OLPC Android Tablet

olpc tabletYou probably have heard something about One Laptop per Child, or OLPC, which is a project from MIT Labs that aims to produce affordable computers for children in developing nations. To date, there are an estimated one million children around the world using these $100 computers.

Now the project has introduced a tablet and a representative stopped by TPN in Las Vegas to discuss the device and show it off a little bit. The new tablet has a child-friendly interface and a set of parental controls to help prevent trouble. It even features a dashboard to record activity so that an adult can monitor it. The tablet even includes a customized app store, complete with kids’ books.

When your child is not using the device then it can be switched to a standard Android tablet that mom and dad can use. The tablet will debut in Walmart stores in late spring and pricing will be announced at that time.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDR News and RV News Net and Don Baine, the Gadget Professor

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Marvell Demonstrates a new OLPC Tablet @ CES 2012

Marvell At CES 2012 Marvell showed off the OLPC XO 3.0 Tablet. The tablet has an eight inch screen and is made for kids in the developing world. It has the ARM based ARMADA PXA618 SOC processor, and is built on the Linux platform. It has a mini Wikipedia and other existing educational applications built right into the device. This is important since these devices are used in areas where wi-fi is often not available. The tablet can be charged by solar power, hand crank, and from any device that can produce 10-25 watts of DC power. The solar panel produces 4 watts of power by placing it in the sun for an hour. You then snap to the tablet and it will charge the tablet for up to two hours of usage. Like all OLPC products the OLPC tablet is easy to take apart and repair.

Marvell builds the design. They work with Quantive manufacturing, who build the tablets based on orders from agencies like a Ministry of Education or an educational organization. Their goal is to have the unit price well below the $180.00 which is the cost of the OLPC computer.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central

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GNC-2009-04-28 #472 The March to 500 Shows

We have a winner for the crispy $100.00 bill one other person got very close but only one hit the nail on the head. Rather late start to the show tonight as I am loaded up pretty heavy with the misses out of town how does she do everything by herself when I am gone is beyond me. Lot’s of tech news tonight. I have a bit of a rant on ustream tonight as you may expect. Special thanks goes out to Roz Savage who was my guest on Saturday evening.

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Show Notes:
HP shows of new Pro-Series of Notebooks.
VholdR ContourHD helmet cam that works!
Will Real Win DVD Ripping Case?
CDC Twitter Account Tweets info on Swine Flu!
Sim Card Mini Spying Device.
Long Island NY has 100mps Internet Service Available.
Verizon made a Pile of Money in Previous Quarter.
Apple wants to Play with Verizon “Smart”
The 411 in Video Ad Formats.
President Obama announces the Science and Technology Advisory Council.
Big Blue to take on Jeopardy in Computer Versus Man.
India purchases 250k OLPC Laptops.
RapidShare Sharing your Login and File Sharing Info.
EU extends Copyright on Music and Film 20 more Years
Need to Repair a Rockband Guitar.
4Chan games Time Magazine Poll in a big way!
Quicktime sync to YouTube is coming!
Android based Notebook soon?
Time to Look a OOMA Voip Services.
Fuss about XP Mode in Windows 7 Huge News!
A Mini PC in your PC embedded on your Network Card!
Archive team sucking in Geocities before close.
UK Gov’t says we will collect everything!
Congressional Rep Demos Video Streaming to supreme court judges.
Companies can learn a lot on how Twitter does not go after trademark violators.
Want to Live Forever Yes or No.
Aliens by 2019? Depends on what you classify Aliens.

GNC-2008-01-25 #342

Great commentary from all of you and we cover a huge amount of tech news today. Some voicemail taking me to task at the end of the show over the financial issues of dreamhost.

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Show Notes:
Firefox Growing
Stupid Employee Tricks
iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak
MPAA hates College Kids but Lies
Transplant Break Through
Comcast Bittorrent
Apple Stock Takes a Hit
iPhone Sales Truth
Anonymous DOS
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MacBook Air Slow
MacBook Air USB Port Issues
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Hulu Interview
Digg Changes
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OLPC Big Issues
Leave the Social No Way
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Microsoft Updates Vista SP1

GNC-2008-01-18 #340

Feels great to be back in the swing of things lots of comments and voicemail feedback at the end of the show glad you enjoyed teh CES back channel regular videos to be pushed online soon.

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AT&T Filter and Spy on Internet Traffic?
ICANN stop Domain Tasting!
What does Akamai have to do with Net Neutrality AT&T?
Microsoft Cracking Down on DVD Ripping?
J.C. Penny looses 650k users data
Gas Cloud to Collide!
First Mercury Flyby
Blogger.com Outage
Time Warner pay to download plan!!!!!!!
Violet Blue gets cold shoulder by Steve Jobs
Upgrade Google Analytics
Dell XPS Shock Hazard
Digg Internal Moderators Ruin Digg
Black Holes gone Wild
Seti did not call Home!
Macworld Blogger Lounge OLPC big HIt
Defendant Big Win against RIAA
Apple User Survey :)
Time Warner Idiots
Bionic Contact lenses
Miro Overhaul
Yahoo Open ID
Right or Left Side of Bed
Album DOA

GNC-2008-01-15 #339

Back from Vegas back in the Saddle and ready to bring you the latest hot topics plus a full run down of everything that has been going on including some inside information.

