Only a few years ago, netbooks were primed to become the new face of computing--low-cost, ultraportable devices that left most of the heavy lifting to the cloud. The craze apparently was kicked off by the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) movement, which solidified in 2006 and was dedicated to providing laptops to children in developing countries.
But Apple's iPad stole netbooks' revolutionary thunder starting in the spring of 2010, and demand for mininotebooks is in decline as tablets take over. To their credit, netbooks removed some significant cost barriers to computing, but no one argues today that they're the future of computing.
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Date 14-07-25 4:45
Tooltip Information:What If Your Home Was Slipping Into the Ocean?Video by:Description: North Carolina’s barrier islands, known as the Outer Banks, are eroding as the sea level rises. This means some land—and homes—will be swallowed by ocean, and the people who live there must cope with the immediate impacts of climate change. Money has been spent to keep the sand in place, but Mother Nature keeps pushing back. Read more about the changes happening in the Outer Banks: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/07/140725-outer-banks-north-carolina-sea-level-rise-climate/Rating: 5Views: 3694
Date 14-07-17 3:15
Tooltip Information:Digging Into Scotland's Mysterious, Ancient PastVideo by:Description: Scotland's Orkney Islands are so dense with human artifacts that they've been called "the Egypt of the North." At the site of a colossal complex that predates Stonehenge, archaeologists have discovered Neolithic art, pottery, and several carved stones that are extremely rare. Read more about the finds online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/neolithic-orkney/smith-textRating: 3.42Views: 4355
Date 14-07-24 2:39
Tooltip Information:173-Year-Old Whaling Ship Returns to Save WhalesVideo by:Description: The world's last remaining wooden whaling ship has sailed again. Built in 1841, retired 80 years later, and kept on display since then, the Charles W. Morgan set sail in July in the waters off Cape Cod. Once it roamed the seas to harvest whales. After more than five years of restoration, the majestic sailing ship is now used as a tool at Mystic Seaport to educate the public about preserving and protecting whales. Read more about the Charles W. Morgan: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140724-whaling-ship-new-england-boston-connecticut-sailing/Rating: 2.5Views: 4162
Date 14-07-07 3:09
Tooltip Information:Cursed Shipwreck Yields Treasure and Human RemainsVideo by:Description: For 450 years, no one knew where the Swedish warship Mars, named for the Roman god of war, sank in the Baltic Sea. The largest vessel of its time went down in a fierce battle in 1564 with more than 800 people aboard. Its discovery in 2011 yielded an astonishingly well-preserved ship, including the seamen who went down with it. Legend has it that the ship was cursed because its cannons were made using metal from melted-down church bells. Read more about the Mars and its legend: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140707-mars-shipwreck-warship-baltic-sea-archaeology-science/ Learn more about the Mars discovery and the project to study it: http://www.oceandiscovery.org/?q=marsRating: 4.28Views: 6146
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