Cnet has a story about the Webm VP9 video codec. It appears Google will adopt the open and royalty free video compression standard soon. VP9 promises to deliver equivalent quality video at lower bit rates. Apparently Google will use the format for Youtube and Chrome. Open standards are good, I hope this works out.
Many thanks go out to Peter at Raspihub.com for including WeTalkNerdy.tv posts on his site. Raspihub is an aggregator of all the hottest Raspberry Pi news and blog posts from across the Internet. Peter was kind enough to include WeTalkNerdy.tv in his listings and I’m very grateful. Whether you’re new to the Raspberry Pi or a veteran RPi hacker, you will definitely find Raspihub.com a useful resource.
I’m a huge Mythbusters fan. I have been since the very first show. Above is a special 10th Anniversary video put together by super fan Thomas Crenshaw. Awesome. I hope there’s at least 10 more years to come!
AT&T dropped the price of the HTC First, AKA the Facebook Phone, from ninety-nine dollars to ninety-nine cents today. AT&T hasn’t said why, but this could be a move by Facebook to get the phone into more pockets. Facebook Home has been received with rather mixed reviews. More than 50% of the reviewers on the Google Play store have given the app the lowest possible rating of one star. Many professional reviewers have given the app high marks for good design, but low m
The ‘Liberator’ is not a good gun. Its creator, Cody Wilson - founder of Defense Distributed, named it after the cheap one shot pistols that the allies dropped over Nazi-occupied France during WWII. But this ‘Liberator’ is made from plastic and printed from a 3D printer; all except for the firing pin which was made from a simple nail. There is the small expense of an $8000 3D printer of course. Obviously, this kind of innovation comes with its share of cont
TechCrunch has news about a clever anti-abuse billboard ad literally aimed at kids. Lenticular lenses have been used before to change an image as a viewer passes by. This is the first time I’ve heard of them being used to target children. Spanish organization the ANAR Foundation (Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk) recently released a campaign that makes use of Lenticular lenses to display a message to viewers under 4’5″. The message says, “If somebody hurts
Some engineers at IBM have come up with a remote controlled model car that, with the aid of a Raspberry Pi, can be driven with a web browser from pretty much anywhere on the planet. Can DIY drone cars be far behind? Geek.com has more details.
Excerpted from WeTalkNerdy.tv Episodes 4-8, I present parts one through three of my introduction to the Raspberry Pi. Over the past few weeks I’ve created a series of shows as an introduction to the Raspberry Pi. I cover everything from what it is, to how to set it up for the first time, to using the Pi to control an external circuit with the GPIO pins. Here now are all three segments in one video. Thanks for watching! The Python script I discuss in Part 3 can
Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines was a game that I personally had been looking forward to. One of those rare multi-player co-op games that I could play online with my friends. The demos that Gearbox showed prior to releasing the game certainly looked impressive and the game received lots of buzz from fans and critics alike. Unfortunately, as all too often happens in the gaming business, once critics and fans could actually play the game, it turns out Aliens: Colonial Marin