Raspberry Pi 4: Blogger finds charger roadblock

The Raspberry Pi 4, the latest version of the micro computer that was announced two weeks ago, has a buggy USB-C port that prevents many popular charging cables from supplying power. The port is the device’s sole input for power, leaving some owners thinking they’ve purchased a lemon. The problem was first detailed in a blog post by Tyler Ward, and it’s since been acknowledged by Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton in an interview with TechRepublic. The problem is that the Raspberry Pi 4’s charging port shares a single resistor between two of its pins, which the official USB-C spec says should have one resistor each. This causes problems for so-called “e-marked” cables such as those supplied with MacBooks and other laptops fitted with... Continue reading…

Raspberry Pi 4: Blogger finds charger roadblock

Wait, what. Some users have found charging problems with their newly purchased Raspberry Pi 4, as their existing USB-C cables would not charge. Did the Raspberry Pi mess up?

Thu 11 Jul 19 from TechXplore

Benchmarks Show Raspberry Pi 4 Mini Is Mighty Big On Performance, Size Doesn't Matter

It is often said that big things come in small packages, and in the early going, that appears to be the case with the Raspberry Pi 4. Some new benchmarks show the latest Raspberry Pi iteration ...

Fri 12 Jul 19 from HotHardware

The Raspberry Pi 4 Has a Flawed USB-C Port

The Raspberry Pi 4 launched recently, moving from micro USB to USB-C for power. However, it looks like the designers made a crucial error in designing the board that limits which USB-C cables ...

Wed 10 Jul 19 from Extremetech

The Raspberry Pi Foundation messed up its first USB-C device

The Raspberry Pi 4, the latest version of the micro computer that was announced two weeks ago, has a buggy USB-C port that prevents many popular charging cables from supplying power. ...

Wed 10 Jul 19 from The Verge

Raspberry Pi 4 doesn't work with some USB-C chargers

The Raspberry Pi 4 promises to be a boon for homebrew gadget makers, but it has flaw that could pose headaches for some users. Tyler Ward and others have discovered that the Pi 4 isn't ...

Tue 9 Jul 19 from Engadget

The Raspberry Pi 4 doesn’t work with all USB-C cables

The Raspberry Pi 4 is a great little beast, but Tyler Ward identified a flaw in the USB Type-C connector. The Raspberry Pi Foundation confirmed to TechRepublic that the design flaw is real, ...

Tue 9 Jul 19 from TechCrunch

Raspberry Pi admits to faulty USB-C design on the Pi 4

"I expect this will be fixed in a future board revision," says co-creator.

Tue 9 Jul 19 from Arstechnica

Raspberry Pi 4 gets Kali Linux, a distro aimed at ethical hackers

Offensive Security has moved quickly to get its specialist security distro onto the new Raspberry Pi.

Tue 9 Jul 19 from Techradar

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