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Design

$100 laptop designer Yves Behar on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Designer Yves Behar digs up his creative roots and discusses some of the iconic objects he’s created (the Leaf lamp, the Jawbone headset). Then he turns to the witty, surprising, elegant things he’s working on now — including the “$100 laptop” (whose next-gen redesign was announced yesterday) and a groovy new water bottle. (Recorded February […]

 

XO laptop redesign: Pics!

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One Laptop per Child designer Yves Behar (watch his TEDTalk) shares exciting news about the top-to-bottom redesign of the XO laptop — sometimes called the “$100 laptop.” He writes: With the XO (1.0), we pushed the boundaries of what a laptop could be by lowering the cost dramatically, being green (no heavy metals, lowest energy […]

Design

Nicholas Negroponte’s 1984 TED Talk: 5 predictions for the future (4 of them correct)

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Speaking at the first TED Conference, in 1984, Nicholas Negroponte talks about the converging fields of technology, entertainment and design. Years before anyone was using the word “convergence,” Negroponte was thinking about TV screens as the “electronic books of the future,” and computers as the future of education. In excerpts from his 2-hour talk (this […]

Education

AMD and One Laptop per Child

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Guest blogger Devlen Watkins handles IT for the Aspen Institute, but when he’s not running around solving technical problems during TED@Aspen, he’s been down at the AMD 50×15 / One Laptop per Child table, playing with the XO Laptop. He writes: OLPC, or as most of you know it One Laptop per Child, has really […]

Education

One Laptop per Child at TED@Aspen

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The Aspen Institute’s Devlen Watkins (at right, above) reports from the One Laptop per Child table at TED@Aspen: Steve Howard (at left, above) is from AMD, which provides the processors for the laptops. If you have seen the earlier models, they had a crank sticking out. They have since done away with that design, because […]

Education

Time to get your XO laptop, and to give one

Posted By Bgiussani

Since Nicholas Negroponte presented his idea for a “100-dollar-laptop” at TED2006, the project has been going through many ups and downs, enthusiasms and criticisms, and had occupied a lot of media space. The XO laptop is now here. The cost at this stage is nearly double, but the machine is awesome. Mass production started earlier […]

 

"100-dollar laptop" could go commercial by September

Posted By Bgiussani

For all those who, seeing the first "100-dollar laptops," have wondered "when can I get one?" the answer is: sooner than expected. One Laptop Per Child founder Nicholas Negroponte said this week during a speech in Geneva, Switzerland, that a retail version of the laptop may be commercially available in September 2007, according to a […]

Development

Nicholas Negroponte on TEDTalks

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Nicholas Negroponte is former Director of the MIT Media Lab, and founder of the non-profit, One Laptop Per Child, dedicated to making the famed “$100 laptop” a reality. In this talk, he outlines some of the challenges of getting the laptop produced, and explains why he stepped down as Media Lab director to focus on […]