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2008-07-30 09:15:00

Portugal's government gave Intel Corp's low-cost laptop initiative a boost on Wednesday by pledging to provide elementary school students with 500,000 computers based on the chipmaker's Classmate PC design. This is expected to make a wave in Intel's rivalry with the One Laptop Per Child organization. In May, the nonprofit OLPC group said its green-and-white XO laptop computers would work with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows in addition to a homegrown Linux-based operating system. This should...

2008-07-17 09:00:33

By Laurie J. Flynn Finally, some good news for Wall Street. Despite high gasoline prices and widespread fears of an economic downturn, Intel, the world's largest chip maker, has reported a sharp rise in profit and said that strong demand worldwide for computer chips will continue in the current quarter. "Independent of the climate, we had a great second quarter," Stacy Smith, Intel's chief financial officer, said in an interview on Tuesday. "What we're seeing is pretty strong demand."...

2008-07-13 21:00:18

By Suzieana Uda Nagu THE 1:1 e-learning model introduced in 10 schools last year has promoted a shift in the education system - from instructor-centric to student-focused learning - which brings Malaysia closer to realising its vision of a technology literate and thinking workforce, writes SUZIEANA UDA NAGU. The Form Two boys and girls from Arabic & Academic class of SMK Haji Ahmad Badawi, Kepala Batas, Penang, sit behind their tables with their eyes glued to a projector screen. As...

2008-07-08 12:00:35

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Daylene Long of Vernier Software & Technology, +1-503- 277-2299, dlong@vernier.com, or Erika Williams of KEH Communications, +1-410-975-9638, erika@kehcomm.com, for Vernier Software & Technology Data-collection software enables student netbooks to become scientific inquiry tools BEAVERTON, Ore., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vernier Software & Technology is offering its Logger Lite software free for Intel-powered classmate PCs, as well as...

2008-07-08 09:00:32

BEAVERTON, Ore., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vernier Software & Technology is offering its Logger Lite software free for Intel-powered classmate PCs, as well as other small, low-cost computer options. Logger Lite is award-winning software that provides fundamental graphing and analysis tools for K-12 science students. Combined with Vernier probeware, Logger Lite gives students the ability to explore the world around them, draw predictions, collect real-world data and make...

2008-06-30 12:02:36

Intel broadens world ahead program in Egypt in collaboration with the ministry of education, ministry of communications and it and EDU systems international The Intel-Powered classmate PC transforms the way students learn As part of its ongoing commitment to offer uncompromised education solutions through the Intel World Ahead Program, Intel today announced the successful completion of Phase I of the implementation of the Intel-Powered Classmate PC into schools across the country....

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2008-05-23 00:20:00

The new version of the $100 XO laptop designed for schoolchildren in developing countries has been revamped and had its price dropped to $75 per device.The machines are created by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project and OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte unveiled the "book like" device at an event held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.The first XO2 machines should be ready to deliver to children in 2010.Negroponte hopes other manufactures will consider using the design."This...

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2008-04-08 15:50:00

Hewlett-Packard Co., the leading provider of personal computers worldwide, announced on Tuesday that it is joining the growing market for petite laptops.HP hopes its Mini Note PC will appeal to students as well as business professionals who need a smaller, low-cost pc for basic tasks such as Web surfing and word processing. Another hope is that consumers will begin purchasing two laptops "“ a lightweight mini pc for basic work on the go, and a more powerful one for their home...

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2008-04-08 00:30:00

Increasingly faster chips will drive the use of Wimax wirelss broadband, according to Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini. Otellini says Intel will ride out any U.S. recession and make a success of Wimax wireless broadband. "People turn to computers to improve productivity during downturn, because at the end of the day the computer is a tool for productivity," said Otellini. Intel is the world's leading chip maker for desktops and laptops and Otellini is confident the company would not be...

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2008-04-03 15:00:00

Intel Corp. announced the availability of bigger screens and more data storage capacity for its low-cost Classmate PCs Wednesday. The enhanced features will position the Classmate PCs to better compete with products from Cambridge, Mass.-based rival One Laptop per Child organization (OLPC).  The new PCs will begin selling this month for $300 to $500.   The move is part of the company's rising efforts to sell computers equipped with Intel chips to schools in developing...