Sony's Best-Kept Secret: $25 Miniature Computer

May 16 (Bloomberg) -- Meet Raspberry Pi, the $25 computer allowing inventors to get technologically creative at a reasonable cost. Bloomberg's Tom Gibson reports.

It won't be enough to squash mounting breakup pressure, but Sony has a new hit from an unexpected place: a $25 miniature computer whose popularity is surging among tech hobbyists.

As Bloomberg Television's Tom Gibson reports, inventors and tinkerers are smitten with Sony's Raspberry Pi device, which is really just a small circuit board and crude casing. The company expects to make its millionth device by July.

The Pi is being used in all kinds of robotics, allowing do-it-yourselfers a cheap way to add computer functionality to their inventions, from motion sensors to supercomputers.

Now if only Sony could create a robot to go back in time and reclaim some of the $100 billion the company has lost in market value since 2000. Now that would be impressive.

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