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DUCKDUCKGO & RASPBERRY PI
Imagine finding a children’s name or a the name of a tasty dessert treat in the midst of the sophisticated Internet and electronics world.
That’s just what happened to me this past month.
- DuckDuckGo is a new Internet search engine, not the childhood game that entertained my children and the children in my family child care home.
- Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.
I wonder if Raspberry Pi comes with a whipped cream topping?
DuckDuckGo, created by Gabriel Weinberg in 2008, has quite a few different search tools and features that can make your searches efficient, powerful, and relevant.
- DuckDuckGo’s results pages are not paginated, making it easy to scroll down and find what you’re looking for quickly.
- Favicons (the small images that show up in address bar, unique to each site) are displayed next to search results for instant recognition of your favorite sites.
- Instant answers, called “zero-click info”, show up delineated by a red outline at the top of your results, depending on what your search query is.
For more information click on http://websearch.about.com/od/enginesanddirectories/p/Duckduckgo.htm
The Raspberry Pi can do many of the tasks your desktop PC does: spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.
- provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode.
- is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24 GFLOPs of general purpose compute and features a bunch of texture filtering and DMA infrastructure.
Just for clarification, I am totally lost concerning these two points…so don’t ask me…if you want to know, all kinds of information on this product is available at http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs
And don’t be fooled: DuckDuckGo is not only a children’s game, and Raspberry Pi is not a great pot luck dinner item.