Next up in our countdown of the hottest 100 gadgets on the planet is the Raspberry Pi micro-computer
Putting British computer tech on Defcon 1 for the first time since the halcyon days of Sir Clive Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum and Acorn’s BBC Micro, this is the long-awaited “£22 computer”- otherwise known as the Raspberry Pi computer. The size of a credit card, it’s got an HD video output, USB and ethernet and runs Linux, inevitably.
Designed mainly for education, it’ll spawn a new generation of Brits who don’t just consume tech and apps but who create them. We expect to see variants of it powering Dragons’ Den-type prototype consumer durables in the years to come.