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Ethiopian Kids Get Tablets, Start Teaching Themselves

Even begin hacking in 'One Laptop' study

(Newser) - The people behind One Laptop Per Child wanted to see if illiterate children who don't have access to school could benefit from a tablet computer, so they dropped off a few Motorola Xooms in remote, isolated Ethiopian villages, reports the MIT Technology Review . The tablets were preloaded with educational... More »

Meet Xoom, iPad's First Big Challenger

It's fast, but it's pricey: critics

(Newser) - Critics agree: Motorola’s Xoom is the iPad’s the first serious competition. But the base price of $800 could scare customers away:
  • Xoom “has a more potent processor than the current iPad; front and rear cameras versus none for the iPad; better speakers; and higher screen resolution,”
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