The 'hackable car,' tablet OLPC XO3 and other designs that challenge the status quo

The 'hackable car,' tablet OLPC XO3 and other designs that challenge the status quo

Summary: Would you like to drive a "hackable car"? How about use an ultrathin, touchscreen, interactive plastic computer?

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Would you like to drive a "hackable car"? How about use an ultrathin, touchscreen, interactive plastic computer?

Industrial designer Yves Behar revealed these and other design concepts at yesterday's Greener Gadgets conference in New York City.

His goal: to use design to make more efficient, more sustainable, more ethical, and ultimately better products.

Better still, he wants to focus on designing purpose-built products for people, such as the OLPC XO3, (pictured above) a $100 ultrathin touchscreen tablet made for the developing world.

Will Behar succeed? Check out SmartPlanet's Smart Takes blog to find out.

Topics: Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets

Andrew Nusca

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Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.

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  • OLPC 3.0?

    How about the OLPC 2.0 first?

    Or better yet, how about a reliable business model before that?
    Joe_Raby
    • OLPC XO-2

      The second generation of the OLPC XO has been
      announced already:

      http://blogs.zdnet.com/computers/?p=174

      It's due this year.
      andrew.nusca
  • Ha! Dell has even better concepts. No hardware, just concepts.

    Oops, not Dell, Asus. But Dell also has.

    See http://www.oled-display.net/asus-design-show-waveface-design-concept-with-flexible-oled-devices

    Imaginary bendy PCs.

    They're not just goofy drawings, they're accurate drawings of goofy machines. That don't exist and probably never will. Not these particular ones.
    Robert Carnegie 2009