A Raspberry Pi-based handheld to make creating your own gadgets easy

The latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi-based pi-top computer is a handheld gadget designed to remove technical barriers to using the Pi to build homemade hardware. The pi-top 4 puts the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ in a case with a mini-OLED screen, portable power pack with a three to six hour battery life, and four programmable buttons. The pi-top seems designed to take some of the hassle out of learning how to use the Pi to interact with anything from simple electronics like sensors through to full systems like robots More…

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Google wants to add A.I. to Raspberry Pi gadgets

Google wants to bring smarts to cool gadgets and devices made using Raspberry Pi 3 or Intel’s Edison. The company is chasing makers with open-source tools needed to add artificial intelligence to consumer, industrial, and retail devices made using board computers. The plan may include machine-learning tools, which are central to A.I. Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana answer questions with the help of A.I., and the technology also helps self-driving cars cruise the streets safely. “We don’t have any specifics to announce right now, but we’re excited to…

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