VSHN.timer #204: The Raspberry 5 is Here!

23. Oct 2023

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to mention some interesting hardware gossip we’ve heard about lately.

1. Last month, it was announced the launch of Raspberry Pi 5, priced at $60 for the 4GB variant, and $80 for its 8GB sibling. Virtually every aspect of the platform has been upgraded!


2. The 11-year reign of the Apple Lightning cable is over and the USB-C era has begun. But is the Thunderbolt 4 cable really worth $129? Lumafield used an industrial X-ray scanner to uncover its true nature.


3. The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class ships with up to five (!) cameras inside, including an optional selfie and video camera, to be used for conferences, for example. Zoom on the go, anyone?


4. iFixit has revised the repairability score for the iPhone 14 from a “recommend” 7 out of 10, to a “do-not-recommend” 4. They found that iPhone repairs have gotten trickier, by design, with software now limiting many basic iPhone repairs.


5. We recently learned that an electric steam locomotive is a special type of steam locomotive in which the boiler water is heated electrically. Say what?


Have you pre-ordered the new Raspberry 5 already? Are you going to take a selfie in the new Mercedes-Benz E-class? Would you like to share some hardware tips with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about hardware: #80, #113, #135, #149, and #177.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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