The NonProfit Times -"Stretching Laptop Run Time

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The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Stretching Laptop Run TimeBy Ted NeedlemanYou have to wonder sometimes. As laptops get smaller and lighter, their run times often suffer due to fact that smaller laptops have smaller batteries. Improvements in battery technology and the development of power-sipping CPUs help somewhat, but it’s rare to find a laptop.

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One Laptop Per Adult?

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

One Laptop, two systems - The Boston Globe

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One Laptop, two systems - The Boston Globe: "THE GOAL of the nonprofit One Laptop per Child project has always been exciting: build a cheap, sturdy laptop and give it to poor children in developing countries to improve their educations.".

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One Laptop per Child Lands in India

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One Laptop per Child Lands in India: "Nicholas Negroponte has found it tough going in India. His best-known idea is the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program (BusinessWeek, 6/5/08), a plan to make a simple, $100 laptop that would create a digitally literate generation. For years as the head of MIT's Media Lab, the famed computer scientist promoted radical ways to use technology to transform society.

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BBC NEWS | Technology | '$100 laptop' production begins

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BBC NEWS | Technology | '$100 laptop' production begins: "$100 laptop' production beginsBy Jonathan FildesScience and technology reporter, BBC NewsFive years after the concept was first proposed, the so-called $100 laptop is poised to go into mass production.Hardware suppliers have been given the green light to ramp-up production of all of the components needed to build millions of the low-cost

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Our Refurbished Laptop Catalog Is Growing

Tech Soup Blog

Check out all of the recent additions to our collection of refurbished laptops in the Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) program. Laptops from InterConnection. Laptops from PCRR. Our refurbisher partner PCRR has also generously offered laptops from Dell and Lenovo.

The $3 Laptop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Via Snazzzz 's post in live journal comes the story of the $3 laptop. Inspired by MIT's $100 laptop project, they've been working on their own educational laptop project and delivered their first working model to Saron, a banking and finance student living in a small village near Prek Eng.

Today @ PC World OLPC Announces Next-Gen XO-2 $75 Laptop

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Today @ PC World OLPC Announces Next-Gen XO-2 $75 Laptop: "The nonprofit One Laptop Per Child has just shown for the first time images of its next-generation touch-screen laptop that goes by the name XO-2. According to Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of OLPC, the laptop is under development and has a goal of costing $75.

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Refurbished MacBook Air Laptops Now Available

Tech Soup Blog

The Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) at TechSoup now offers refurbished MacBook Air laptops along with other refurbished laptops to fit any budget. We're very excited to expand our selection of Apple laptops!

The Associated Press: Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program

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The Associated Press: Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program: "Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child ProgramBy MAY WONG – 10 hours agoSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) said Thursday it has abandoned the One Laptop Per Child program, dealing a big blow to the ambitious project seeking to bring millions of low-cost laptops to children in developing.

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One Laptop Per Child orders surge - The Boston Globe

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One Laptop Per Child orders surge - The Boston Globe: "Despite slower-than-expected sales and tough competition from commercial rivals, the One Laptop Per Child Foundation of Cambridge is enjoying a surge of new orders

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Intel, Portugal agree to deal for 500,000 laptops

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Intel, Portugal agree to deal for 500,000 laptops: "Intel Corp. on Wednesday pledged to provide elementary school students in Portugal with 500,000 computers based on its Classmate PC design, the latest move by the computer chip maker to take the lead in the emerging low-cost laptop market.The computers will be delivered over the course of the 2008-09 school year.

Business & Technology | Microsoft joining laptop crusade | Seattle Times Newspaper

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Business & Technology | Microsoft joining laptop crusade | Seattle Times Newspaper: "Microsoft and the laptop organization announced Thursday that the nonprofit's green-and-white XO computers now can run Windows in addition to their homegrown interface, which is built on the open Linux operating system.

Laptop Sticker Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Why do people put stickers on their laptops? So I only saw six examples of this - bumper stickers on laptops. So you can easily figure out which laptop is yours. Why do you put stickers on your laptop Stickers Originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg.

