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OLPC hands-on shows you still get plenty for your $188

OLPC hands-on shows you still get plenty for your $188

Reading LAPTOP Magazine's hands-on experience of the OLPC (formerly the $100 laptop, currently the $188 laptop) the one thing that leaped out at me was the ease of networking.  Designed for use in areas sometimes disconnected from the internet, the OLPC relies on mesh networks of interconnected units that - if their experience is anything to go by - blows networking on "grown up" computers out of the water.  One-click to create a shared environment - magic!

 

OLPC – $100 laptop now up to $188

OLPC – $100 laptop now up to $188

Back when the One Laptop Per Child program was announced, people were overjoyed by the cost of the notebook. A stunning $100 goal was set. Unfortunately, the price of the laptops keeps rising closer to double that.

OLPC in production phase

OLPC in production phase

The One Laptop per Child project has finally move into production phase and should be ready to be ship out in October this year. BBC reported the initial production will cost $176/laptop instead of the $100 preliminary projection when the project started.

What’s Under the hood of revised OLPC?

What’s Under the hood of revised OLPC?

Now that the new price of “One Laptop Per Child” notebook has been announced, the project seems to be on final stage. It also gets some upgrades underneath the OLPC itself. The previous specs shows the laptop will be powered by a 366Mhz AMD Geode CPU with 128MB RAM and 512MB of NAND flash.

$100 OLPC unboxing

$100 OLPC unboxing

It's come in for some stick over the course of its development, and I have to say I'd partially dismissed it as a gimmick that wouldn't take off (not least for the toy-town design that made initial prototypes look effete), but the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project has finally made it to semi-production stage and the team has documented the unboxing of one of ten initial models.

IMASD Click-ARM One promises the modular tablet dream

IMASD Click-ARM One promises the modular tablet dream

This year might be a year for modular mobile devices. Or at least the attempt to market these things. On the smartphone front, we have a lot of them, including Project Ara, Phonebloks, and PuzzlePhone. You even have laptops with OLPC Australia's upcoming XO-Infinity. Now even tablets are getting their chance too, with a limited edition Click-ARM One tablet which tries to deliver that modular tablet promise, but in a slightly different, and perhaps less convenient way that these other projects often try to sell.

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Pixel Qi has seemingly vanished without a trace

Pixel Qi has seemingly vanished without a trace

More than half a decade ago, an odd-named company became the center of attention and hype because of the promised holy grail of LCD displays. And although Pixel Qi was able to deliver, to some extent, that much sought after readability in whatever lighting condition, the company has failed to make a profit, enough to sustain its business in a viciously competitive display business. But while it has yet to issue a formal admission, provided the company actually does still exist, for all intents and purposes and as far as official communication channels go, Pixel Qi is practically no more.

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Wearables addictive and unstoppable says Google X’s Mary Lou Jepsen

Wearables addictive and unstoppable says Google X’s Mary Lou Jepsen

Wearable computing is an unstoppable, addictive force that could well step in to address neurodegenerative illnesses where medicine cannot, Google X's Mary Lou Jepsen says, though the display division chief refuses to be drawn on what her team is working on inside the clandestine lab. "It's coming. I don't think it's stoppable" Jepsen said of wearables like Google's Glass which she wore round her neck while speaking at MIT's EmTech conference on Thursday. However while it may be inescapable, Jepsen still can't tell us about her particular role in the future; "Sergey insists" on continued secrecy around her project, she explained, referring to Google X lab overseer and Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

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