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Students in the UK Get the First Batch of Raspberry Pi Computers
2012-04-16 13:11:24

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com With the first shipment of Raspberry Pi computers, a new wave of computer programming may just be born. A group of schoolchildren in Leeds, U.K. will be the first to get a batch of the tiny computers, followed by fulfillment of the first orders by April 20. Raspberry Pi is a programmable PC built on a motherboard the size of a credit card. It's built on the ARM GNU, Linux open source operating system and has a price tag of between $25 (for model A) and $35...

2012-02-24 00:20:01

Enables Development and Commercialization of PC-Free Digital Signage Players Osaka, Feb 24, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Sharp Corporation has developed the LR0G951 and LR0G952 modules for digital signage players that do not have a PC unit to display digital signage content. These new modules, which integrate the main features of a digital signage player on one main circuit board, will allow manufacturers to develop and commercialize standalone devices in the shortest...

Researchers Combine GPUs And CPUs In Single Chip
2012-02-07 12:53:01

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new technique that allows graphic processing units (GPUs) and central processing units (CPUs) on a single computer chip. This processor could potentially allow a computer to perform an average 20 percent better. “Chip manufacturers are now creating processors that have a ℠fused architecture,´ meaning that they include CPUs and GPUs on a single chip,” Dr. Huiyang Zhou, an associate professor of electrical...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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