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$35 Tablet Computer in Production in India, Aiming to Deliver Modern Technology to the Countryside

The latest news this morning in tablet technology is the announcement that Montreal-based technology developer Datawind has released “Aakash,” a tablet running Google’s Android OS that can be purchased for only $35.  At the moment, Datawind’s homepage is unavailable (likely due to the popularity of their newly-released product), but multiple sources have confirmed that the … Continue reading

Raspberry Pi to ship before the end of 2011
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Raspberry Pi to ship before the end of 2011

Things are looking for the production of the Raspberry Pi as the foundation has announced that the alpha board has been sent to the manufacturer.  All the technical mumbo-jumbo aside, the possibility of a $25 personal computer is being realized.  The foundation plans to release two versions of the device, one with lower specs (128MB … Continue reading

Raspberry Pi: Computer on a stick for only $25 | Crave – CNET
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Raspberry Pi: Computer on a stick for only $25 | Crave – CNET

Raspberry Pi: Computer on a stick for only $25 | Crave – CNET. A computer on a stick for $25?  This link was forwarded to me from an old friend who is much more on the up-and-up about computer hardware and new tools. Combine inexpensive (although fragile?) hardware and some open-source software and watch it … Continue reading