Charles Kane thinks industry partnerships will boost the laptop's marketability.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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The philanthropic effort dubbed the $100 Laptop has not met its grand initial goals. But its first deployment, in Peru, may turn skeptics into believers.
Structural weakness forces Boeing to retrofit the 787 Dreamliner.
The London Olympics' site reflects a trend toward urban planning that contemplates climate resiliency and reduced emissions.
As teachers converge, One Laptop per Child takes a big leap from pilot program to large-scale national execution.
One Laptop per Child's former CTO drops in on the Andean nation's big laptop deployment.
Plug-ins will lead to lower overall emissions, even if the electricity that powers them comes from coal.
In Iraq, soldiers conducting frontline street patrols finally get software tools that let them share findings and plan missions.
MIT's Andrew Lo describes how one rogue trader can impact global markets.