OLPC CTO Edward J. McNierney gives us an overview of the ARM version of OLPC XO Laptop, XO 1.75, to be released soon, being optimized now in Taiwan, it provides for a sub 2 Watt One Laptop Per Child XO Laptop. One Laptop Per Child created the Netbook market, now they will push the PC/Laptop industry towards ARM support for lower power consumption and lower prices through increased industry competition and optimized SoC designs. The $100 Laptop is nearer. Marvell’s 610 is now one of the ARM SoC platforms that is now powerful enough to power a full desktop/laptop system.
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March 23, 2010
This is a 45min Documentary film Directed by Chiara Sambuchi, produced by ZDF/Arte released by Lavafilm, just aired on the Arte TV channel in France and Germany. I have seen most of all the olpc related videos and documentary films that have been avaiable on the Internet during these past 4 years that I have been updating my video-blog at http://olpc.tv, this may be one of the best, most awesome and most beautiful Documentary films on the olpc project yet made.
French version titled: S’instuire pour 100 dollars:
Stream Flash version for 7 days at: http://plus7.arte.tv/fr/1697660,CmC=3107554.html
German version titled: Ein Laptop gegen die Armut:
Stream Flash version for 7 days at: http://plus7.arte.tv/de/1697660,CmC=3107554.html
If you are a TV Producer or a Documentary Film Festival organizer, you should contact the makers of the film at http://lavafilm.com/en/p_laptop.html to discuss the broadcast and distribution of this film.
If you understand French or German you should watch it now, before Arte.tv removes it from their website! I hope these links work for olpc fans worldwide. We have to wait for Lavafilm.com to communicate on the eventual availability of the English language version (and without the French or German dubbing on all the English language interviews).
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Side by side comparison video showing the Pixel Qi 3Qi LCD screen next to the E-ink based Amazon Kindle, next to the transflective Toshiba R600 and next to a regular resistive touchscreen tablet laptop. Comparing performance in direct sunlight, in the shade and in a dark room with and without the backlight.
Following the initial video that was released showing the Pixel Qi screen during the Computex trade show in Taipei, Mary Lou Jepsen, CTO and Inventor of the Pixel Qi screen technology, answers user comments that were posted on the Engadget and Mobileread threads (among many other blogs who linked to the first video) with users from all over the world commenting and asking questions about the screen in the first video.
October 6, 2008
Michail Blestas, VP of Advanced Technology and Connectivity on the One Laptop Per Child project, talks to Robert Scoble about some of the unique wireless and power saving features inside the OLPC.
March 20, 2008
Greenpeace is pointing their fingers at big IT industry manufacturers and distributors for not caring about the environment. They are also warning people that most so called old recycled computers are actually instead sent to some underdevelopped parts of asia and africa where slaves are melting motherboards and PC circuits with their bare hands to extract the little materials and metals they can that have any resale value on the black markets. So do not believe all those that want to export containers filled with your old computers to give to people in the third world. In some cases 75% of the old computers are unusable, they consume more power then there is available and thus the scheme is only using the charity as a means to escape and illegally monetize electronic waste. The USA doesn’t even have a policy to prevent electronic waste traffic. Hundreds of tons of electronic waste is shipped from the USA every year to be dumped and processed by slaves in the third world. Current PC components in most computers other then the OLPC have toxic chemicals in them that harm those poor people that melt them and that pollute the water and the ground where it is dumped.
DivX HD 1280×720 3.5mbit/s: Play
March 1, 2008
February 1, 2008
Former One Laptop Per Child CTO, Mary Lou Jepsen discusses the greener aspects of the XO Laptop.
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One Laptop Per Child developer Chris Blizzard shows how the XO machine can be powered by pump action.
Posted at BBC.co.uk