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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Looks like James got good info last week on Verizon Wireless EV-DO Rev. A: the company just announced the availability of the Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 PC Card! The AirCard 595 is available on-line now and to business customers for $99.99 after a $50 rebate; you’ll […] Read more »

The SDHC, or Secure Digital High Capacity cards are a-comin’ and Ultra offers their 8 GB for around $150. That’s plenty of capacity for most SD-capable digital cameras, not to mention plenty of other digital paraphernalia; bear in mind, your device has to be SDHC compatible […] Read more »

Lesson learned: don’t remove your satellite receiver from your TV until the last possible moment or your kids might mutiny. We were scheduled for an upgraded Dish receiver yesterday at noon, so I jumped the gun and moved our main receiver to smaller TV in advance. […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 82 is 31:06 minutes long and is a 28.5 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 »

Yup, check your newspaper for the Sprint insert and you’ll see this ad for the Samsung IP-830w shown running the Palm OS. Let’s see: it’s got the QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, Quad-Band support and uh…what’s this….er…Windows Mobile 5.0? But the picture clearly shows the Palm OS; even […] Read more »

We recently mentioned UniveRSS, the 3D RSS feed-reader that uses the Windows Presentation Foundation. I finally got a chance to install and run it on my Vista RTM partition and although basic, it’s functional and shows promise. I had problems trying to capture my screen navigation […] Read more »

Sprint won the race to the EV-DO Rev. A finish line, but Verizon is apparently coming in close behind. That’s all well and good for the Windows folks in coverage areas, but the enterprising Mac folks are taking advantage of the super wireless speeds as well. […] Read more »

If you have an old-school iPod Shuffle and want to look even older school, get a load of the Pocket Party speaker: it makes your Shuffle look like a boom-box from yester-year, only smaller. The 38-gram speakers pump out a whole watt of stereo sound from […] Read more »

Hey, who needs A2DP Bluetooth support, when your wireless speakers use 802.11a/g WiFi? Avega Systems offers just that with their Oyster Loudspeaker System: each speaker unit integrates a WiFi receiver to accept tunes over your network connected computer. The Oysters support various audio formats: Compressed: AAC, […] Read more »

I’ve recently realized (just this week) that I use my Windows Mobile device much less than I used to. I’m not suggesting that’s a general trend for everyone, but as computing devices become smaller and more connected (think UMPCs and beyond), I do wonder if this […] Read more »

Podcast co-host Matthew Miller just made his New York Times pictorial debut (above pic credit: New York Times). No ladies, it’s not in the "Hot Geek o’ the Month" calendar and I’m also sorry to tell you that he’s off the market. Aside from Matt showing […] Read more »

Gstor’s hard drive looks pretty innovative, even if it came out in 2005. I’d never seen it until it was pointed out today over at TRFJ, along with a review from twelve months ago. While the drive looks pretty standard from the outside, it has quite […] Read more »

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