Nonprofit group starts making low-cost laptops | Technology | Reuters

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Nonprofit group starts making low-cost laptops | Technology | Reuters: "A nonprofit group said on Tuesday production of a new laptop computer for children in developing countries had begun, a milestone that could shake up the PC industry by ushering in a new era of low-cost computing.".

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One Laptop Per Child

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Stu Leigh of Real World Productions sent me a link the this video, in which Hakon Wium Lie, the CTO of Opera Software, demonstrates the hardware for the new OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) initiaitve.

A JingProject Sticker for My Laptop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I met Betsy Weber, TechSmith Evangelist, at SXSW and she gave me a Jing Project sticker for my laptop! Thanks Betsy

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Tech Tip: Make Your Next Computer Purchase a Laptop

Tech Soup Blog

Laptops are about four or five times more energy efficient than desktop computers. A laptop computer typically uses 30 to 40 watts of electricity during moderate use. Laptops also have low-energy modes to save on battery usage and energy.

School Tech: 6 Important Lessons From Maine's Student Laptop Program - Yahoo! News

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School Tech: 6 Important Lessons From Maine's Student Laptop Program - Yahoo! News: "When students at Skowhegan Area Middle School decided to undertake a study of the town's history, they departed from traditional readings and paper writing. They instead made podcasts about historical landmarks that cumulatively produced a walking tour, recorded interviews with town elders and created websites

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The Santa Barbara Independent Tech Mogul Brings Laptops to Kellogg Kids

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The Santa Barbara Independent Tech Mogul Brings Laptops to Kellogg Kids: "D.J. Perry’s third-grade class at Kellogg Elementary School in Goleta buzzed with excitement on Friday, December 5, as students clicked away on their new XO-brand laptops. The textbook-sized computers were provided to the school by UCSB’s Technology Management Program and its new partnership with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).

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$100 Laptop at WSIS 2005

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

WSIS 2005: $100 laptop Originally uploaded by BillT. Here are some links from various listserv discussions and blog posts when the laptop was announced here in Boston last month. Here's a photo from WSIS flickr stream.

I Love Snagit Laptop Stickers!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just arrived in the mail along with the new copy of Daniel Park's Definitive Guide Camtasia Studio 4! Just in time to help me with the screencasts I'm working now about SalesForce

Microsoft finalizes Windows XP for OLPC laptops | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

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Microsoft finalizes Windows XP for OLPC laptops | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com: "Microsoft has internally released to manufacturing the version of Windows XP that it has tweaked to run on the One Laptop Per Child XO computer.As James Utzschneider, General Manager of Marketing and Communications for the Unlimited Potential Group, announced on his blog on July 24:".

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Give One, Get One Laptop Kicks Off

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During this time, you can donate the revolutionary XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. The Give One, Get One campaign launched yesterday.

Putting XO Laptops Under Christmas Trees—and into Classrooms—via Amazon | Xconomy

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Putting XO Laptops Under Christmas Trees—and into Classrooms—via Amazon | Xconomy: "Under the Give One, Get One (G1G1) program, consumers can buy two laptops for $399. One will be shipped to a school of OLPC’s choice, and the other to any recipient of the buyer’s choice. Part of the purchase price is tax-deductible—though OLPC says buyers should consult their accountants to figure out how much.".

Global laptop project raises its price again, almost double original $100 goal - International Herald Tribune

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Global laptop project raises its price again, almost double original $100 goal - International Herald Tribune: "he vaunted '$100 laptop' that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers dreamed up for international schoolchildren is becoming a slightly more distant concept. Leaders of the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child that was spun out of MIT acknowledged Friday that the devices would

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Nortel Pullout Hits Laptop-for-Poor-Nations Program Hard | Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newspaper

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Nortel Pullout Hits Laptop-for-Poor-Nations Program Hard | Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newspaper: "owever, Nortel was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in January and, according to officials, has ceased its involvement in the OLPC program.'As

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The Larger Challenge (and Opportunity) for One Laptop Per Child - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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The Larger Challenge (and Opportunity) for One Laptop Per Child - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog: "The One Laptop Per Child project is starting a “Give 1 Get 1? As its name suggests, the marketing campaign combines philanthropy with geeky self-interest — give one of the innovative laptops to a campaign to try to jumpstart its drive to bring computers to children in the developing world.

