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OLPC changing the line up for the new year

The mission of the folks over at OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) is simple.  They want every child in developing countries to have a laptop, to help broaden and co...
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Black Friday: Toshiba Satellite L305D for $379 at Best Buy

Best Buy will feature the Toshiba Satellite L305D for $379 on Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving). As one of Best Buy's Black Friday doorbusters, the Satellite L305D will be available in extremely limited quantities and you'll probably have to camp out to get one.
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Black Friday: 15 Tips for Buying a Black Friday Notebook (or Not Buying One)

It's that time of year again, when notebook buyers across the country start plotting how they're going to score a cheap notebook on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that kicks off the holiday shopping season. We're going to start tracking the deals on our Black Friday Notebooks page, but before you commit to neglecting your family on Thanksgiving or camping out your local notebook dealer's parking lot I wanted to offer a few words of caution.
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Black Friday: Sam's Club to Sell Acer Aspire One for $349

Sam's Club will sell the Acer Aspire One for $349 on Black Friday and throw in a free leather case that isn't available from other retailers. The Black Friday Acer Aspire One configuration includes an 8.9-inch display, 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM and 120GB hard drive.
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Sony Style VIPs to Get Early Black Friday Shopping Appointments

I just got an invite to Sony's VIP holiday event, which is taking place on November 21 from 7pm-9pm. The company is holding this event so select customers can get Black Friday pricing a week before black Friday to get the holiday ball rolling early.
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Amazon.com "Frustration Free Packaging" – Thank God…

Amazon is doing something that should be common sense: Removing unnecessary packaging and shoving the gadgets in an easy to open package.Frustration Free Pacakaging is a multi-year initiative to rid Amazon.com of clamshells and other idiotic enclosures that take forever to open.
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Best Buy Black Friday: $1,000 and VIP Treatment for 25 Winners

Best Buy is holding a contest that should make Black Friday aficionados salivate. Winners of the Black Friday Contest will get a limo ride to one of the 25 participating Best Buys, be able to start shopping before the doors open for the rest of the Black Friday shoppers and spend a $1,000 Best Buy gift card.
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Cool Use of an ASUS Eee PC 900 in Venice

Last month I was lucky enough to take a trip to Italy for a few weeks with my wife. I spent the vast majority of my time unplugged from the Internet, but did keep an eye out for how Italians are using gadgets.
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iTunes Offers Up HD ABC, CBS, FOX & NBC TV Shows

Apple announced that you can now buy high definition primetime shows form the four major TV networks for $2.99 per episode. The high definition shows can be viewed on your notebook or Apple TV. A standard definition version is included in the purchase price so you can watch them on your iPod or iPhone.
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Samsung Notebooks Coming to America

Samsung's announced it will enter the U.S. notebook market with a full line of notebooks including a lightweight netbook, a 16-inch entertainment notebook and just about every size in between the two. Until now, Samsung's sold notebooks overseas, but only sold the Q1 UMPC stateside.
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Apple to Replace Faulty NVIDIA GPUs in MacBook Pros

Apple's announced that some of its MacBook Pros have faulty NVIDIA graphics chips and that it will repair affected computers free of charge, even for those out of warranty. This summer, bad NVIDIA GeForcce 8600M GT graphics processors caused Dell and HP to issue recalls.
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Funny OLPC Comic…

OLPC ComicBridging the digital divide is a noble cause, but it can have some unintended consequences. Do we really want to turn developing nations' kids into laptop zombies? This cartoon shows what might happen if the OLPC foundation succeeds.
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OLPC Give One Get One Offer Extened through Dec. 31

OLPCOne Laptop per Child has extended its Give One Get One program through the end of the year. Individuals in the United States and Canada may purchase an XO laptop for themselves and donate one to a child in a developing nation by giving the OLPC Foundation $399.
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Give One, WIN One XO Laptop

Razoo ContestRazoo is kicking off its Good Travels contest, which encourages people to do good while on the road. As part of the contest, they're giving away 10 of the new XO laptops -- five to contest winners, and five to children in developing nations.
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Hero in One Laptop Per Child Ad

Hiro Heros OLPCMasi Oka, aka Hiro Nakimura from Heroes, is staring in One Laptop Per Child's television ads promoting the Give One Get One program.
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OLPC Give One Get One Program Starts Today

OLPCYou can buy a One Laptop per Child XO laptop for the first time today through the foundation's Give One Get One program. $399 will cover the cost of one laptop for a child in a developing nation, one XO laptop for yourself and a year of complimentary T-Mobile Hotspot service.