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Intel planning to get on mobile bandwagon

We used to talk about the hegemony of Wintel, the ironclad command exercised by Microsoft and Intel. The world changed. Internet came center stage. Mobile became the new thing. People like Jobs figured it out. Intel did not. Now it’s trying to catch up. Now Intel is not just trying to catch up in mobile […]

Recharging without wires

Desktop to Laptop.   Fixed phone to mobile.  Wired connectivity for the laptop to wireless connectivity through WiFi.   All important steps in the untethering of people from places in the communication process. But one wire remains.   Every time we want to recharge a battery (or work for a long time in one place) we have to […]

Double trouble with one laptop per child

When Chief Technology Officer of one laptop per child (OLPC) anounced quitting on the New Year’s Eve – future of this project faced question. Four days later OLPC’s one of the major technology partner, Intel, also walked out of this charity. And now the crisis deepens furthermore.

Certainly not a toy!

Intel classmate PC

When asked this was Intel’s response to the $ 100 (er…$ 176) laptop, pat came the reply: “Yeah, you could call that” It is meant for children, but classmate PC is not a toy. It is a tiny version of a fully pledged PC. (512 M memory 2 GB in a flash, though no hard […]

ITU approves WiMax

U.N. Agency Gives Boost to WiMax – New York Times The United Nations telecommunications agency in Geneva gave the upstart technology called WiMax a vote of approval, providing a sizable victory for Intel and something of a defeat for competing technologies from Qualcomm and Ericsson. The International Telecommunication Union’s radio assembly agreed late Thursday to […]

More on the Negroponte laptop

Intel and $100 laptop join forces Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop per Child, said: “Intel joins the OLPC board as a world leader in technology, helping reach the world’s children. Collaboration with Intel means that the maximum number of laptops will reach children.” Intel inside The new agreement means that Intel will sit alongside […]

Linux evolves for mobile devices

A version of the increasingly popular Linux operating system Ubuntu will be developed for use on net-enabled phones and devices. The Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded project aims to create the open source platform for initial release in October 2007. The operating system will be developed by members of the Ubuntu community, along with staff from […]

USD 150 computer

In 2004, 4.1 percent of Sri Lankan households had computers.  As the data comes in from our six-country study, we will post the numbers for those countries as well.   Looks like this will change the nature of the debate.   The report states that Intel and Microsoft are not happy with Negoponte’s baby.  For $150, Third-World […]

Intel to Join in a Project to Extend Wireless Use

The article below from NYTimes.com has been sent to you by samarajiva AT lirne DOT net. By JOHN MARKOFF, SAN FRANCISCO, In an effort to create a global wireless alternative to cable and telephone Internet service, Intel said on Monday that it would collaborate with Clearwire, a wireless broadband company, in developing and deploying the […]

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