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

OLPC to Ditch Old Friend AMD for ARM-Based Processors

Despite being an original sponsor of the OLPC project, AMD processors will not be used in the upcoming XO-2 touchscreen netbook. Instead, in an interesting move, ARM chips will take on the computing load. » 3/12/09 8:30pm 3/12/09 8:30pm

Negroponte Halves OLPC Staff, Phases Out Sugar Linux to Focus on…

Today, Ars Technica picked up a blip from Nicholas Negroponte, who informed readers of his intention to cut half the staff and reduce pay of the rest, and emphasizing the shift to hardware. » 1/07/09 8:45pm 1/07/09 8:45pm

V12 Design Delivering Dual Touchscreen Laptop Within Two Years

It looks as though an Italian company named V12 Design might beat the OLPC's XO-2 laptop to the dual touchscreen punch with their dual LCD laptop called the Canova. According to Laptopmag, V12 developed its design four years ago and is currently working on a second generation version with a US manufacturer. The plan… » 7/09/08 3:43pm 7/09/08 3:43pm

OLPC Founder Negroponte Wanted to Make Multitouch XO-2 Laptop 20 Years…

Long before the XO Laptop climbed over $100 and OLPC's name was sullied by infighting (and then redeemed by its dual multi-touchscreen XO2 concept) OLPC founder Nick Negroponte was preaching the gospel of ten-finger multi-touch over the "mouse on Macintosh," which sounds profoundly clunky compared to his… » 6/02/08 5:40pm 6/02/08 5:40pm

OLPC XO-2 Will Love You Back With Haptic Feedback and Multitouch

OLPC's upcoming wonder laptop, the XO-2, will have multi-touch and haptic feedback, according to a Mary Lou Jepsen of Pixel Qi, who designed the original's innovative indoor/outdoor display, and is charged with making the XO-2's dual touchscreens happen. Additionally, the touchscreen capabilities will be integrated… » 5/27/08 5:32pm 5/27/08 5:32pm