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Need a web-cam for an instant messaging Windows client? If you have a Symbian smartphone, Warelex’s Mobiola Web Camera software might help. The application installs on your Symbian device and also adds a corresponding webcam driver on your desktop or notebook. Once installed, you simply use […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 93 is 35:34 minutes long and is a 32.6 MB file in MP3 format.INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) […] Read more »

James, Matt and I recently chatted up Twitter, the new toy that all the cool kids are using. Obviously they don’t check your coolness at the door because they let us in, but hey….. Betsy over at TechSmith did a nice under five minute screencast of […] Read more »

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I noticed that Rob Bushway caught the BusinessWeek review of the Toshiba R400 Tablet PC. I read the piece and it looks pretty fair and honest. I did like the R400 when I saw it at the CES, but with a price over $3k for a […] Read more »

Over at The Origami Project team blog, Ross provides some useful insights to UMPC battery management; the approach is really geared towards Vista machines, but you can certainly apply the concepts to UMPCs running Window XP Tablet Edition 2005. Ross also created a Vista Sidebar gadget […] Read more »

I wouldn’t really call it a battle as we’re not pitting these tabby’s against each other in a movie scene from "Gladiator", but Fred over at Coolest Gadgets is looking to buy a Tablet PC and has it narrowed down to four choices: Fujitsu 4125, Lenovo […] Read more »

Big shout out to Alan Yoshioka who turned me on to Mindomo, a beta web-product (based on Adobe Flash 9) that looks like an excellent mind mapping tool. There’s a demo you can just jump right into; I did just that and quickly started mapping a […] Read more »

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James alerted us in January that Verizon Wireless was increasing their individual TXT message rates from $.10 to $.15; that 50% price increase went into effect yesterday. If you decided to stick with Verizon, and not use the rate increase to bow out at no charge, […] Read more »

Last I checked, my keychain had about eight of those annoying-to-carry but good-to-have discount store cards. You know the ones: they each have a barcode for a frequent customer discount? If I add one more to the keychain, my keys won’t fit into the ignition switch, […] Read more »

Engadget shows us the Option GlobeSurfer iCON today, a unique modem that holds nice little surprise in the hinge: a USB connector. While I can’t say I’d really want a clamshell-looking device sticking out of my UMPC or notebook, I do crave the mobile connectivity that […] Read more »

There’s small mobile tech and then there’s small mobile tech. Sagem’s H4 Bluetooth headset might be in its own category at just 35 x 18 x 12.5mm. Heck, it looks like it’s just double the size of the earbud. The H4 weighs a light eight grams, […] Read more »

Earlier this week, Chris Pirillo announced his breakup with Windows Vista. It was particularly shocking to me since we have a 90-day wait period on all divorces here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (we’re NOT a state, darn it!). Chris skipped divorce court and all attempts […] Read more »

If you have time today, swing by The Student Tablet PC and wish that Tablet gal, Tracy Hooten, a happy birthday! Tracy turns 21 day, which in my book is the last good "milestone" birthday. Sorry Tracy; the rest of the milestones are all downhill! Now […] Read more »

Zune Insider mentions a firmware upgrade from 1.2 to 1.3 for the Zune expected in the next few weeks. Unless there’s a surprise in the package, it doesn’t sound like any new or upgraded features in the mix, but there are some needed fixes and enhancements: […] Read more »

That’s what Steve over at Carrypad found out after an e-mail conversation with the UMPC product manager. Obviously, Steve carries more weight than I do as I shot a note to the PM at Medion upon my return from CES; no answer yet unfortunately! Regardless of […] Read more »

We reported on the addition of traffic data on Google Maps for mobiles last summer and now the service comes to the desktop. Google announced this morning that traffic data would be available on Google Maps for about 30 U.S. cities, so I just hit ‘em […] Read more »

Three words: "It’s about time!". At this point, I wonder why most, if not all relatively new digital cameras don’t have a way to connect to a high-definition television set. Here’s why: at the highest HDTV standard, your television picture is about 2.1 million pixels per […] Read more »

Two interesting BIOS updates have recently appeared for Origami specified UMPCs. One for the Samsung Q1 and one for the Asus R2H: Rory left a comment on our last post indicating that a UK Samsung site has a Q1 BIOS upgrade designated 20MA. Ctitanic gets a […] Read more »

Poor Chris Leckness: he’s bouncing back and forth between touchscreen devices and non-touchscreen devices more than anyone I know! You get the benefit, however as he seems to be reviewing a new device every time I turn around. This time, he’s telling you why he dropped […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 92 is 36:52 minutes long and is a 34 MB file in MP3 format.INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) […] Read more »

The wait for a Samsung UMPC with Vista pre-installed continues, but perhaps we’re in the home stretch. jkOTR reader Hector shot me a note over the weekend with a clipping from CDW’s site: the online retailer offers a Samsung Q1P with Vista for $1,299. The availability […] Read more »

Canon’s new PIXMA iP90v printer looks small enough to put in a large gear bag for a reasonable MSRP of $249.99. A few add-ons make it even more mobile: a user-installable Bluetooth module costs around $80, while for $99 more, you can add Canon’s Portable Kit, […] Read more »

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