David Pogue is right about the OLPC in his NYTimes column this week. For those of you who haven't kept up with the changes in the One Laptop Per Child he sums it up nicely, demoing all the engineering miracles in the machine, addressing the low minded complaints of "snarky bloggers" (Where?!), going on to explain why it's an interesting and important thing for the developing world. The video does a great job, so I'll recommend you watch the video above. It definitely convinced me: Even more so than water or malaria shots or food, kids in third world countries need this PC. (David, I'm kidding. Nice column this week.) [NYTimes]
Pogue Reviews the OLPC
Trending Stories Right Now
Good news, Telstra cable customers! People on Twitter and Reddit have been reporting free speed upgrades on their accounts!
Photo. Alex Cranz (Gizmodo) Last year AMD finally gave us something we desperately needed with the release of Ryzen. A viable rival to Intel in the CPU space. The rivalry has meant faster CPUs for desktops and laptops as each company races to surpass the other, but there's a potential problem for AMD. It doesn't have the same track record for improved performance as Intel. In the past it's stumbled, barely keeping pace with its larger competitor. If competition is going to be sustained - if we're going to have long term competition that drives down prices and puts faster chips in our computers, than even a minor architecture change from AMD needs to have big and speedy results. The second generation of Ryzen does.