One Laptop Per Child Isn't Quite Dead Yet

Fans of the One Laptop Per Child program were shocked and saddened to hear of the organization's imminent demise this week. There's only one problem: OLPC isn't actually dead. Despite what some blogs are reporting, the organization is alive and well… just not as alive and well as it once was. » 3/11/14 6:32pm 3/11/14 6:32pm

OLPC XO 3.0 Hands On: The $100 Wonder Tablet

Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child initiative has historically been more about promise than fulfillment. But in the $100 XO 3.0 tablet, OLPC may have its first product that's not just practical, capable, or cheap. It's actually… good. » 1/08/12 7:02pm 1/08/12 7:02pm

OLPC XO-3: An Impossible $75 Fantasy Tablet I Want to Believe In

The dual-touchscreen XO-2 was a fantastical concept. But it's nothing on OLPC's XO-3, a hot, messy wet dream of a tablet: All semi-flexible plastic, multitouch, backlit and reflective ereading modes, thinner than an iPhone and $75. » 12/22/09 3:01pm 12/22/09 3:01pm

Rest In Peace, Ridiculous Dual-Screen OLPC XO-2

It has always been an unspoken fear—or assumption, even—that the dual-touchscreen followup to the original OLPC, the XO-2, would never come to pass. But we let the dream live! Until today: the XO-2 is officially scrapped. » 11/03/09 3:18pm 11/03/09 3:18pm

Pedal-Powered OLPC Tested in Afghanistan: Free Power (and Killer…

OLPC's Give One Get One initiative has delivered around 11,000 XO-1 laptops to Afghanistan schools alone. But power is a problem when you get off the grid, so the team there has had to think outside the box. » 10/13/09 9:50am 10/13/09 9:50am

Sugar On a Stick Turns Any Netbook Into Your Very Own OLPC

While it's probably not very practical for typical day-to-day laptop use, the Sugar Linux desktop environment, designed for the OLPC project, is a novel take on user interfaces. Now, Sugar Labs has released Sugar on a Stick, a version of the OS that is designed to boot, run and save data from and on a USB drive. [ » 6/24/09 4:58am 6/24/09 4:58am

Pixel Qi: The Display That Will Make You Want an E-Reader

We've gone through it time and time again: One of the most formidable problems e-readers need to overcome is the expensive and primitive issue of e-ink. But Mary Lou Jepsen, of OLPC fame, has a new display that just might make the e-reader a viable, desirable, and even inexpensive gadget. » 5/30/09 6:30pm 5/30/09 6:30pm