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Well, this is about the worst thing that can happen to a mobile professional. Looks like Verizon Wireless needs to add somes new cell towers to Las Vegas… at least during CES week. I’m posting this from the Press Room of the Sands using their WiFi. […] Read more »

Samsung has announced the latest version of the venerable Q1 UMPC, the Q1 Ultra Premium.  The Ultra Premium is largely the same hardware-wise with the exception being bigger keys on that split QWERTY thumboard on the sides of the screen.  From the Samsung press release: Aimed […] Read more »

So much for my direct flight to Las Vegas and CES. I’m sitting on a Boeing 757 and although I can’t see the "speedometer", it’s a safe bet we’re traveling at zero miles per hour. Yup, we’re sitting at the gate in… wait for it… Kansas […] Read more »

I’m boarding my plane for CES in a few short minutes, but can’t get one particular thought out of my mind. Last year, Apple completely deflated the CES balloon with the iPhone announcement at the same time as the show. Those in attendence at CES will […] Read more »

While James is up earlier than normal in Vegas, I’m sitting at the Philadelphia International Airport reading about BenQ’s mobile Internet device. According to MobileWhack, we’ll get our first peek at this handheld gateway to the web at CES which is expected to have various connectivity […] Read more »

Anyone who uses Outlook and Windows Mobile is familiar with the time zone bugaboo.  Outlook knows when you add an appointment what the time zone is and the appointment time will be adjusted automatically if the creator of the meeting request was in a different time […] Read more »

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It’s only 5:30 am here in Vegas but my body clock says it’s much later and has rudely thrown me out of bed.  I am sipping instant coffee made from the hot water spigot in the bathroom, yum.  It’s better than nothing, though, as the nearest […] Read more »

One of the new things at CES this year affecting those of us who descend on Vegas to cover the show for our readers is that the show has added a Blogger designation in addition to the Press designation.  Those of us who have come in […] Read more »

I am happy to find that the EVDO from Verizon is all lit up and nicely stepping along for me everywhere I’ve been this afternoon so far.  This isn’t the fastest speeds I’ve gotten today but it pretty representative of the afternoon so far: It’s been […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 120 is 37 minutes long and is a 33.9 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 […] Read more »

Gosh, in the midst of CES packing, Software Development Times has us blushing too. I’m not a programmer (but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night) so I don’t follow SD Times. Apparently they follow jkOnTheRun however; they put us in very good company […] Read more »

Thought the holiday deals were over did you? Not so fast you bargain shopper: WebIS is extending the seasonal joy with one heck of deal. Today and tomorrow only, you an get a full version of the awesome Pocket Informant 2007 absolutely free for your Windows […] Read more »

This free powertoy should be incredibly useful for anyone who purchased a Tablet PC but then later added Microsoft’s OneNote. Windows Journal comes with every Tablet PC to give you a basic note-taking application, but it’s fairly bare-bones. You can ink and convert your writing to […] Read more »

I haven’t had nearly enough time to properly use the Wibrain UMPC on loan from Dynamism due to CES preparations. However, I figured that while I’m running around, the device could run through the standard battery torture test we often do with Battery Eater Pro. So […] Read more »

Ask.com introduced a nice voice-activated system for navigation today by incorporating the speech-recognition technology of Dial Directions. Here’s the skinny: if you hop over to Ask.com Mobile on your web-enabled phone, you’ll see a new “Voice Entry” option next to Directions. Clicking said button initiates an […] Read more »

The phrase “DVD-quality” usually doesn’t get a high-def junkie like me excited, but I’ll make an exception in the case of Microvision’s SHOW. The handheld pico-projector will be on display (heh) at CES but in prototype form only; the company doesn’t anticipate a product release until […] Read more »

We’ve been holding this under embargo for several weeks and wouldn’t you know we forgot to set our NDA alarm? Starting today, everyone can begin to talk about Lenovo’s new IdeaPad U110, which looks plenty portable with a frameless 11.1-inch widescreen display.The aluminum-cased U110 tips the […] Read more »

I have railed about the sleep problems that I have started having on my Vista-based HP 2710p and also detailed what steps I have been taking to try to eliminate them.  You recall that my HP ran for months absolutely fine and then developed these sleep […] Read more »

Maybe it’s the cute, appropriate name of Pingie that got my attention. After all, just last week there was news of some RSS to SMS services, so why highlight this one? Aside from the name and the fact that it comes from our good friends at […] Read more »

EverythingUSB put the Moxia USBCell AA batteries through a cycle or two and finds that while the overall power capacity is lacking, these cells are still very useful. Since part of the battery footprint is taken up by a USB port, the batteries can only hold […] Read more »

The BBC has a top-five list of technologies that will make headlines in 2008 and I’m happy to see the UMPC at number two. In a fair criticism, they say that the original debut of the companion devices was plagued by poor battery life and high […] Read more »

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