It has been 10 years since the first blog post by Eben Upton announcing the Raspberry Pi. After 6 families of Raspberry Pi releases and over forty million boards sold, the Raspberry Pi has become a fan favorite. While the initial intent of the Raspberry Pi project was teaching introductory computer science in schools, especially in developing countries, it has found massive success in the hobbyist market.

The Raspberry Pi is an economical computer that runs Linux and provides GPIO (general purpose input/output) pins, allowing control of components for physical computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). …


Why aren’t consumers allowed to fix their gadgets on their own terms?

Advocates worldwide have been attempting to push for effective’ right to repair’ laws. The ‘right to repair’ movement has faced resistance from tech giants such as Apple, Amazon, Tesla, and Microsoft. They counter that opening up their design and IP to third-party services, or repairers could lead to IP misuse and reduce the safety and security of their devices.

Right to Repair — Service Management Solutions
Right to Repair — Service Management Solutions

The goal of the ‘right to repair’ movement is to get manufacturers of devices to make spares, tools, and the know-how to repair devices available to the public to…


Did you know you could price compare your cardiac procedure?

The Healthcare Price Transparency Rule took effect this year. The rule requires hospitals in the USA to post actual prices from the rates they offer cash-paying customers to costs negotiated with insurers. The Healthcare Price Transparency Rule could help reduce prices and keep consumers informed of their choices before seeking care. Hospitals must publicly post prices for every service, drug, and supply they provide on their website. …


Are you vaccinated, and if so, can you travel?

The European Commission’s EU Digital COVID Certificate for safe travel has gone live. It is free of charge, secure, and accessible to all. It is available in digital format and on paper, and it will be proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative, or recovered from an infection. The EU Commission has completed the procedures for the certificate launch in June, and the Member States have started implementing it. The EU gateway verifies the security features contained in the QR codes of all certificates. The EU gateway…


Binance operates the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange and altcoin crypto exchange in the world by volume. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has ruled that the firm cannot conduct any “regulated activity” in the UK. It also issued a consumer warning about Binance.com, advising people to be wary of adverts promising high returns on crypto-asset investments. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) had also issued warnings about Binance.

Binance Alternative Platform Libraries
Binance Alternative Platform Libraries

Crypto exchanges allow customers to trade cryptocurrencies with other assets, such as money or other digital currencies. Exchanges may accept credit card payments, wire transfers, or…


A mystery bidder has paid $28 million for a three-minute space trip with Jeff Bezos. The bidding started at $4.8 million and reached the winning bid in less than 10 minutes. That’s three times longer than the time they will spend in space onboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard. The bidder will fly with Bezos, his brother Mark, and one other passenger on July 20, with an overall flying time of about 11 minutes in Blue Origin’s first mission flying humans.

Space exploration has come a long way since the launch of the first human-made object to orbit Earth, the Soviet…


ProPublica reported that Warren Buffett paid a true tax rate of only 0.1%. Jeff Bezos paid 0.98%, Michael Bloomberg paid 1.3%, and Elon Musk paid 3.27%. The median American household earned about $70,000 annually and paid about 14% in federal taxes. The highest income tax rate of 37% applies for couples on earnings above $628,300. However, the 25 wealthiest Americans paid a true tax rate of only 3.4%.

You will need sound financial advisors to achieve such tax rates. But as technologists, open source can help you in two remarkable ways. …


The AMC Drama and other Meme stocks are exposing risks in the $11 Trillion Index Fund industry. In the past week, AMC powered 70% of the $68 billion iShares Russell 2000 ETF. In January GameStop Corp. at one point surged more than 1,600%.

kandi collections: Meme Stocks and Options Trading
kandi collections: Meme Stocks and Options Trading

Since 2019, retail trading has surged in the USA. With a combination of digital technology, access to financial advice (not guaranteed to be sound), reducing commissions, and folks confined at home with a pandemic, retail trading has been moving the markets.

Meme stocks are heavily discussed by retail investors on Reddit, Stocktwits, Twitter, and other channels. They…


Telemedicine appointments have increased by 2400% in the US, and England is reporting a 3 year wait time for dentists. Given the strain on the healthcare infrastructure and personnel and the virality of the pandemic, Telemedicine (Telehealth) solutions have become a mainstay. However, while larger healthcare providers have adopted scalable Telehealth solutions, small and independent practitioners have to contend with ad-hoc solutions.

Telemedicine Solutions from kandi
Telemedicine Solutions from kandi

The still prevailing wait times indicate a significant opportunity for telemedicine solutions that can help bridge this gap. …


Elon Musk is playing God with the crypto market. With a few tweets, he has been moving the price of bitcoin and dogecoin up and down! 2 months after promoting bitcoin, Musk tweeted that Tesla would not be accepting bitcoins over its nonsustainable energy use. Bitcoin dropped around 15% with this. He moved dogecoin up by around 30% after tweeting that he was working with dogecoin developers to improve its efficiency.

Open Source Elon Musk Crypto Tweet Trackers
Open Source Elon Musk Crypto Tweet Trackers

Cryptocurrencies ushered in an era of digital assets that eased the medium of exchange while ensuring secure transaction records. As a result, the entire supply chain of creation and…

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