We’ve got an epic GeekWire podcast for you this week, with an extended version of our weekly news segment, featuring our thoughts on Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s announcement that he’ll be retiring from the company within the next 12 months.

Rob Bishop, Raspberry Pi
Rob Bishop with a Raspberry Pi (Photo by Erynn Rose)

Our guest in the studio is the Raspberry Pi Foundation‘s Rob Bishop (no relation), who is visiting from the UK to spread the word about the credit-card sized Raspberry Pi computer and its applications in computer science education and all sorts of cool projects for garage hackers and hardware tinkerers.

The Raspberry Pi discussion begins at 21:00 in the audio player above. We start with the basics on the device for anyone unfamiliar with the Raspberry Pi, and conclude with some advanced questions submitted by Raspberry Pi enthusiasts on Twitter and Facebook.

This version of the show also includes a bunch of content that didn’t air on KIRO Radio this morning — including our thoughts on the ‘Jobs’ movie, Plants vs. Zombies 2, and an extra segment at the end with a very special guest, my mom, who catches us up on her latest Kindle and iPhone experiences.

We also offer a couple of clarifications from last week’s discussion of some of the latest TV streaming and cable technologies. For more, check out my review of the Comcast Xfinity X1 and Frank Catalano’s take on the Google Chromecast, and listen to last week’s show for more on both of those devices.

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Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file.

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  • http://www.intrinsicstrategy.com/ FrankCatalano

    Coincidentally, one of the only other new tech devices I’ve purchased immediately upon release — in addition to the Google Chromecast — is a Raspberry Pi. The biggest challenge I’ve had with the Pi is restraining myself from buying every possible add-on to it as there are many, and many good ones.

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