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What is the name of a small, affordable, but capable PC?
I am speaking about things like Raspberry Pie, the PC that hasn’t yet (?) arrived, the Tango PC, and by ‘capable’ I mean ‘does everything that an ordinary user needs’ (that’s not overly scientific – but I’m a doctor learning blogger, not an engineer’).

I am not sure, whether these computers are close to/ do the same as HTPC. For now, may I call a small, affordable and capable computer – a SMAC-PC?)

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I think, it’s just another little computer, but it’s worth mentioning.

It’s marketed as “the first complete Windows 10 PC that fits into your pocket”, which could be true or not (or not that interesting).
The good thing is that developing smaller and affordable computers has become a trend nowadays. Again, I don’t know, whether Raspberry Pie has (or has not) been the spur of fruition in the blooming industry) Anyway, the revolution is here, and noticed even by MS, which claims Windows platform is coming to Raspberry Pie too.

Here is a list of different tools I found and try to cover (listed in no particular order).

1.
http://stevehavelka.com/blog/2013/06/free-encrypted-skype-alternative-3-easy-steps/

2.
https://superuser.com/questions/250952/good-secure-skype-alternative

3.
https://jitsi.org/

4.
Tox, http://tox.im/
Tox logo
A review on Tox: wired (http://www.wired.com/2014/09/tox/, visited 140902).
Slashdotted (tech.slashdot.org/story/14/09/01/2210246/tox-a-skype-replacement-built-on-privacy-first, visited 140902).

Sneaking into the machine and using all possibilities to stay inside – against the will of the user – sounds like a virus to me.

Yet it’s how a tool from the [once reputable] AGV company behaves. It’s called AGV Secure Search.
It’s another factor for me not to advice any products from the company to anyone, and describe them being intrusive and not user-friendly. Read More

If you are interested in protecting your privacy online, probably you have already heard about the new extension from EFF, Privacy Badger.

You might have seen the post at Slashdot here (or here) or at Hacker News or even added the plugin to your browser.

With all the good things about this extension, there is a small detail I like about it: the name. It’s called rather funny, when you consider this motto -like phrase at EFF site:

“Nothing can stop the Privacy Badger from eating cookies when it’s hungry!”