On Monday, Valve’s Sam Lantinga announced that the Steam Link app is now available in beta form on the Raspberry Pi 3 and 3 B+. Just make sure you’re running the “Stretch” version of Pi’s OS (which has been default anyway since August 2017) and drop in a few lines (here). And voilà, you’ve got a fully functional DIY Steam Link box, easy to connect with a range of gamepads and at $35 probably a lot cheaper than upgrading your router for stutter-free gameplay. And of course, the Raspberry Pi has a bunch of uses beyond being a game streaming box, too.
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Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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