RISC OS Released For Raspberry Pi

Owners of the $35 Raspberry Pi mini computer might be pleased to learn that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has today announced the availability of RISC OS for the Raspberry Pi.

Originally RISC OS was released back in 1987 as Arthur 1.20 designed for ARM architecture systems, and developed by Acorn Computers for use with their 1987 range of Archimedes computers, equipped with the RISC Machine CPU.


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Windows 8 Running On Original Microsoft 40 Inch Surface Coffee Table (video)

Anyone who wondered what Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system would look like on the original touchscreen Surface devices released by Microsoft long before their tablet devices where announced, will be interested in the video after the break.

Microsoft’s original surface touchscreen devices was a massive 40 inch display running a bespoke version of Windows 7. Now YouTube user “slymick” has loaded Windows 8 on to an old style Surface and created a quick demonstration video showing it in action, check it out after the break.

Windows 8 Surface

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Eton BoostTurbine And BoostBloc Portable Battery Pack Chargers Launch

Eton first unveiled their new range of portable charging devices back in IFA 2012 in September, now Eton has revealed prices for their  Etón BoostTurbine And BoostBloc Portable Battery Packs.

Starting with the Eton BoostTurbine charging packs which features a hand crank that is able to generate power via its integrated hand crank. With one minute of winding generating enough juice to power an emergency call or a few texts from a smartphone.

Eton BoostTurbine

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Siri vs Google Voice Search (video)

If you have ever wondered which of the two personal voice assistants provides the fastest results the video created by Gizmodo after the jump might be worth watching.

The team put Siri head-to-head against Google Voice Search asking them both the same questions to see which was able to recover the desired information in the fastest time.

Siri vs Google Voice

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LogMeIn Cubby Cloud Storage Service Enters Open Beta

Back in July 2012 LogMeIn, who is more widely known for its remote control applications, announced that they were creating a cloud storage service called Cubby. Well their new service has now entered its open beta development stage.

LogMeIn is offering a whopping 25GB of free storage to users that generate enough referrals to the new Cubby Cloud Storage service, with unlimited syncing of content across all your PCs and Macs, using their newly designed DirectSync software.

LogMeIn Cubby Cloud Storage

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GTA 5 Now Officially Available To Pre-Order Announces Rockstar

Gamers looking forward to the official launch of the new Grand Theft Auto 5 game, will be pleased to learn that from today you can now pre-order GTA 5 in the UK, Canada and the US.

The news follows on from the details about the GTA 5 characters you will be able to play, which were leaked yesterday, and Rockstar Games has also released some new artwork for their new game which can be downloaded from their website.

GTA 5 Pre-orders

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iPad Bluetooth Pivoting Keyboard Case Launches For $210

If you are looking for a portable keyboard to use with your iPad tablet you might be interested in this innovative iPad case which conceals a pivoting QWERTY keyboard.

The design of the case incorporates a split keyboard which neatly folds back in to the case when not in use. However the case doesn’t come cheap and is priced at an expensive $210, which definitely puts it at the top of the keyboard case range for iPads.

iPad Case

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Verizon Wireless Shutting Its App Store In 2013

Verizon Wireless has today announced that it will be closing the doors on its App Store starting in January 2013, with all closure completed by March 27th.

The App Store which is loaded on to Blackberry and Android devices was launched by Verizon Wireless back in March 2010 branded with their logo and colours.

Verizon Wireless

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Apple Lightning To Micro USB Adapter Arrives In the US

Apple owners in the US might be pleased to learn that Apple has now added their new Lightning connector to micro USB adapter to their US website.  The new  Lightning to Micro USB Adapter is now available to purchase for $19. Removing the need for US Apple owners to import the adapter from the UK as they have had to do in the past.

Apple Lightning To Micro USB

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Amazon Prime Launches $7.99 Monthly Subscription Plan

This month Amazon has started testing a new monthly subscription to its Prime members service, as an alternative to the $79 a year cost. The new monthly subscription of just $7.99 now makes Amazon more competitive to the likes of Netflix and Hulu who also offer monthly subscriptions.

However the new monthly subscription plan does cost an additional $16.88 when compared to paying up front for a full year of the Prime service.

Amazon Prime

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AViiQ 5200mAh Portable Battery Pack Now Available For $170

If you are looing for a portable power source to help keep your gadgets juiced up whilst away from the grid, you might be interested in the new AViiQ Portable Battery Pack, which comes equipped with a 5200 mAh rechargeable battery.

The AViiQ Portable Battery Pack comes with a 4 port USB hub and a cable management rack to help keep all your cable in some sort of order and everything can be protected within the supplied portable zipper case.

AViiQ Portable Battery Pack

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Opera Desktop Browser 12.10 Final Version Launches

Opera has now released the final version of its Opera 12.10 browser to the world, moving is out of the beta development stage it entered just over a month ago.

The new Opera 12.10 browser is packed with new features includes more powerful extension support, and “Live Tiles” which can be used to display Pinterest trends, Facebook photographs, weather and more.

Opera 12-10

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