. It’s the first RaspAnd build with Android Oreo 8.1 and the first RaspAnd build to work on the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. All installed apps (including Google Play Services and Google Play Store) have been updated to the latest available version by 180717. Read about all other included apps below. While downloading RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 Build 180717 you will also get RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 180529, which works much better than RaspAnd Oreo 8.1.
NEWS later 180717: I’ve also uploaded a mini version of RaspAnd Oreo 8.1. It has only the absolute necessary apps pre-installed. I. e. GAPPS (Google Play Services with Google Play Store) and a Browser – Via Browser (Fast and Light – Geeks Best Choice). Watch a screenshot showing all installed apps in the mini version of RaspAnd Oreo. The mini version of RaspAnd Oreo is somewhat faster than the “big” version. The advantage is also that you can install the apps you really need. REMEMBER: The fewer apps you have installed the faster RaspAnd will run.
$9 for two different versions is cheap I recon.
 
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Solder and Lego required: The Register builds glorious Project Alias gizmo to deafen Alexa

Readers, we asked you what materials we should use to construct homebrew gadget Project Alias – which deafens smart speakers – and a whopping 40 per cent of you demanded Lego.
While the owner of the Lego was away for the weekend, the brick bins were raided and a box built to hold the Alias. It looked a bit launchpaddy to us, which meant the final, Lego-based, hat could really only be one thing...



You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias

Project Alias is a homebrew gizmo that aims to deafen Alexa and Google Home until a user is good and ready for the creepy little cylinders to pay attention.
If you have access to a 3D printer you can also add the cover, which looks like someone has been a bit poorly on top of your home automation assistant, or held it over a fire.


Alternatively, you could simply not put the creepy things in your home and point your phone at a good old-fashioned Bluetooth speaker to make music play, which is what many smart speakers seem to end up doing these days. ®
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Bit out of date,from February this year.

Raspberry Pi opens first High Street store in Cambridge

The team behind the pocket-sized Raspberry Pi computer is opening its first high street store in the city where it was invented.
In a move bucking the online retail trend, the company will open an "experimental space" in Cambridge.
The firm will also now offer a new starter kit of parts - to accompany the popular tiny computer.
Founder Eben Upton said he hoped the shop would attract customers who were "curious" about the brand.

The store opens in Cambridge's Grand Arcade shopping centre on Thursday.

Bit more recently, even the crims are cutting down their running costs,


Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab


A tiny Raspberry Pi computer has been used to steal data from Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the space agency has revealed.
An audit report reveals the gadget was used to take about 500MB of data.
It said two of the files that were taken dealt with the international transfer of restricted military and space technology.
The attacker who used the device to hack the network went undetected for about 10 months.
Remote rover
The malicious hacker won access to the Jet Propulsion Lab internal network via the Raspberry Pi by hijacking its user account.
Although the Pi had been attached to the network by the employee, lax controls over logging meant Nasa administrators did not know it was present, said the report.

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Raspberry Pi 4 review: finally ready to replace your desktop PC

With up to 4GB RAM, the new Pi 4 is prepared for everything from the workshop to the desktop. It's the most complete Pi yet

"Three years after the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 there's finally a completely new model of the credit card sized computer. This time around the hardware is getting a huge update – the biggest since the first version was launched in 2012.
Keeping with convention, the new model comes in the guise of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B and is three times as powerful as the Pi 3. Overall it's over 15 times faster than the original Raspberry Pi and puts in a better performance on the desktop than some traditional budget PCs we've used.



Eben Upton, the CEO of Raspberry Pi's commercial trading arm, has described the latest model as "basically a regular PC now", and he's not wrong. The Pi 4 is ready to become the device it was always intended to be. However you measure it, the new model is significantly more powerful than previous iterations of the hardware and it really does stand up as an entry-level PC for day-to-day use."


5 Reasons Why Raspberry Pi 4 Could Be Your Next DAW Computer


"You’ve probably heard of the Raspberry Pi, but may until now have thought of it as something better suited to hobbyists and hackers - a novelty computer that lacked the power to play a serious part in a music setup. But that may have changed with the announcement of the fourth generation model with some seriously beefed up specs. So could now be the time to start using one at the heart of your studio? Here are five reason why it could be."


Windows 10 reported to be available for Raspberry Pi!


"This unofficial Windows on ARM project lets you install an ARM64 version of Windows 10 to a Raspberry Pi 3/3B+/3A+ with very little hassle. The WoA installer uses some other files to create an SD card on your Windows 10 machine that you can then plug into your Pi."

Ok so the last link is just a tease. :p
 
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Raspberry Pi 4-based Pi-top mini-PC debuts at $199

The Raspberry Pi 4-based Pi-top[4] mini-PC has surpassed its Kickstarter goal, starting at $199. The gizmo has an OLED display, 5-hour battery, fan, and 14 sensor modules plus options including screen/KB and robotics kits.

The Pi-top [4] mini-PC and hacker kit was announced a few weeks back in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B SBC that it’s built around. Now it’s on Kickstarter with early bird packages starting at $199 and shipments due in November.
The Kickstarter site,

pi-top [4] the smarter way to design, code & make anything!

pi-top [4] is the new programmable computing module for makers, creators and innovators.


It has a fully programmable mini screen and buttons, 5-hour internal battery, CPU cooling system and accompanying project kits and components. Powering all of this is the revolutionary Raspberry Pi 4 computer with 4GB of RAM, and a new social making platform called Further.

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