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Pixel Qi working on three-in-one display

Pixel Qi working on three-in-one display

Pixel Qi is working on a new display that includes three different functions into one convenient product. It would feature color and black-and-white modes like the XO-1, but also have an e-paper mode for an easier-on-the-eyes experience.

According to the company's chief, Mary Lou Jepsen, the new screens would eventually have touchscreen features. The goal here is to make a screen that can be read under full daylight, use the least amount of power possible and do more than just show images.

There's a real desire to add touch functionality. While Pixel Qi displays have been used primarily in OLPC notebooks so far, they can now also be used in products for other companies, though who they are is not yet known.

[via Electronista]

Indian $10 laptop to get February 3rd unveil

Indian $10 laptop to get February 3rd unveil

A collaborative team between the Indian governments ministry of science and ministry of technology will unveil a super-low-cost computer on February 3rd, as part of the country's $10 laptop project.  Specifications of the notebook - which is intended for education use - are unconfirmed, but unofficial sources suggest it will have 2GB of memory, both ethernet and WiFi connectivity, the ability to expand the storage and low power requirements of just 2W, all in a small, portable package.

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AMD not replacing Geode SoC: current generation likely to be last

AMD not replacing Geode SoC: current generation likely to be last

The current range of Geode chips may be the final AMD develop, according to company spokesperson Phil Hughes, with AMD focusing on more mainstream chips rather than the ultra-low-power market.  Geode is a System-on-a-Chip (SoC) product, with an x86 processor core, a graphics core and other components on one single chip, with the latest Geode LX running at up to 600MHz and requiring between 0.9W and 5W.  It's used in the OLPC XO laptop, among other things, suggesting that the One-Laptop-Per-Child project may have to look elsewhere for the core of their replacement XO-2 notebook.

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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.

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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Intel’s mystery Tablet: reworked clinical assistant or new Classmate?

Intel’s mystery Tablet: reworked clinical assistant or new Classmate?

Are Intel dusting off their Mobile Clinical Assistant concept and attempting to give it 10cc's of today's ultramobile gloss?  That's certainly what it looks like going by today's IDF keynote; Dadi Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Mobility Group, closed the show by throwing up this slide and promising details on Wednesday.

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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