Don’t forget your shovel. :: Ottawa-Gatineau OLPC Meet-up March 21

March 17, 2009

Don’t forget your shovel. :: Ottawa-Gatineau OLPC Meet-up March 21 Dear OLPC Users in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, Our next meeting will give us a great opportunity to meet our aspiring local OLPCorps Africa group and to get involved. We will be meet and have a presentation from Sam Burton followed by discussion and hopefully some […]

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OLPC to use ARM CPU in next-gen XO laptop?

March 14, 2009

OLPC to use ARM CPU in next-gen XO laptop? The One Laptop Per Child group could soon move to adopt an ARM based processor for its next generation XO Laptop. The move is interesting for a few reasons. First, ARM CPUs tend to consume far less power than x86 chips from companies like Intel, AMD, […]

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The Failure of One Laptop Per Child

January 22, 2009
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Jeremy pointed me to this article: The Walrus Blogs » The Failure of One Laptop Per Child » World Fast Forward. I disagree with a number of the ‘failures’ as I noted in my comment on the site. But the XO did change our notions of computing, and was a valid attempt to bring constructionism […]

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Flexible OLEDs

October 7, 2008
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EcoGeek – Flexible OLEDs This new device is both transparent and flexible, while still producing a bright display that can be viewed at almost any angle. Its response time is up to ten times faster than traditional LEDs, making for smooth, smooth video. The engineers of the future could have a field day with this […]

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Amazon will sell OLPC laptops – Boing Boing

September 5, 2008
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Amazon will sell OLPC laptops – Boing Boing: “Starting in November, Amazon will sell the One Laptop Per Child XO laptop, a marvel of engineering and pedagogy, on a “give one, get one” basis: every XO you buy will also pay for one to be given to a kid in the developing world…”

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Sub-$100 Laptops Have Finally Arrived

September 5, 2008

Slashdot | Sub-$100 Laptops Have Finally Arrived talks about the The HiVision miniNote (video at this link of puter): They ditched x86 compatibility and switched to a MIPS architecture to further reduce production costs. HiVision has managed to create a UMPC that sells right now for $120.00. They say they have refined the manufacturing process […]

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Negroponte Seeks a Laptop CEO

March 6, 2008
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Negroponte Seeks a Laptop CEO “After weathering an acrimonious split from Intel and harsh criticism from critics, One Laptop Per Child is reorganizing—and looking for a new CEO.” [via OLPC News: A CEO Search Result: Negroponte Leaves One Laptop Per Child]

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OLPC Meetup in Toronto this Sunday

February 27, 2008
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OLPC Meetup in Toronto this Sunday Directions and whatnot over at OLPCnews.

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Ontario OLPC Users Groups » First Ottawa Meet Up Feb. 26

February 24, 2008
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Ontario OLPC Users Groups » First Ottawa Meet Up Feb. 26 The first Ottawa Meet Up will be this Tuesday Feb. 26th for XO users in reach of Ottawa. You can read the details in the news forum post Click Here. If you’d like to join us leave a comment here or on the News […]

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olpc.tv

February 22, 2008

I’ve had olpc.tv on my RSS feed for a couple of months but have not been paying attention to the amount of cool stuff there is there.

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