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Zonk from the they-thought-of-the-children dept.
dan the person writes "A Wired piece informs us that Intel and the OLPC project have put their bickering behind them. They have joined forces to ensure 'the maximum number of laptops will reach children'. '"What happened in the past has happened," said Will Swope of Intel. "But going forward, this allows the two organisations to go do a better job and have better impact for what we are both very eager to do which is help kids around the world." "Intel joins the OLPC board as a world leader in technology, helping reach the world's children. Collaboration with Intel means that the maximum number of laptops will reach children," said Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop per Child. The new agreement means that Intel will sit alongside companies such as Google and Red Hat as partners in the OLPC scheme.'"
vivin writes "BBC news is reporting that Intel has joined the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) initiative. "The agreement marks a huge turnaround for both the not-for profit One laptop per Child (OLPC) foundation and Intel.", the article says. Earlier, Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of OLPC said Intel "should be ashamed of itself" for efforts to undermine the $100 laptop initiative. The agreement means that Intel will be working alongside Google, Redhat and rival chip-maker AMD. There are no plans to replace the processor (AMD's) powering the laptop to one made by Intel. But apparently, the server used to backup the laptops will have Intel technology at their core." Link to Original Source
Dekortage writes "People who are wearing iPods — or any music device — are injured much more seriously by lightning strikes than people not wearing them. "Although the use of a device such as an iPod may not increase the chances of being struck by lightning," say doctors about a specific case, "the combination of sweat and metal earphones directed the current to, and through, the patient's head.""