MobileBeat reports that game developer David Braben has just created a $25 computer that can fit in the palm of your hand. Similar to the idea behind OLPC (One Laptop Per Child), Braben aimed to design a computer for children that would be both affordable and easily distributed around the world. “In theory, they could be given away to the child, there would be other ways of funding it,” Braben told the BBC. “They would be able to engage with a lot of things that we are all consumers of but not necessarily creators of — understanding how you put together little scripts that might run on websites and filters.” The details: It features a version of Linux, a 700-megahertz ARM processor, and 128 megabytes of RAM– or about half the juice of a typical smartphone. The computer should be out in a year.
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