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OLPC’s ARM-based tablet, laptop can run on solar power alone

Modern computers aren’t just a lot faster than the PCs you probably used ten or fifteen years ago — they also use a lot less power. But most computers designed to run desktop operating systems still use enough energy that they can’t, say, run directly off the power generated by a small solar panel. But […]

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OLPC to parachute computers into remote villages… literally

OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte’s next big idea sounds crazy… and that’s probably because it is. PC Magazine reports he wants to airdrop cheap tablet computers into remote villages without providing any instructions, teachers, or other forms of support. But developing an inexpensive durable, ultraportable laptop that could be used in the developing world seemed like […]

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Marvell, OLPC working on low cost education tablets, XO 3 tablet coming in 2012

One Laptop Per Child founder Nicholas Negroponte tells Xconomy that the group has received a $5.6 million grant from chip-maker Marvell to develop low cost tablets built around Marvell’s low power chips. That’s not a huge surprise, since the two have been working together since earlier this year. But here’s what I learned from the […]