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Over 5 million Raspberry Pis have been sold

How big of a phenomenon is the Raspberry Pi? The charity organization behind the tiny, low-cost computer announced this morning that over 5 million Pis have now been sold. The original Pi went on sale about three years ago next week, so 5 million is a pretty huge milestone to hit in that short period of time. The organization boasts that this figure appears to make it “the biggest selling UK computer manufacturer ever,” though you wouldn’t be wrong to take issue with its comparison: Pi is selling $ 20 to $ 35 computers — not machines that you’re going to use for serious productivity for a few years.

Still, that’s not a knock on any of the Pis. They’re surprisingly capable machines at just $ 35, especially following the introduction of a…

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Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co: Each pound of beans sold gives one pooch a second chance

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co

One morning in Santa Monica, CA coffee-lover Jordan Karcher happened upon a dog adoption event. With no initial preparation or planning, he walked home that same day with a malnourished dalmatian Molly. Inspired by the positive impact Molly has had……

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DayZ has sold 3 million copies even though it’s still in development

Open-world zombie survival game DayZ has sold over three million copies since launch in December 2013, according to developer Bohemia Interactive. It sold one million copies during its first month on sale, and passed the two million mark during its first four months. Those are impressive numbers for any game, let alone one that spawned from a user-generated mod and is still in the alpha stage of development.

But DayZ (and its me-too competitors, The War Z and Rust) is one of the only places for gamers to fend for themselves in a lawless, digital world. Players are tossed into an abandoned wilderness with few supplies and are left to their devices to find a way to survive through unpredictable encounters with other desperate survivors….

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With Faircloth & Supply, Every Piece Makes a Difference: Each item sold from Phoebe Dahl’s linen-focused womenswear line supports a girl’s education in Nepal

With Faircloth & Supply, Every Piece Makes a Difference

British writer Roald Dahl touched the hearts of children around the world with his imaginative tales of gigantic peaches and golden tickets. His granddaughter Phoebe Dahl extends his legacy in her own way: by helping girls in Nepal to grab ahold……

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To The Market: A New Online Platform for Conscious Shopping: All goods sold on the site are made by women survivors of abuse, conflict and disease, and in turn, help rebuild their lives through economic empowerment

To The Market: A New Online Platform for Conscious Shopping


While “conscious shopping” has become a buzz phrase of late, when it’s coming from a former Counterterrorism Advisor at the US Department of State, you pay attention. Jane Mosbacher Morris,…

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Working Apple-1 computer sold by Steve Jobs himself could fetch $1 million at auction

You can soon purchase the only surviving Apple-1 Personal Computer to come with proof that it was personally sold by Steve Jobs. Auction house Christie’s estimates its value to be between $ 400,000 and $ 600,000. The device was originally the property of Charles Rickett, who wrote a check to Apple for $ 600, along with the words “Purchased 1976 from Steve Jobs in his parents’ garage in Los Altos.”

According to a press release, the computer is fully operational, and will be sold along with the original cancelled check and a second for $ 193 labeled “Software NA programmed by Steve Jobs August 1976.” It seems likely that the Rickett’s Apple-1 will sell for more than $ 1 million, given that The Henry Ford acquired one of the devices for…

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Atari games found in a New Mexico landfill will be given to museums and sold on eBay

It’s a story of legend that was finally proven true earlier this year: back in April, construction workers in New Mexico unearthed a cache of Atari 2600 games (including the notoriously horrible E.T.) from a landfill, where they had been buried for more than 30 years. Atari put them there during the great video game crash of 1983, but the story had never been confirmed until the excavation.

Now, there’s a plan for the uncovered games: according to a report from Polygon, the approximately 1,200 games that were found will either head for museums or be auctioned off on eBay. “The primary goal is that they go into museums and the story be told,” said dig site manager Joe Lewandowski, according to a recording of a city council meeting this…

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Sony has sold 10 million PlayStation 4s

At Gamescom 2014, Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 has reached an important milestone: 10 million units sold worldwide.  That’s nearly double the number of consoles sold back in February, when Sony revealed that it had moved 5.3 million consoles. The PS4 has routinely outsold the Xbox One since the two consoles launched, moving more units than Microsoft’s machine in each of the past six months in the US. Microsoft held a press conference earlier this month but didn’t announce any new sales data.

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1235 Donuts: French-style donuts via the American south sold on the streets of East London

1235 Donuts


by Adam Coghlan There’s a new donut-slinging duo in London. Brad and Molly McDonald have given the already hip and quaint tourist destination, East London’s Columbia Road, a new edible attraction. On Sunday mornings, from their…

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Amazon sold 426 items per second in run-up to Christmas

Just like last year, Amazon is reporting that the 2013 shopping season was its biggest yet, not just in terms of its sales, but also with its services. The company announced today that on Cyber Monday alone, more than 36.8 million items were ordered worldwide, up from last year’s 26.5 million items — that’s about 426 items purchased per second. Amazon Prime broke records as well, gaining more than 1 million new members in the third week of December.

Kindles and Kindle Fire tablets topped Amazon’s bestseller charts, with most sales coming over the Cyber Monday weekend. Once again, Amazon held back on the hard numbers for those sales, but even without much-needed context, it is clear that Amazon isn’t suffering when it comes to its…

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