Vote for your favourite tech or online god in Time Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential poll


Time has put their annual top 100 Most Influential People poll online, with readers asked to vote on over 200 finalists.

As expected, the likes of Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama and…George Clooney all feature, but many tech maestros are featured predominantly too. It’s tough choosing between Microsoft lads Paul Allen, Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, but what about Steve Jobs or Michael Dell?

Then there are the usual online characters, including Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Drudge,…

LAPTOP PRICE CRASH! OLPC spin-off Pixel Qi planning a $75 laptop

pixel-qi-olpc-rival.jpgThe One Laptop Per Child project which is giving much cheap happiness to deprived children and – more importantly – gave us rich lot the awesome Eee PC for Christmas, has a newer, cheaper rival on the horizon.

Start-up Pixel Qi has set out to trump the OLPC’s “$100 laptop” scheme by aiming to build screen components for a laptop that, once done, will cost $75 per unit to manufacture.

Behind PixelQi is Mary Lou Jepsen, who was chief technology officer of the One Laptop Per Child project. Her company’s web site