Social Activity Feeds and Laptop Stickers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I love laptop stickers! Photo from Ian Kennedy. I met Ian Kennedy who is the product manager at MyBlogLog, a blogger social network. Here's a summary of his talk at GSP and video. MyBlogLog recently implemented a new feature called " activity streams."

NussbaumOnDesign One Laptop Per Child Versus Intel--Who Speaks for India and China? - BusinessWeek

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NussbaumOnDesign One Laptop Per Child Versus Intel--Who Speaks for India and China? BusinessWeek: "At the Consumer Electronic Show this week, the One Laptop Per Child foundation was supposed to make two announcements—the number of computers it sold under the Give One, Get One holiday program and a new olpc machine made jointly with Intel.

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First '$100 Laptops' Sold to Uruguay - Switched: Gadgets, Tech, Digital Stuff for the Rest of Us

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First '$100 Laptops' Sold to Uruguay - Switched: Gadgets, Tech, Digital Stuff for the Rest of Us: "he tiny green and white, $100 XO notebook has been in development by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) foundation for years, but the device, intended to bring computing to children around the world, has only now received its first official order.

Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

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Interested in winning a free refurbished laptop or tablet? Dell Core Windows 7 Laptop from InterConnection. HP EliteBook 8440p Core i5 Windows 7 Laptop from PCRR. Are you … A U.S. organization doing innovative and inspiring work in the social sector?

Change the Way You Work with the Lenovo ThinkPad T410 Laptop

Tech Soup Blog

Donor partner Blackbaud has generously donated the T410 laptop, refurbished by partner InterConnection. Just added! It combines the high performance of the Intel Core i5 processor with Active Management Technology (iAMT) for enhanced notebook management and security. Lenovo ThinkPad T410.

How Kids See Technology: The Laptop Club

Museum 2.0

Photo Credit: Mini Laptop Club Thanks to Sibley for sending me this fascinating article about "the laptop club"--a group of second and third graders in an afterschool program who designed their own (non-functional) laptops using construction paper, pencils, and a lot of imagination.

Will UK LCD BlowUp American Laptop and Other Stupid Questions.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have this plug for my laptop which can handle 240 V. So, my question is whether or not my laptop will play nice with UK LCD projector or what they area called "digital slide projector."

Give One, Get One: One Laptop Per Child.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost exactly two years ago, the One Laptop Per Child launched. So, the Sharing Foundation has continued to use our method of getting donated laptops in the US, refurbishing them, and getting them to Cambodia. DC Metblogger Flickr Photo.

Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Developing nations to test new $150 laptops

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Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Developing nations to test new $150 laptops: "Developing nations to test new $150 laptopsBy Jason SzepBOSTON (Reuters) - From Brazil to Pakistan, some of the world's poorest children will peer across the digital divide this month -- reading electronic books, shooting digital video, creating music and chatting with classmates online

How to Reuse Old Laptops with Windows MultiPoint Server

Tech Soup Blog

Do you have an old laptop lying around that you're not sure what to do with? If you're using a laptop, the laptop comes with its own screen, keyboard, and pointing device (though you are welcome to attach an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the laptop).

Win $500 in Facebook ads in the Naked Laptop Contest

John Haydon

But the times when I’ve learned the most are when I get to see how they manage social media from their laptops! [If Introducing the Naked Laptop Contest. Visit the Inbound Zombie Facebook Page and click on the “Naked Laptop Video Contest” tab to enter.

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Consider a Laptop Instead of a Desktop

Tech Soup Blog

Climate Savers Computing reports that laptops typically consume less power than desktops and are usually powerful enough for most users. The most surprising thing for me was that even when turned OFF, the average laptop still consumed nearly nine watts of energy. This is backed up by research performed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.