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One Laptop Per Child project is dead, in Boston (update)

One Laptop Per Child project is dead, in Boston (update)

By 11 March 2014

It's a sad day for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project as its Boston office is officially pronounced dead. The OLPC project took off back in 2006 to great excitement with 4 million pre-orders. The plan was to deliver laptops to less economically developed... >>

OLPC XO-3 tablet pictures and hands-on

OLPC XO-3 tablet pictures and hands-on

By 9 January 2012

It turns out people don't just want One Laptop Per Child anymore they want One Tablet Per Child too, and so not denying those in need, the organisation behind the OLPC and Marvell have teamed up to create a sub-$100 tablet called the XO-3. The new model,... >>

One Laptop Per Child to launch tablet at CES 2011

One Laptop Per Child to launch tablet at CES 2011

By 27 May 2010

One Laptop Per Child's aim of getting a sub $100 device is 2 years ahead of its original target according to its founder. However, even though the XO-3 is due for a CES unveiling in January 2011, the NPO is again, going to fail to meet its big objectives... >>

OLPC planning XO-3 tablet for 2012

OLPC planning XO-3 tablet for 2012

By 23 December 2009

The OLPC foundation, which has been credited with originally inventing the concept of a netbook, has unveiled a prototype of a Tablet PC called the XO-3, which it claims will be available for $75 when it arrives in 2012. It's planned to have an 8.5- by... >>

VIDEO: BBC shows off its "Blue Room" full of gadgets

VIDEO: BBC shows off its "Blue Room" full of gadgets

By 12 June 2009

We're feeling jealous. Although the Pocket-lint stronghold is full of gadgets, it's not as packed-to-the-brim with tech toys as the BBC's incredible "Blue Room" facility, which it uses for staff training. The Blue Room exists so that BBC personnel can... >>

$20 Indian laptop unveiled

$20 Indian laptop unveiled

By 3 February 2009

Sketchy details are coming in on the $20 laptop that has been unveiled in India, a launch from government, academic, and commercial interests. The Linux-based "Sakshat" laptop boasts 2GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and low power consumption of... >>

OLPC cuts staff by 50%

OLPC cuts staff by 50%

By 8 January 2009

The One Laptop per Child foundation has announced that due to "tough economic times" it is cutting staff by 50%. A statement from OLPC boss Nicholas Negroponte on the company's blog reads as follows: "Like many other nonprofits that are facing tough economic... >>

VIDEO: John Lennon stars in OLPC advert

VIDEO: John Lennon stars in OLPC advert

By 29 December 2008

Looks like the One Laptop Per Child Foundation is trying hard to get their adverts to get people talking. Following the hard-hitting, gritty effort we brought you news of before Christmas, their latest stars dead Beatle John Lennon. Lennon's voice-over... >>

VIDEO: OLPC makes hard-hitting advert

VIDEO: OLPC makes hard-hitting advert

By 15 December 2008

The OLPC's new ad campaign for its give one, get one scheme is pretty gritty. The foundation is under fire for how hard-hitting it is, but is it justified considering the worthy work they do? Have your say in the comments box below. >>

OLPC's XO machines to launch in UK

OLPC's XO machines to launch in UK

By 12 November 2008

For the first time, the One Laptop Per Child Foundation is to offer its XO machines in the European market. The debut of the device will also see the charitable group run its G1G1 - give one, get one - programme in Europe later this month. As has been... >>


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