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Intel’s attempt to poach Peruvian OLPC sales prompted split

Intel’s attempt to poach Peruvian OLPC sales prompted split

The surprise pull-out of Intel from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project might have been down to an Intel saleswoman's aggressive marketing tactics with an Peruvian education minister, attempting to dissuade the official from ordering thousands of OLPC XO1 units in favour of the chip-manufacturer's own Classmate PC.

 

Intel pull plug on their OLPC support

Intel pull plug on their OLPC support

The main challenge for the OLPC team was meant to be finding enough orders for their developing-nation laptops, but ructions between them and their hardware partners may be an even bigger struggle.  Intel, who have both sat on the OLPC board and were possibly set to provide the processor for the PC, have resigned their position and withdrawn all technical and financial support after OLPC asked them to cease promoting rival low-cost laptops.

"OLPC had asked Intel to end our support for non-OLPC platforms, including the Classmate PC, and to focus on the OLPC platform exclusively.  At the end of the day, we decided we couldn't accommodate that request" Chuck Molly, Intel Spokesman

Hacao Classmate PC lands in Vietnam

Hacao Classmate PC lands in Vietnam

With a 7” screen, its own version of Linux, 1GB of flash storage, a 900MHz processor and 256MB of RAM it has landed in Vietnam for the low, low price of $250, if you are a student. The screen has an 800x480 resolution and the system has a 400MHz bus, I also left out the 802.11b/g WiFi that is stuffed in there somewhere.

HCL MiLeap X and Y series details released

HCL MiLeap X and Y series details released

So there are two different low cost laptops that have been released in India by a company called HCL, I’ve never heard of them before now, so don’t feel bad if you haven’t either. Regardless they both look pretty nice for cheap notebooks, but I only have the price for the X series model which is $357.

Asustek to produce $250 laptop

Asustek to produce $250 laptop

Apparently the "cheap laptops for developing countries" market is ripe for the picking. The OLPC project was the only one actually producing notebooks for that market. That is until Asustek stepped into the picture.

In July Asustek is planning to begin production of notebooks in the $249-549 range based on the Intel Classmate PC design. If you're not familiar with the Classmate PC design, it was drafted by Intel as competition to the OLPC project and featured a 7” LCD, ULV Celeron M 900 (no L2 cache) and 256MB of DDR2.

Remote webcam activation without warning light confirmed: Johns Hopkins

Remote webcam activation without warning light confirmed: Johns Hopkins

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have positively confirmed the long-discussed ability of government entities and private parties to remotely activate a webcam without the warning light turning on. While this privacy vulnerability has already been anecdotally admitted by a variety of sources, this research is the first time it has been proven by an established public-facing organization. The results were published last week in a paper entitled "iSeeYou: Disabling the MacBook Webcam Indicator LED".

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You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Google

You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Google

It’s a strange time of year to be of my ilk in America. The houses are mostly decked with lights, although I live in that rare North Texas neighborhood of refreshing ethnic diversity where the smells of wonderful cooking waft through the air to mark myriad holidays that our Christian brethren don’t celebrate. The trees appear covered in tinsel and ornaments in the shopping malls, the school classrooms, and the corporate lobbies. The music is relentless and oppressive. Opposing signs admonish me to not forget the religious aspects of the season, while a large man who curates a white beard year round charges $20 for a picture of small children sitting on his groin. It is Christmas, the time of year when many of you celebrate, while the rest of us decide to what extent we are going to lie to our children.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Slate EP121 officially priced & dated

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Slate EP121 officially priced & dated

ASUS has confirmed availability and pricing of the Eee Pad Transformer and the Eee Slate EP121, the company's two new tablets. The Tegra 2 based Android 3.0 Honeycomb Transformer will drop on April 6 - pre-orders will kick off today - priced at £379 ($608) for the 16GB version and £429 ($688) for the 32GB version. Throwing in the optional keyboard - which also has an integrated battery that boosts runtimes to 16hrs - bumps the 16GB model to £429. A 3G model will follow on in around two months time.

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