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The Apple iPhone and TV box, huge flat-screen TV's... it's been a good week for gadget-lovers. We hear about who's tops in the world of consumer electronics, and we'll hear from designer Yves Behar about the $100 laptop. Plus, Tijuana designers go on show, and a high quality building opens to Santa Monica's homeless.

Main Topic Designer Gadgets for the Rich and Poor

The Last week was party-time for techies, with the Apple iPhone, GM's plug-in hybrid, gigantic flat-screen TV's and more. While Steve Jobs wowed crowds with his $500 cell phone, the spotlight at the Consumer Electronics Show fell on a designer gadget aimed at a very different market. The $100 laptop runs on Linux and is intended to be bought in vast quantities by foreign governments for distribution to poor children. Also, an industrial warehouse begins its new life as a transitional housing center for 55 homeless and mentally ill women and men in Santa Monica, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art opens a window into the Strange New World of Tijuana. Finally, Elsa Longhauser, Executive Director of SMMOA, on her favorite building in Los Angeles.

Guests:
Andrew Blum, journalist and author (@ajblum)
Yves Behar, Industrial Designer and Principal at fuseproject
John Maceri, Executive Director of the Ocean Park Community Center
Rene Peralta, architect and founder of Generica
Elsa Longhauser, Executive Director of the Santa Monica Museum of Art

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