The $75 Future Computer

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Description: Take a look at the designs for what could someday be the world’s cheapest PC, and you may start to wish you were a third-grade child in Burundi. Source: forbes.com Date: Jan 10 2012 One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte’s non-profit effort aimed at putting cheap educational laptops into the hands… Read more »

New system to add Internet addresses as numbers run out

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Description: Who could have guessed that 4.3 billion Internet connections wouldn’t be enough? Source: Globeandmail.com Date: Feb 15 , 2011 In 1976, Cerf and his colleagues in the R&D office of the Defense Department had to make a judgment call: how much network address space should they allocate to an experiment connecting computers in an advanced… Read more »

Ottawa enters dispute over higher Internet fees

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Description: The Harper government is stepping into a contentious debate over just how much Canadians should pay for Internet service, as Industry Minister Tony Clement says he will review a federal regulator’s decision that will raise prices for consumers and businesses Source: Globe & Mail.com Date: Feb 1, 2011 As people access increasing numbers of… Read more »

Google, Twitter help give voice to Egyptians

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Description: CNN’s Josh Levs talks about how technology plays a part in protests around the world Source: CNN.com Date: Jan 29, 2011 Last week, as demonstrators angry with the policies of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak took to the streets, the government shut down social-media websites, then blacked out all internet access in much of the country. On… Read more »

Google admits to accidentally collecting e-mails, URLs, passwords

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Description: Thousands of websites and millions of pieces of private data are increasingly in one big cloud, where some of the old rules of data security are out the window. Source: CNN.Tech Date: Oct 23, 2010 Google admitted in a blog post Friday that external regulators have discovered that e-mails, URLs and passwords were collected and stored… Read more »