Horizon highlights – $10 laptop, Google in your driveway, lost Van Gogh
Our regular roundup of sci-tech stories from across the web includes: unleashing the net on art masterpieces, Google says yes, it can peek down anyone’s driveway, and the $100 laptop is too expensive for India – they want a $10 computer. Let's kick it off:
Responsible Tech – Now, $10 laptop for students
"After displaying its prowess in developing the world's cheapest car, India is on track to rolling out the world's cheapest laptop computer that could cost as low as $10, a top official said..." [Via The Economic Times]
From the Monitor's archive – More computer brands chase the '$100 laptop' : So while some PCs continue to bulk up and tout their speed and raw power, others represent a new trend: slimming down. Way down. These smaller, simpler machines are aimed at a potentially lucrative market: the next 1 billion PC users around the planet.
Generation E – Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?
"Books are not Nadia Konyk’s thing. Her mother, hoping to entice her, brings them home from the library, but Nadia rarely shows an interest. Instead, like so many other teenagers, Nadia, 15, is addicted to the Internet." [Via NYTimes]