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Customer Reports on Companies
Radio QRM Podcast
RIAA Liners
Updated Battery Rules

Show Notes:
Solar Masterpiece
Ford Trademark
Apple Ultra Portable?
Google Maps and Weather Channel
Macbook Air?
RIAA opens Mouth Again
Netflix Video on Demand Unlimited Views
OLPC Dissected
USB 2.0 Universal HDD Adapter
Vista SP1 RC Refresh
Droboshare
FeedDemon and NetNewsWire FREE!
FeedDemon Crack ;)
Facebook to buy Plaxo? Why?
iTransmogrify
Journalist using Bloggers
WiMax Enabled ASUS EE PC
Google and iPhone
Bad Review Request DMCA Takedown
Hubble Repair Plans
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GNC-2007-12-21 #327

Special Edition of the Geek News Central Podcast recorded during the 24hr Podcast. All the regular great coverage plus the live components which were a lot of fun.

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Microsoft vs Google over Office

Show Notes:
Mark Cuban Facebook Strategy
Doug Kaye on real Time Web
Congress finally to equal playing field in Radio
23 iTunes add on’s
OLPC Unboxing
Real Blue Man
Deep Impact new mission approved
Compaq and HP Bricking Bug
Stupid guy gets what he deserves
Unix Admin Pleads Guilty on Power Grid Sabotage
Nokia N96 in the wild
Micorchip can detect Tumors
A really good WiFi picture frame
IE8 and Browser Wars
Kent Nichols Ask a Ninja Blog
Digg is DOA
Steal my Content and Pictures Please
Think Secret and the Apple Gestapo
S3 as a end user product
Bet Winner NYT versus Weblogs
FCC Votes to Relax Ownership Rules

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Six reasons to slow down eating
Fuel Economy and big Cars
Tires with Microchip Sensors
Don’t like shoes in the house?

GNC-2007-12-11 #324

I have made the announcement on when I will do the 24 hour Marathon show. Set your calendar it will be Dec 21st

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Nokia and OGG
Busted for Pirating
Photoshop Contest and Winners
Voip on iPod Touch
FCC 210,000 Towers need Generators
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NASA Night Shinning Clouds
Wiimots
ArtiGo Mini PC Kit
Some OLPC Shipping
Workaround for Zune 3 Play Rule
Sony OLED unboxing and Breakdown
Amazing Looking HTPC
Voyager 2 #1
Voyager 2 #2
Hidden MP3 Player/Recorder
Dubai Life
Whats a Blog?
Watching Online
Buzz on Marc
Future Safe Archives
Naughty Company Western Digital
Linked in going more Social?
NYT Readership
Media Player Users Beware
Transistor turns 60!!!
NAV 11 for Leopard
UK Wind Turbines
ISP inserting messages on Google Pages
Singing Songs for Charity told to pay up by PRS

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GNC-2007-11-23 #319

I am your special guest Jeffrey Powers from Geekazine to help Todd out. Tons of news including Top 10 Gadgets for Geeks this Holiday Season.

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AMD Spider Debuts Monday
Hush Technologies HS1
KDE 4.0 Final Stretch
Amazon Kindle Sells Out in One Day
PSStore and PS3 Firmware
Verison FIOS Boasts 50 Mbps
OLPC Extended to Dec 31st
Remote Controlled Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs to Tumors
Half Million Databases Have No Firewall
Firefox Leaving 80% of Bugs for 3.0 Release
Google Asking People to Perfect Maps
T-Mobile to Sell iPhone Without Contract
T-Mobile Replaces Faulty Sidekick
How Facebook IS turning the Blogging Community around.
G-Mail Crashing Browsers
Worlds Smallest Projector
White Dwarf Embodies New Category of Star
Leopard Tweaks
California Sues E-Voting Vendor
Free Software Files Copyright Lawsuits
How to Make a Green Tree Greener

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GNC-2007-11-13 #316

Live Interview with Rob Greenlee he is head of the ZUNE Podcast Programing and Marketing Lead. Also listen to find out how you can win a 8GB Zune. With the Interview this is a Monster Show!

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Show Notes:
What do you Think of This?
Searchles
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Complete Zune Guide
First Look at Zune
Zune Unboxing
Windows 7 Top Feature Request
Facebook Business Page
Colleges Must be Copyright Police under New Bill!
Top 10 P2P Applications
WebTraffic Guide use with Caution (Listen to show)
Earth Gravity Changing?
Look mom it’s a Spacecraft not a Asteroid
AT&T Employee Spill Beans
Android Google Phone Emulator
OLPC 1 for 2 On Sale
iPhone 1.1.2 Jailbreak Info
eRazer
FIOS Manhattan
BlogFriends for Facebook
Patch Tueday and a Warning
Windows Vista Update Coming
CyberHomes new Real Estate Sites
Atlantis is on the Launch Pad
Delta 4 Takes Payload to Space
VC Tax Structure under Threat
Venus Rover needs a Super Cooler
Zune 2 Has Landed
Net Neutrality Foes want Comcast held Accountable

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