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Reading On The Move, aka: ROEM, is a concept that looks very intriguing. ROEM is a multi-function design that centers around rollable electronic paper providing access to digital eBook content, photos, music and learning content. ROEM is also meant to be judicious with power, following in […] Read more »

Last year, I was fortunate enough to attend CES as a member of the Engadget team. That trip was covered by AOL and if you want to know how Engadget provides arguably the best coverage, the secret is: hard work. This year, I’m paying out of […] Read more »

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There’s quite a bit o’ buzz on Hitachi’s announcement: they’ve launched production of a new cellphone LCD panel, fitting 800 x 480 resolution on a 2.9-inch screen. Now I love a high resolution screen more than most: my favorite computer display is the 1400 x 1050 […] Read more »

Perhaps the rumor of the Dell PDA demise is a bit overstated: the company officially released a ROM upgrade for the X50-series handheld yesterday. You can find information and downloads for the three different device ROMs (X50 – low, X50 – medium, X50v) directly at the […] Read more »

This updated handheld single page scanner from Pentax has a few features that could come in handy. The new DSMobile bumps the dpi up to 600 from the prior model’s 300 dpi resolution and only weighs 12 ounces. Even better: there’s no extra power components to […] Read more »

Bjorn got his paws on the UREN V1 Mobile Auto PC and provides the obligatory unboxing ceremony for all to see. Those of you in the U.S. might want to watch this because Bjorn is thinking that we won’t see this device here, although with importers […] Read more »

Several sites are reporting that a new Nokia phone has surfaced on the FCC site but they can’t tell for sure if this is the rumored Nokia N93i. All of the documentation appears to show a model number "N00", but if you check the last PDF […] Read more »

I filed this under "Cool Stuff" because it is, but it took all my willpower to do it. See, this post cost me $115 in parking violation fines, but here at jkOTR, we’re always willing to take one for the readers and find all the mobile […] Read more »

How did we miss this 10-minute video overview of Microsoft OneNote 2007 earlier in December? Kathy Jacobs and Betsy Weber from TechSmith sit down for a brief overview of the newest OneNote version. If you’re not familiar with OneNote, this is a fantastic video for first-timers […] Read more »

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David Rothman points out some on-line storage options based on a recent story from Walt Mossberg. I currently use, but may check out Mozy as that seems to be a recommended option. Mozy provides 2 GB of storage, but if you ante up $4.95 a […] Read more »

This thin and flat little number from Brother only prints on post-card sized A6 paper, but in addition to the USB connection, you can print without wires thanks to the integrated Bluetooth and Infrared support. According to Akihabara News, the MW-260 weighs about a pound and […] Read more »

These products might be old, but I noticed a press release earlier today about UC-Logic’s digital note takers in the LaPazz line. The DLA401 and DNA 500 are standalone digital notepads with integrated flash memory: like similar products in this line, you write on paper, but […] Read more »

So we’re still cleaning up after hosting over a dozen guests yesterday.Typical of my household when I was growing up, the place is in utter disarray! Barb and I simply shared cards yards yesterday because we wanted to focus on the kids and family members for […] Read more »

The kids are just about tucked in here on the East Coast of the U.S.; if your children are still awake, hop on over to the Santa tracker, courtesy of NORAD. Last I checked, the big jolly fella was on his way across the pond and […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 83 is 34:05 minutes long and is a 31.2 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 (London) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) […] Read more »

Engadget Mobile dropped the news a few hours ago with some Verizon news to combat all of the Sprint EV-DO Rev. A battle plans: VZW will get a CDMA version of the HTC TyTN called the XV6800. Based on the pic from Engadget Mobile, the device […] Read more »

It’s kind of funny if you ask me. Bloggers by their nature and passion are about the most open group of people I can think of. Ironically, we keep finding ways to open up more and more. Just when you thought it was safe, you never […] Read more »

Looks like 2007 is shaping up to be the "Year of the Virtual Machine"; VMWare announced their beta of Fusion, a virtualization client for Mac OS X. If you’re keeping score that makes for three ways to run Windows on the Mac: Parallels, Boot Camp and […] Read more »

