I know this isn’t new news. but given the work I’ve been doing recently with the Raspberry Pi and since I recently got my ‘General’ Amateur Radio license, the fact that you can use the Raspberry Pi as a low power transmitter for the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) network I find fascinating. Definitely have to get myself setup to investigate some of these digital modes.
Alternatives for Google Reader
Google has announced that their Reader service is going to be discontinued. Given that Reader has been my feed reader of choice for some time now, this is pretty annoying that it’s just going to disappear, but luckily there are plenty of alternatives, including apps for Android too.
Android Authority have a good list of apps – I’ve just started using Feedly and so far so good, although not sure if it has an offline mode yet.
Whenever something online gets closed down, assuming it’s widely used, the existing users scurry around looking for an alternative to fill it’s place. So far it looks like Feedly has been doing well, already increasing it’s user base by 3M new users.