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CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 109 is 33:45 minutes long and is a 31 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on Time v2.1 by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick. HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matt Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel […] Read more »

I have mentioned my power vs. size dilemma which looks at whether the speed of the ThinkPad x61 Tablet PC is enough to offset how much bigger and heavier it is compared to the Fujitsu P1610.  I have been carrying the Fujitsu daily for the past […] Read more »

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Acer has acquired US PC maker Gateway for $710 million it was announced today.  The deal will be finalized in December but has been approved by the boards of both companies.  The CEO of Acer has stated the moo-cow Gateway branding will continue to be used, […] Read more »

Steve "Chippy" Paine is cycling across Germany using solar panels to charge his Q1 UMPC.  He’s just gotten started and already has a couple of posts up about his adventure.  I’ve got to hand it to Steve, trying to rely solely on solar power for a […] Read more »

Yahoo today announced a new version of Yahoo! Mail that adds some new features including free text messaging.  Yahoo! Mail users can send text messaging for free to any mobile phone number in the US, Canada, India and the Phillipines.  They have also integrated IM into […] Read more »

The unlocked iPhone has been the holy grail since Apple released it tethered to AT&T.  Engadget reported this week that a company had unlocked the iPhone to work with any network and the software to allow owners to do so would be released today.  Not surprisingly, […] Read more »

Since MobiPocket went down so very long ago I have been checking it often to see if it was back up.  I need to download some ebooks I had purchased to my BlackBerry.  Last night I was very happy to find the site back up and […] Read more »

My gear bag fetish is no surprise and I’m always interested when a bag I have never seen appears on the web.  Gearlog has published a review of a very useful looking sling bag, the CODi Sling-Pak.  I am a big fan of sling bags for […] Read more »

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I’m sitting in a session at BarCampHouston. Next to me is Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle and TechBlog. This should be a lot of fun as there are over 100 people easily. More later. P.S. This would have been an ink post under the old rules. :) Read more »

HP has reached out to me and a few others to interact with them to make sure they understand what consumers want.  I am sitting down with some HP folks this afternoon so what would you like me to ask them?  What suggestions do you want […] Read more »

The folks at engadget outlined a course of action for Palm to get the slumbering PDA maker back into the competitive fast lane.  It is a good plan and apparently Palm is watching.  Ed Colligan has promised on the Palm blog that some exciting stuff is […] Read more »

Oops. Guess who forgot all about the poll to determine if I should continue to blog in ink?   I could blame Kevin here but that’s not right, I’m the one. Maybe I subconsciously forgot because it was looking grim from the very start of voting?   Whatever […] Read more »

I had the pleasure of having lunch with Patrick Kimball of Verizon yesterday to discuss the state of the world according to Verizon.  It was a pleasant meeting as always and I enjoy visiting with Patrick whenever I can.  Our conversation covered a lot of ground, […] Read more »

Nokia has released Mail for Exchange 2.0 for the E-series and N-series smartphones multimedia computers.  This new version adds some improvements over the old one, the most significant of which is the ability to sync tasks with the server.  This new version can be downloaded direct […] Read more »

Logitech has released the latest entry in their Alto line, an innovative notebook stand that comes with a wireless keyboard.  The Logitech Alto Cordless Notebook Stand is a useful accessory that extends the usefulness of any notebook used at a desk.  The stand holds a notebook […] Read more »

Vlingo Corporation launches today with a beta version of a new voice technology for mobile phones. Vlingo Mobile is a voice-based interface for phones based on new technology developed by the company.  Vlingo was founded by speech expert Mike Phillips, formerly of Nuance, and the company […] Read more »

I happened to find this by accident this morning and I’ve been looking for an event like this in Houston for a long time.  There will be a BarCampHouston held on Saturday, August 25th at the Houston Technology Center (HTC).  I plan on attending now that […] Read more »

I’m always watching for news about gadgets that help diabetics and I recently found this new gadget from HealthPia.  The GlucoPhone fits on the back of some cell phones and turns the phone into a glucose meter that not only reads test strips but also can […] Read more »

The Skype outage rolls on, or not, depending on your perspective as I’m still unable to log on to Skype.  Of more import to me however, is the fact that MobiPocket has been down now for over a day and a half.  I’ve written a few […] Read more »

I’ll bet if you have homework you don’t do it in as nice a place as Tyler.  Tyler is a Tablet-totin’ high school kid in Anchorage, Alaska.  He’s corresponded with Kevin and I for quite some time and I just found a blog today that he […] Read more »

We’ve been hearing of a number of new phones to be released this year by Verizon so Mobile Magazine did some digging and found that there will be 14 new phones released by the "Can you hear me now?" folks this year.  They have photos of […] Read more »

I was googling the T-Mobile Ameo recently and realized something on the Ameo was dropped on the Advantage.  If you recall the T-Mobile Ameo was the early version of the HTC Advantage that shipped earlier this year in Europe and I had in my mind that […] Read more »

Smartphone maker i-mate created quite a stir when they announced a new Ultimate line of PDA/ smartphones consisting of five devices that included the 7150 clamshell which looked to be a good competitor to the HTC Advantage.  Word has come out today that i-mate is canceling […] Read more »

This is a test post using TypePad Mobile on the HTC Advantage. Simple post with no links nor images (you can post images but not links). Read more »

A jkOnTheRun reader who will remain anonymous as I don’t have permission to disclose his/her name sent me the following email with an interesting question: I came upon your blog looking up Batman oddly enough, (yes I would probably get along great with your friend Marc).  […] Read more »

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