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Top 10 gadgets of 2012

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iPhone 5 leads the annual ranking of the best gadget 2012 by Time magazine. According to Times magazine iPhone 5 is one of the most aesthetically pleasing devices in the world. Features of Apple iPhone 5 includes extra-large display, high-quality camera and the relatively low cost of service contracts provided by wireless network providers.

Nintendo Wii U took the second place in the list. The gaming console become very popular.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 with a resolution of 20.2 megapixels was appointed to the third place.

15-inch Apple MacBookPro with high resolution Retina display also has been  selected as one of the top 10 gadgets of 2012.

 

Here is the list of top 10 gadgets of 2012:

1) iPhone 5;

2) Nintendo Wii U;

Nintendo Wii U

3) Sony Cyber-shot RX100;

Sony Cybershot RX100Sony Cybershot RX100

4) Raspberry Pi Model B;

Raspberry PI model BRaspberry PI model B

5) Lytro;

LytroLytro

6) 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina-display;

Apple MacBook ProApple MacBook Pro

7) Microsoft Surface on Windows RT platform;

Microsoft SurfaceMicrosoft Surface

8) Samsung Galaxy Note II;

Samsung Galaxy Note 2Samsung Galaxy Note 2

9) Nest;
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10) Simple.TV.

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Raspberry Pi micro computer could run on frequency of 1GHz

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Raspberry Pi micro computer is powered by 700 MHz Broadcom BCM2835 ARM11 processor. A while ago advanced users started experiments in order to increase frequency of the processor. Up to the last moment the Raspberry Pi Foundation did not supported such experiments because it could potentially damage the processor and void the user’s warranty.

Raspberry PI micro computerRaspberry PI micro computer

However a few days ago the manufacturer of Raspberry Pi officially approved the use of the turbo mode that allows to overclock the CPU without voiding the warranty on the micro-computer. Turbo mode offers 5 different presets increasing CPU frequency of up to 1 GHz delivering up to 50 percent better performance.
The temperature of CPU does not go higher than 85° C even while running at the highest possible frequency and therefore does not cause damage to the Raspberry PI micro-computer.
Turbo mode is included in the latest version of Raspbian operating system as a new feature. There is a new widget controlling temperature and frequency and monitoring the status of the processor. In addition the new version of OS also has improved WiFi connectivity and audio support.

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