Raspberry Pi might not have the clout of an Apple or Microsoft, but it does have its own store now. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has set up shop with its first brick and mortar location. The Raspberry Pi Store is now open in Cambridge, England and will offer a variety of the company's products and accessories for the popular single-board computers including its new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A . The storefront will house some exclusive products from the foundation, though it didn't provide any details regarding those devices. The shop is cash free and will only accept cards, and it won't accept any orders over the phone or online -- the foundation is continuing to leave those sales to resellers for the time being.
Raspberry Pi's credit card-sized computers have helped kickstart a coding revolution. Thanks to their low cost, major companies like Google and VMWare have distributed thousands of the DIY boards to children all over the world in the hope that it'll inspire the next generation of computer scientists. The Raspberry Pi Foundation routinely works with educational partners to get its computers in the right hands, and its latest announcement is set to boost that outreach even more. Today, the foundation confirmed that it is to merge with CoderDojo to form what it believes will be the biggest code-promoting organization on the planet. CoderDojo, if you're not aware, is a Dublin-based organization that focuses on getting young people coding.
Apple has revealed when you'll get to watch Foundation, its adaptation of Issac Asimov's series of sci-fi novels. The show will debut on Apple TV on September 24th, with additional installments of the first ten-episode season dropping each week. The company also revealed another teaser trailer for Foundation, which stars Jared Harris as the leader of a group of exiles who predicts the end of the Galactic Empire. The group embarks on a journey to restore civilization by establishing The Foundation. Lee Pace also stars in the show, whose showrunner is David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel). Apple is reducing the free TV trial it offers to customers who buy its devices from a year to three months.
Raspberry Pis have been used to build everything from robots and drones to supercomputers. Its inventors only expected to sell a few thousand, but sales of the Raspberry Pi have now hit ten million. The tiny computer was initially designed to increase the number of people applying to study Computer Science at Cambridge, but has since become a runaway success. "By putting cheap, programmable computers in the hands of the right young people, we hoped that we might revive some of the sense of excitement about computing that we had back in the 1980s with our Sinclair Spectrums, BBC Micros and Commodore 64s," said Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton. But the device has captured the imagination of children and adult developers worldwide, who have used the tiny board to build a wide variety of devices, including Pi-powered PCs, tablets, supercomputers and drones.