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TED: Nicholas Negroponte On OLPC

MIT Media Lab founder and “Being Digital” author Nicholas Negroponte stopped by the EG conference last December to give a sort of status update on the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project he’s been driving for the past two years. The project’s mandate is to create an inexpensive, durable and well-designed laptop that costs less […]
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Oh, But The Home Of The Future Is Sooooo 1939

The future home will probably be equipped with a number of control centers, from any one of which the homemaker can give her commands to appliances at work in the kitchen and laundry. Electric ranges already are equipped with automatic controls for temperature and cooking time, but there is no practical reason why these operations […]
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Time Warner Gets Into The IPTV Game

Conventional wisdom pits the cable companies (or MSOs – Multiple Service Operators – as they’re known in the trade) against the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Sony as the next-generation delivery providers for entertainment content. Time Warner broke that mold this week with the announcement of their own IPTV strategy: One that unites PC-bound content […]
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iPhone 3G coming to Canada?

The Toronto Star is now reporting that the 3G iPhone will be not only coming out this summer, but that Rogers will carry it. My favourite parts of the article had nothing to do with the iPhone per se, but rather with data pricing in Canada: “It has been widely speculated that the stumbling block […]
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