OLPC Announces 7-inch Android XO Tablet For U.S.

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One Laptop Per Child will bring a 7-inch Android-based XO Tablet to the U.S. in select Walmart stores sometime in the near future. The new XO Tablet looks a lot like the Nexus 7 with a green border around the sides and a ring hanging off one corner according to photos from Engadget. The device […]

OLPC XO 3.0 Tablet Hands-On Video (CES 2012)

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At CES 2012, we got our first look at the new OLPC XO 3.0 tablet from the One Laptop Per Child program. This tablet isn’t going to compete with the Kindle Fire or the iPad 2. Instead, it is aimed at bringing computing power to children in developing countries. The OLPC X0 3.0 has a Marvell chip […]

It’s Raining Tablets Out of the Sky (or maybe one day it will.)

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I’ve been an admirer of Nicholas Negroponte and the One Laptop Per Childe (OLPC) initiative since I first heard about the ideas to place low cost computing devices into the hands of the underprivileged around the third world. Great idea. I’m not so sure about this one though. According to PC Magazine, apparently Negorponte’s latest […]

Multi-touch coming to OLPC XO 1.75

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The OLPC XO, the convertible laptop that kicked off the netbook fad, never really took off itself and fell short of the $100 price goal of the One Laptop Per Child project. But it’s still slowly pushing forward and word from Sugar Labs, the people who make the Sugar OS, is the 1.75 model will […]

OLPC partners with Marvell for their new XO tablet

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The One Laptop Per Child foundation may be slowly chugging along these days, but they’re still pushing ahead with that $100 laptop goal. Their latest step forward, however, isn’t a laptop but a slate tablet based on Marvell’s Moby design.

OLPC Gets Tossed in Demonstration

Not sure what it is, but seeing electronics smashed, dropped, and blown up is just plain cool.  Case in point is the OLPC XO laptop featured in this video from OLPCNews.com.  The OLPC buzz has been slow lately and the organization appears to be weakening from within, but the little laptop shows that it can […]

A $75 tablet that looks awesome… and will never exist

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Say what you will about the realization of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, but the concepts to come out of it have made their impact on the computing world. Their first laptop, the XO, gave rise to the netbook market. The follow-up, the XO-2, is a beautiful, folding tablet that unfortunately never passed […]

What $100 Can’t Get You

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The goal of the original One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) was to create a $100 computer that could be given to impoverished school children.  Around the same time as the OLPC, Asus was working on their own budget-friendly consumer laptop, the Eee PC 701 Netbook.  Two years have passed since the netbook craze began.  Netbooks […]

OLPCs to Get Pedal Power in Afghanistan

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The One Laptop Per Child project is demonstrating the Pedal Power Machine. The desk with pedals is designed to run students’ computers when electricity isn’t available. The desk has a pair of pedals that can be used to charge an OLPC. If I had to pedal everytime I used one of my notebooks I’d probably […]

Dual Screen Asus Concept at CeBit

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Don’t get too excited. This dual screen notebook is just a concept in a design competition that may never see the light of day, but as we see more and more of these concepts and wait to hear more about the OLPC dual screen it sure whets the appetite for something like this to actually […]

OLPC XO-2 Will Feature Open Source Hardware

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I don’t think this is particularly encouraging news, but maybe I’m wrong here. The folks behind the One Laptop Per Child initiative are saying that they are going to open source their hardware design for version 2. You’ll remember the design we’ve seen with the dual screen approach.  

India Set to Announce $10 Dollar Laptop

The folks in India are working to cut the cost of things down as much as they can it seems. After announcing a £1,420 price for a car and a £10 price for a phone, it looks like the are getting ready to unveil a £7   laptop. At current rates that converts to just […]