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OLPC tablet, XO 3.0, made official

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One Laptop Per Child – the initiative that is trying to produce a cheap computer for those in developing areas – has revealed the XO 3.0 tablet, and a brand new design in comparison to the concept design announced beforehand. The XO 3.0 is being made in conjunction with Marvell Semiconductor and will be using their ARM-based System-on-a-chip processor, and will also have a unique charging method where it is […]

OLPC XO laptops to be sold via Amazon

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Amazon will start selling the One Laptop Per Child’s XO laptop as part of the Give One, Get One program, according to an official from the OLPC. Basically, the laptop is a low-cost and low-power laptop, which will run Linux and Windows on it and be sold to countries to help decrease the digital divide between the western nations and the poorer ones. Amazon is expected to sell them in […]

‘$100′ laptop begins mass production

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After five years from it’s first concept, The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) ‘$100’ laptop begins mass production in China via computer manufacturer Quanta. The OLPC group has said that children in developing countries who ordered them will receive them next month. Just last month, it receive an official order of 100,000 laptops from Uruguay. “Today represents an important milestone in the evolution of the One Laptop per Child project,” […]

News in Brief: OLPC Brings Porn!

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Techcrunch is reporting that a new report, from the News Agency of Nigeria, has said on Thursday that laptops in Abuja “have gone awry as the pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit sexual materials.” This will be short lived, however, with a OLPC spokesperson saying that all laptops will be fitted with porn filters.

‘$100′ Laptop now $175

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The ‘$100’ laptop has now increased to $175. As well, it is rumoured to run the new $3 Windows XP pack; which was announced last week. The ‘$100’ laptop was to run it’s own open-source software.

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