Hands On With Intel Classmate Tablet: So Far Just a Touchy, Double-Jointed Netbook

When news of the Classmate tablet broke yesterday »8/21/08 4:10pm8/21/08 4:10pm, it was hard to know what to think. In terms of specs, the device is a far sight better that the Classmate 2.0, but aside from the new tablet form factor, the diminutive netbook didn't seem to include any truly innovative new features. During the Intel Developer Forum…

Mystery Intel Tablet is Panasonic Toughbook for Medical Types

That mystery »8/20/08 4:24am8/20/08 4:24am tablet PC that appeared at the end of Intel's presentation at IDF last night is no Classmate, or super-powered Speak&Spell either: It's a Panasonic Toughbook-alike tablet. More specifically it's a "Mobile Clinical Assistant" device, aimed at doctors and nurses who are under an increasing burden of digital…

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

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 1:25pm1/04/08 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 3:15pm1/02/08 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 11:30am12/31/07 11:30am