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Gdium ‘One Laptop Per Hacker’ scheme announced

Gdium ‘One Laptop Per Hacker’ scheme announced

Owing no small amount of conceptual-gratitude to the OLPC project, netbook manufacturer Gdium have announced their "One Laptop Per Hacker" scheme.  The OLPH is intended to not only encourage modification, enhancement and general tweaking of the physical Gdium netbook, but also to promote adoption and experimentation with the Gdium Linux-based OS.  Unfortunately it's not a way to get a free machine: more of a system by which Gdium can control early-adopters.

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20 to 40hr notebook runtime promises new Pixel Qi displays

20 to 40hr notebook runtime promises new Pixel Qi displays

Pixel Qi, the company formed by ex-OLPC CTO Mary Lou Jepsen, have been talking up their super-efficient display technology and the impact it could have on mobile device runtime. According to Jepsen, Pixel Qi are currently working with notebook and e-book manufacturers on applications using a color and video capable e-paper, with power demands a fraction of traditional LCD screens.

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Elonex One T netbook tested: cheap but not cheerful

Elonex One T netbook tested: cheap but not cheerful

Elonex's One T and T+ netbooks are the UK's answer to the OLPC $100 device; at around £129 (okay, so that's $226, but we'll overlook it) they're intended for students and, for every 100 sold, Elonex will give one to an underprivileged little tyke.  Under the hood things are even more modest than your average Eee PC: an Ingenic XBurst 400MHz processor and just 1GB of storage.  Plugged In Blog have been playing with the One T, and come to the worrying conclusion that, as an educational device, it falls short.

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Open-Mesh offers mesh-network WiFi extension for $49

Open-Mesh offers mesh-network WiFi extension for $49

WiFi is great until you start reaching the fringes of your router's range, at which point throughput slows to a trickle and you start dreaming of nice, reliable ethernet cables.  Happily there's an alternative to snaking CAT-5 around your skirting boards; Open-Mesh makes Mini-Routers that, when plugged in and registered, automatically create a mesh-network and thus boost your WiFi coverage.

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SlashGear Week in Review – May 25th

SlashGear Week in Review – May 25th

After a few weeks of budget, mobile laptops grabbing the headlines, its been the turn of monstrous gaming machines to storm the limelight.  Acer announced their first serious gamer's desktop, the Aspire Predator, which is intended to take the breed out of the boutique and into mainstream computer stores.  Alienware struck back with an updated Area-51 ALX; the industry's first overclocked 4GHz Core 2 Extreme aimed to put Acer back into their place.

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