by John Moe // Posted: 07/23/10 11:11 AM
That’s the alleged cost of a touch screen computer being proposed by the Indian government. They are now looking for a manufacturer for the device which has no hard drive but runs on a memory card much like a cell phone. Also, it’s solar powered. We’ve been down this road before with India, they’ve brought out a ten dollar netbook prototype that never got built. But if they can pull this off it would obviously be significant. It was developed at the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science.
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There’s a vote coming up this week in Washington that will have a big impact on how you use the internet, what’s available to you, how much faster you’ll be able to get things online. On Thursday, the FCC is expected to open up unused parts of the broadcast spectrum, a lot of people call it “white space”. This is space that was positioned to be something of a buffer between television stations but such padding is proving less essential since the conversion to digital TV.
On today’s show, we talk to Glenn Fleishman from Wi-Fi Networking News and The Economist about how the spectrum works and what kind of new space we’re talking about. We also check in with Tim Wu from Columbia Law School about the companies that will look to use the space and what it all might mean for you and me as internet consumers.
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