OLPC Slaps Back at Intel: "You Have No Heart and Don't Care About the…

Last night, Intel pulled out of OLPC, citing founder Nicholas Negroponte's serious jealousy issues with other low-cost computers stealing XO's thunder in more ways than one. Today, OLPC slaps back, claws out: "We're totally better off without you since it was all for show and you never really loved us (or the kids) in… » 1/04/08 1:25pm 1/04/08 1:25pm

OLPC Slapped With Interim Injunction, $20 Million Lawsuit in Nigeria

Holy crap. The latest on the lawsuit against OLPC by Nigerian firm Lagos Analysis Corporation (Lancor) is that OLPC has been hit with a temporary injunction, meaning it can't be distributed or sold in Nigeria "on pain of jail time." LANCOR also wants $20 million in damages. From a charity. Groklaw insinuates… » 1/02/08 3:15pm 1/02/08 3:15pm

E-Lead's New "Noahpad" UMPC: As if the Market Wasn't Crowded Enough

E-Lead is the latest company to jump on the Eee PC-esque UMPC bandwagon with the new "Noahpad" (a.k.a. "classmate, roommate, and travelmate),"device it plans to unveil at this year's CES. Like many of the UMPCs out there, this PC will be running on Linux—specifically Ubuntu 7.10. It will also have the ability to run… » 12/31/07 11:30am 12/31/07 11:30am

Intel Classmate Reviewed (Verdict: OLPC Killer)

While we haven't seen anywhere near the kind of buzz in geek circles for Intel's Classmate, it played a prominent, crushing role in the WSJ's slaughterfest OLPC article a couple weeks ago, since it's been picked up by Libya, Nigeria and Pakistan over the XO Laptop, in large part because it runs Windows and Office and… » 12/14/07 5:10pm 12/14/07 5:10pm