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I don’t hear too much about Averatec machines these days, so the recent CNET review of the Averatec 1579 notebook caught my eye. Most fetching is the 3.5-pound weight of this 11.1-inch notebook. The Intel ULV Core Duo running at 1.06 GHz is meant for judicious […] Read more »

I’ve found the built-in search bar on the iPhone to be just fine, but in typical Google fashion, the search company is looking to make things better and easier. Robert Scoble got wind of their effort and says it "looks great on Patrick’s iPhone". I didn’t […] Read more »

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One of the offshoots of having ever-increasing hard drive capacities is that the task of getting rid of large files we no longer need is more difficult.  With hard drive capacities of 80 GB, 100 GB and larger finding that 100 MB file we no longer […] Read more »

Once again we find our intrepid hero goofing off hard at work in the neighborhood Starbucks. Today I’ve been playing around with the Nokia N800 since I’ve installed the Mozilla browser.  Specifically, I’ve been seeing how practical the new browser makes using Facebook and Google Reader.  […] Read more »

My post yesterday that covered my quest for a handheld PC generated a lot of great commentary.  One thing that is very clear is how passionate mobile PC owners are about their gear of choice.  Based on some of the comments I feel it’s a good […] Read more »

The past couple of weeks I’ve been really missing the Sony U71 (don’t worry Ron, I’m not going to ask for it back).  I have spent quite some time trying to figure out why, after all I have no shortage of cool gadgets to play with […] Read more »

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BusinessWeek put together a fantastic and informative article on Nokia yesterday: what a great read this morning. Although I’ve used the loaner N80 and N800, I really don’t know much about Nokia’s history or business model and this brief read was very enlightening. The beginning focuses […] Read more »

If you’ve been waiting for a cheaper way to become one of the UMPC anointed you better hit Woot! up pretty fast.  They have refurbished Samsung Q1s up for grabs for just $650.  These refurbished units come with a 90 day warranty and have these specs: […] Read more »

With so much AT&T-bashing over the last month, (really, has any iPhone owner said "w00t! AT&T rocks!") it’s nice to see some good press. Windows for Devices reports that the carrier is working with development shop Code Factory to get the companies products on their phones […] Read more »

Where was the Buddi GPS tracker when Jack Bauer needed it last season? Oh well, better late than never. The Buddi isn’t available just yet, but when it does launch, you can expect your Buddi-wearing buddies to be found via GPS. The U.K. company behind the […] Read more »

Ok, it’s not a pretty solution, but for many, it’s the result that counts. Ashish Derhgawen did some self-education on the tones that phones make and decided to put his newfound knowledge to good use. Using a pull-solenoid and an old Nokia phone to accept calls, […] Read more »

Bjorn has a brief but interesting comparison between two comparable devices, the Palm Foleo and the VIA NanoBook. It’s a give and take between the two devices in my eyes: what one provides in screen-size and resolution, for example, the other makes up the difference in […] Read more »

This may not be the only car repair shop doing this but it’s the first one I’ve seen pushing this technology.  A car repair shop near my house has gone high-tech in a big way.  In order to gain trust from their customers the Domestic Auto […] Read more »

OK, since I picked up the BlackBerry 8830 you just knew you’d start seeing more BlackBerry news on jkOnTheRun, right?  Today we have a roundup of the latest BB news from around the globe: Mac users with BlackBerries have been left out in the cold when […] Read more »

I got a chance to meet Dan from UneasySILENCE a few weeks back; ironically, Dan’s very talkative for a blogger with "SILENCE" in the name….in a good way, Dan. ;) He gave in to the hot iPhone fever, but decided to take up the heat a […] Read more »

The promise of wireless USB has been lurking around for some time now and consumers have been waiting patiently.  The new technology works like USB but without the wires and when products start appearing that have wireless USB integrated it’s going to be pretty cool.  This […] Read more »

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