PiBakery – The easiest way to setup a Raspberry Pi

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The key feature of PiBakery is the ability to create a customised version of Raspbian that you write directly to your Raspberry Pi. This works by creating a set of scripts that run when the Raspberry Pi has been powered on, meaning that your Pi can automatically perform setup tasks, and you don’t need to configure anything.

The scripts are created using a block based interface that is very similar to Scratch. If you’ve used Scratch before, you already know how to use PiBakery. Simply drag and drop the different tasks that you want your Raspberry Pi to perform, and they’ll be turned into scripts and written to your SD card. As soon as the Pi boots up, the scripts will be run.

Always Be Up To Date

With a new Raspbian image published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation every few months, it can be hard keeping up to date with the latest version.

When a new version of Raspbian is released, all PiBakery users will be asked if they would like to update to this version to use for all future installs.

via PiBakery.org

Samsung is Recalling Galaxy Note 7 and Stop Sales

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Samsung has finally confirmed it will be halting sales of the Galaxy Note 7, and is recalling all phones that have been bought so far.

While the company has said that ‘only’ 24 out of the million sold worldwide are affected, that’s too many given those affected appear to be catching fire – and that number has now risen to 35.

In a statement, the company said:

“Samsung is committed to producing the highest quality products and we take every incident report from our valued customers very seriously. In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note 7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue.

“To date (as of September 1) there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally and we are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market. However, because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7.

“For customers who already have Galaxy Note 7 devices, we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one over the coming weeks.

“We acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause in the market but this is to ensure that Samsung continues to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. We are working closely with our partners to ensure the replacement experience is as convenient and efficient as possible.”

Samsung had previously issued a statement saying it will take two weeks to prepare replacements, but now it’s confirmed that all phones will be going back to source for battery changing.

“The problem can be simply resolved by changing the battery, but we’ll come up with convincing measures for our consumers.”

So what happens now? Samsung has halted the sales of the device worldwide, and is preparing replacements. It says it’ll take around two weeks to get the pieces in place, and it’ll exchange devices like-for-like. Most carriers around the world had already halted sales, and any that hadn’t will now, to ensure the faulty devices don’t spread any further. The precise details of how the recall will work are likely to be announced on a regional basis.

via Techradar