Monthly Archives: December, 2008

One Laptop per Child

olpc_logo_horizontal

What is this about?

The One Laptop per Child Foundation is an education project whose goal is to provide every child with a powerful tool for learning. Their mission statement below best sums it up:

To create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. When children have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. They learn, share, create, and collaborate. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.

xo-laptop

I officially began a project to donate laptops to children who need it in several developing countries. I look forward to participating in many different ways, and with the help of friends and fellow co-workers we plan to accomplish the following:

  • Donate 20 XO Laptops
  • Create a Community Repair Center
  • Help with setup and use of the XO Laptop
  • Help with Support
  • Spread the word about this remarkable learning tool

See the Video:

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=sc_iw_l_0_721521011?ie=UTF8&node=1240578011&me=A34NLXJLC88VVS

Where to buy:

www.amazon.com/xo

Photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc

YouTube Video below:

HP Mini 1000 Review

Great review of the HP Mini 1000 along with pictures, video and benchmarks from notebookreview.com

See it all HERE

Unlocked G1 Available for Developers Only

The Android Dev Phone 1 is now available and will cost $399 from the Android Market site. Developers will now have the opportunity to test applications on a non-contract and unlocked android device.

For more info see: http://code.google.com/android/dev-devices.html

Windows 7

Great Article regarding Windows 7 from winsupersite.com

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_simple.asp

My Favorite Android Apps

A list of my most favorite and well designed Android Apps in no particular order:

AccuWeather
AcroBible Lite
OI News Reader
PicSay – http://www.androidapps.com/t/picsay

picsay
Ringdroid – http://www.androidapps.com/t/ringdroid

Tub Thumper
Text Easy
Shazam
AK Notepad
aSettings
Bubble
Any Cut

The Inspiron Mini 12 – “The new kid in town”

mini-12

Dell released a slightly larger version of the Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook called the the Inspiron Mini 12. As the  name suggests this system sports a larger 12.1″ WXGA display along with 1GB RAM, Intel Atom Z520 or Z530 CPUs and Windows Vista Basic. The Mini 12 is capable of more storage by offering up to a 80GB hard drive and is certainly an option for those who desire a super slim and attractive laptop with a larger screen and a decent if not regular size keyboard. You can customize your Mini with a wide variety of patterns and solid colors such as black, white, red and pink. The battery life is estimated at 3hrs for the 3-cell battery, and about 6.5hrs for the 6-cell battery. Prices start at $549.