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The best Raspberry Pi alternatives by https://is.gd/iGBMyy

The Raspberry Pi has taken the world by storm, launching a whole new hobby computing revolution. The little microcomputer has inspired makers, developers and enthusiasts to create their own projects in fields as diverse as IoT, home automation and even space exploration.

However, if the Raspberry Pi isn’t quite right for you, there are plenty of other single-board computers to choose from. So if it doesn’t quite float your boat, here are some of the best alternatives.

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Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve by https://is.gd/RXHHZB

One thing was very clear at Computex: It’s going to be a transformational year for computing. We’re seeing several trends from the past few years — like the move towards thinner and lighter laptops, and the rise of mobile computing — evolve in new and intriguing ways.

Computex has always been the place to see the groundwork being laid for technology industry’s next steps. It just so happens that this year was particularly ripe with innovation.

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Intel’s Compute Card could transform the world of smart devices by https://is.gd/dQWPif

It doesn’t take too long before your typical “smart” gadget becomes dumb. After a few years, the hardware inside of your TV or connected refrigerator will be hopelessly out of date. And if you want to upgrade, your only choice right now is to buy a whole new device.

Intel is hoping to change that with the Compute Card, a credit card-size device that packs in all of the hardware — a processor, memory, storage and networking capabilities — needed to make any device smart.

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Intel ends its dreams of replacing the x86 chip in your PC by https://is.gd/YVXQY9

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When Intel launched its first Itanium processor in 2001, it had very high hopes: the 64-bit chip was supposed to do nothing less than kill off the x86 architecture that had dominated PCs for over two decades. Things didn’t quite pan out that way, however, and Intel is officially calling it quits.

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If you use TAILS you should test a bit of HEADS alchemy

If you use TAILS you are certainly interested to better know HEADS because Heads isn’t simply another Linux distribution, it merges physical hardening of particular hardware platforms and flash protection attributes with a Linux boot loader in ROM as well as custom Coreboot firmware.

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The key factor in Heads is represented by its steady monitoring of the boot process that allows detecting if the firmware has been changed by malware.

If this first check certifies that all is unchanged, heads uses the TPM as a hardware key to decrypt the hard disk.

The certified integrity checking of the root filesystem is really effective against exploits but it doesn’t secure the system against each possible attack but it is able to effectively divert many types of attacks against the boot process and physical equipment that have usually been ignored in conventional setups, hopefully increasing the issue beyond what most attackers are willing to spend.

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What mobile carriers do next: Become banks by  via iap3di46_400x400

“…According to the “Way We Bank Now” report by the British Banking Association, they downloaded more than 13.8 million banking apps in 2015, up 25 percent from 2014…. In mature markets, the emphasis has been on NFC payments. The typical model was a contactless wallet app, with account credentials stored in the secure element of a SIM card….”