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The HTC Shift UMPC slated to appear later this year has me excited more than any other UMPC that’s been announced.  I don’t know if it’s the fact it will be using the new Intel Mobile Platform 2007 processor or the cool sliding keyboard that hides […] Read more »

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No, we don’t have one here on jkOnTheRun but tnkgrl has gotten one and taken bunches of photos of the unboxing.  One thing OQO has gotten right from the very start is the cool packaging.  They obviously understand the same thing that Apple does, if you’re […] Read more »

Amazon’s eBook reader device, the "Kindle" as it’s known to some, is getting some review time over the UK. The preliminary verdict is promising when compared to the screen quality of the Sony Reader and Amazon has a key advantage over Sony: content. Amazon snapped up […] Read more »

That’s the best description I can come up with: nearly available. Akihibara News says that the product will be available soon in Korea, but there’s no clear dates or time frame. Worldwide distribution will likely follow quickly, so the "May availability" could be on target. The […] Read more »

The Windows Home Server beta continues to progress: build 06.00.1371 was just released for beta participants. If you missed out on the earlier beta sign-ups, but would like to participate, there’s a survey to fill out right here. With full backups of all computers on your […] Read more »

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I get a lot of early announcements about upcoming products, almost always under embargo until the OEM is ready to have the product officially released.  Normally I don’t have a problem honoring those embargoes but this new Convertible Notebook from Gateway is so sweet that I […] Read more »

The original reports that bounced around the web covering the HTC Shift, an innovative UMPC with a sliding keyboard stated that the Shift would be powered by a Via processor.  Then today it was reported that the Shift would come with one of the new Intel […] Read more »

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s similar question where your participation added tremendous value, it’s time for another. Lawrence asks what I think is the best UMPC on the market. I always answer that question with a question, simply because "best" is subjective. Repeat the mantra […] Read more »

If you upgraded your UMPC, laptop or desktop to Windows Vista from XP, you might have noticed an message during the installation about a "Windows.old" folder. This is where the old XP installation information is stored for your upgrade, which I knew. What I didn’t know […] Read more »

We told you about the Xbox screen from Hori that clips onto the side of the Xbox 360 to provide a semi-mobile gaming solution but Ben Heckendorn of has gone whole hog and has built an Xbox laptop.  Engadget is hosting a 3 part series […] Read more »

Those Tableteers at GottaBeMobile are podcasting again and have a new show #1 up for your listening pleasure.  No, I don’t know how they got the #1 in the series again, I’ll bet it’s that new math.  On this show they have the newest team member […] Read more »

Productivity guru and technologist Eric Mack is rethinking his mobile computing needs and has opened up a discussion of whether he should drop the Palm platform and consider a Windows Mobile smartphone.  Help Eric out by adding a comment to his post with your thoughts on […] Read more »

You know a review is going to set me off when it starts with these lines:"Pity the poor UMPC. The much-hyped ultramobile PC has been hailed asthe next big thing for a couple of years now, without ever turning outa product that comes close to being […] Read more »

Hardcore gamers now have a way to take that Xbox 360 out of the house and on the road (that big yellow ball in the sky is the sun).  You still need an electrical outlet so it’s not all battery-powered portable but you can pop the […] Read more »

No doubt everyone has heard about the tragedy at Virginia Tech yesterday where a madman walked on campus and killed 32 people, wounded many others and then turned the gun on himself.  It’s just so senseless that decent people will never understand what motivates someone to […] Read more »

It’s easy to get lost in all of the new processor news from IDF, seein’ how we’ll definitely have more ultra-mobile PC options come next year. Don’t overlook Intel’s role in WiMAX however, which should compete with EV-DO, HSDPA and just about every other wireless acronym […] Read more »

I spent about two hours today attending the Web 2.0 conference. What’s that, you say? How’d he do that if he’s near Philly and the conference is in California? OK, I was virtually there; you caught me. I actually watched and participated in a ‘cast […] Read more »

Transcend already has 2.5- and 1.8-inch flash drives, so why not go for the trifecta? They did just that with the announcement of a 1-inch IDE drive that contains no moving parts. Capacities are on the low end: 2-, 4-, and 8 GB only, but I’d […] Read more »

…to the classic 1963 tune of "My Boyfriend’s Back" by The Angels. ‘My MacBook’s back and the RAM mod was the trouble,hey-la-day-la, my MacBook’s back.Just one crash now, hope it doesn’t double,hey-la-day-la, my MacBook’s back!’ For those that bet on a bad RAM module, you win…well…absolutely […] Read more »

While I am waiting to get my hands on one of those 128 GB solid state disks it’s likely I won’t be able to afford them even when they are readily available so until then the new Samsung SpinPoint MP1 hard drive might have to do.  […] Read more »

That’s the premise behind a post by Long Zheng of istartedsomething and it’s a good one to take to heart if you’re running Vista on a mobile PC.  The Mobility Center is a good dashboard for controlling all the mobility aspects of your computing experience like […] Read more »

The HTC Advantage has a lot of mobile gear aficionados chomping at the bit for obvious reasons.  It’s a Windows Mobile device that looks like a mini-laptop when connected to the detachable keyboard and it has connectivity capabilities out the wazoo.  It’s certainly one of the […] Read more »

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