Mobility Site shares the good news: SPB Diary has an upgrade to 2.2 for your Windows Mobile 2003 or 5.0 device. I try to keep my Today screen plugins to a minimum on the XV 6700, but SPB Diary is a must have for me. I […] Read more »

What’s this? InformationWeek is talking about how Microsoft botched the marketing for UMPCs? Great…another MSM-type article of someone who probably doesn’t even use a UMPC. Who wrote this thing?!? Oops….the byline says "James Kendrick"! Ah, I knew it along and was just playin’ ya. James provides […] Read more »

Demetri just left a question in our comments that’s probably worth answering in a post; I’m sure other folks could use this "tip" on the Tablet Input Panel (TIP). Here’s Demetri’s question: "I am unable to fill out gmail with the TIP. Does anyone have a […] Read more »

Perhaps you don’t have a notebook with the ExpressCard slot, but if you purchase a new machine, there’s a chance it will have the newer interface. Don’t throw away those old flash memory cards you know you have lying around: consider Griffin’s 5:1 card reader for […] Read more »

In our house, we have "priority viewing" on our main HDTV. The kids get first pick of what to watch just because we can stay up later and watch high def until the wee hours of the mornin’. Next up, I let Barb decide what to […] Read more »

Gmail is absolutely wonderful, but for folks that prefer to "ink" their e-mail for the personal touch, the native support isn’t there. Josh Bancroft sees this as an opportunity for improvement and like many others, I agree with him. For the moment, I’m sticking with Outlook […] Read more »

Is there some new competition coming to Sling Media, one of my favorite mobile tech companies? That’s what Monsoon would like you to think based on their HAVA unit that provides similar functionality. Zatz Not Funny! has a first look after some hands on time with […] Read more »

The wait for Vista continues and so do our irregular Vista tips; irregular applies the frequency, rest assured: these are "regular" tips. ;) I’ve had some minor device and driver issues and wanted to glean more info on my system that might pinpoint some problems. Lo […] Read more »

My own trials and tribulations with Ubuntu on the touchscreen didn’t work out, but Justin Clarke does have it working on his Panasonic Toughbook C-18 Tablet PC using the active digitizer. Justin shares the minor modification that lets him use the Wacom digitizer as shown by […] Read more »

Not ready for a big Vista upgrade next month when the new operating system becomes available to consumers? Still want some Vista "look and feel" in XP to tide you over? No problem thanks to the Vista Start menu Emulator that Digital Inspiration points out. This […] Read more »

Why wouldn’t they be? Speculation aside, if the rumored specs are any indication, the HTC Athena could be one of the most powerful Windows Mobile phone devices yet. Several folks have opinions or reports on what we might see from HTC: SlashGear wonders what the price […] Read more »

I hate to borrow the Zune tag-line, but Pandora seems to be upholding it better. The free on-line music streaming service just added more social features so you can create a listener profile and bio. Other Pandora users can search the profiles to find listeners that […] Read more »

The Nokia E62 on Cingular is the latest smartphone to garner support for Pocket Express by Handmark. If you’re just looking for News, Sports and Weather, Pocket Express will provide that to your handheld for free. $6.99 a month gets you tons of additional bundled services […] Read more »

This type of headline should give pause to any mobile computer user that plans to run Vista, but I’m still on the fence with my opinion. InfoWorld indicates that "Vista could sap notebook PC battery life", the thoughts being: Extra power is needed for more advanced […] Read more »

Digg was its own big "digg" story yesterday with a new design layout and new features in an effort for wider audience appeal. The new podcast feature is slightly buggy from a feed perspective, but does provide another method to stream podcasts for listening. We’ve got […] Read more »

You won’t be too mobile with the M-11 Copy Board, but you can mobilize the writing on the board. If you can write it, you can print it or save it to a USB drive for later use, making some of those boring white-board sessions actually […] Read more »

Zune Thoughts tried the Zune firmware upgrade from 1.1 to 1.2 and it’s generally safe for you to give it a go. I ran my update this morning and had no issues; it only took about 5 minutes, so right click on your Zune device in […] Read more »

I received a review copy of the "Hacking Roomba" book over the weekend and found some fantastic hacks on the little robot that cleans carpets. I’ve already ordered parts to hack and upgrade my Roomba’s batteries; not sure if that means it will clean faster or […] Read more »

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