Daily Crunch: Details on the new Raspberry Pi
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1. The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveils the Raspberry Pi 4
While the Raspberry Pi first started as a simple computer designed to teach kids how to code, it has become a versatile device with many different use cases.
When it comes to physical design, the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B looks like the previous flagship model. It’s a single-board computer with a lot of connectors that is the size of a deck of cards. But everything has been updated.
2. Echo Show 5 review
Brian Heater says that if you’re looking for a smart home hub to double as an alarm clock, the Lenovo Smart Clock is your best bet. But if video playback and chat are important, Amazon’s got you covered.
3. Google’s new media literacy program teaches kids how to spot disinformation and fake news
The company is launching six new media literacy activities for the curriculum that will teach kids things like how to avoid a phishing attack, what bots are, how to verify that information is credible, how to evaluate sources, how to identify disinformation online, spot fake URLs and more.
4. Who’s going to use the big bad Libra?
If you’ve been wondering who’s actually going to use Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Jon Evans has some thoughts.
5. The power of Ravelry’s stance against white supremacy reaches beyond the knitting community
This weekend, Ravelry enacted a policy that explicitly bans support of Donald Trump and his administration in content posted to the site, including project entries, patterns, forum posts and profiles.
6. Transitioning from engineering to product with Adobe’s Anjul Bhambhri
An interview with the vice president of platform engineering at Adobe. (Extra Crunch membership required.)
7. This week’s TechCrunch podcasts
The Equity team discusses the role VCs have played in the development of Facebook’s Libra, Original Content reviews the Netflix series “When They See Us” and most importantly, Mixtape is back with a conversation with Uber’s Meena Harris.