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You probably are aware that Kevin and I are currently in Albuquerque to attend the memorial service for our mutual friend Marc Orchant.  We flew in yesterday and in fact met up in Dallas to meet the flight into New Mexico for the service.  One of […] Read more »

Ryan Block of engadget is telling us that Dell is admitting their new XT Tablet PC will not have multi-touch for a while.  The new Dell is certainly capable of registering multiple finger touches at the same time since it uses the same capacitive digitizer technology […] Read more »

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It just gets harder and harder.  We have the information to share about the memorial service for Marc Orchant.  It will be Wednesday, December 12th at 11 am and here is the location of the service: Congregation Albert 3800 Louisiana Ave NE Albuquerque, NM Both Kevin […] Read more »

We confirmed that Dell would be launching the XT Tablet PC today and our information is correct as Dell has done so as expected.  The Latitude XT is a real powerhouse mobile PC with a dual digitizer allowing both pen and touch interaction as expected.  Those […] Read more »

Kevin and I are traveling today to Albuquerque so we can attend the service for Marc Orchant tomorrow morning.  It’s a sad trek but the upside is we will get to see each other for a couple of days unexpectedly.  We meet up in Dallas and […] Read more »

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Dan (Thoughtfix) has published another Coffee with Thoughtfix video and this one has some good advice for OEMs who are working on Linux-based devices.  Listen you big bad OEMs and take Dan’s advice to heart.  You’ll have a better product if you do.  Kevin and I […] Read more »

From Oliver Starr: UPDATE: 8:18AM Pacific Time, December 9th, 2007 From Sue Orchant: If the outpouring of love, support andcaring could heal Marc, he would be with us telling stories right now.Today we are going to make Marc more comfortable. Friends came by allday yesterday with […] Read more »

As soon as Vista went gold and began shipping we began hearing from mobile PC users that Vista was causing what Craig Pringle terms "Sleep of Death".  This term fits a number of different problems that notebooks and Tablet PCs exhibit running Vista when Sleep and […] Read more »

Yesterday I mentioned TripIt, a web-service that helps you manage your travel plans. Specifically of interest to mobile tech readers is their new TripIt To Go offering: you text or e-mail the service and they immediately return your travel information to your phone. Sounded great, so […] Read more »

No question that Houston is one of the most temperate cities in the US and it’s rare to see a change of seasons like in other areas.  I had to capture this photo as it proves that Fall has arrived in the Space City: That’s it, […] Read more »

I spoke briefly this evening with Sue Orchant, Marc’s wife, and at length with Ed Bott who just left the hospital after a visit with Marc and Sue.  Marc’s physical body seems to be healing with good vitals and today he has been moving his head […] Read more »

Last night I had the pleasure of what may be the first Eee to Eee Skype video chat with none other than ThoughtFix! We were both in our home office settings and therefore on a dedicated broadband connection. Using the new Skype for Linux 2.0 beta […] Read more »

People the world over are anxiously awaiting every update on Marc Orchant’s condition and this is the latest posted by Michael Sampson in a comment here. Thursday December 6, 3.45pm PacificI called the hospital for an update, and spoke with Ed, Marc’s brotherfrom the East Coast. […] Read more »

Jenn at Pocketables has been anxiously awaiting the delivery of the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet that she ordered from Amazon.  Like a true geek she has been looking forward to receiving her N810 prior to the holidays but she is reporting that it looks like that […] Read more »

Phones that use BREW technology have been left out in the cold when it comes to the great Opera Mini browser.  This includes virtually all of Verizon’s phones and the phones of other carriers that do BREW.  That may change soon with Opera announcing a version […] Read more »

I’m not a big Instant Messenger user, but folks that use Yahoo! Messenger might be happy to see the latest preview release specifically for Vista. It’s built on the Windows Presentation Foundation and integrates quite nicely with the Vista Sidebar: you can drag a contact to […] Read more »

Great read this morning on how Tim Ferriss takes notes, and boy does he take ‘em: he has an “an eight-foot stretch of shelves in my house containing nothing but full notebooks.” That’s a bunch of notes! Our little community here takes notes too, mainly in […] Read more »

The International Consumer Electronic Show is becoming one of the biggest trade shows around and each January hundreds of thousands of attendees flock into Las Vegas for the sole purpose of being overwhelmed.  The show is so big you can easily spend days there and still […] Read more »

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