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Just a quick screencap with results of CrystalMark on the Q1P with 2 GB of memory. I don’t believe that comparing it to my recent Q1P benchmarks with 1 GB (score: 14873) is an apples to apples because while the unit is the same aside from […] Read more »

I’ve been running the beta version of 2.6 for about a month with nary a hiccup, but it’s always good to upgrade to the public release when available. Skype announced the newest Mac version today along with official support for their new ‘call transfer’ feature, which […] Read more »

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Inking in Instant Messaging is not just for Messenger anymore as Trillian has released the long-awaited ink support.  Now you can draw and ink to your heart’s content with the popular IM program.  Note that it is in alpha so if you try it let us […] Read more »

Hot on the heals of the photos of the Fujitsu UMPC at WinHEC, UMPC Portal has some specs for what is shaping up to be a very interesting device.  I noticed in the photos at Tablet PC2 that the screen looked to be smaller than 7" […] Read more »

Tablet PC Review has snooped around the Lenovo web site and found a spec sheet buried there that details a new model of Tablet PC, the X61.  The X61 looks to be a refresh of the much heralded X60 and expected to be released in June.  […] Read more »

Two common culprits always mentioned in discussions of the Vista battery consumption issue are the spiffy Aero Glass theme and the Windows Sidebar.  Even Microsoft has admitted that Aero Glass consumes more battery even though they’ve never mentioned anything about the Sidebar. Our Freeware of the […] Read more »

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Linda Epstein of Tablet PC2 goes to all the fun events and right now she’s at WinHEC.  In typical fashion she’s posting photos of cool gadgets and providing detailed coverage of the Bill Gates keynote that is all about Tablet and Touch technologies.  I love that […] Read more »

Hot off the press: FlipStart Labs just selected Dynamism as the first reseller of the diminutive FlipStart ultra-portable computing device. For $1,999 at Dynamism’s site, you’ll get your choice of OS between Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Vista Business. The 5.6-inch WSVGA screen is complemented by […] Read more »

Multi-format card readers are everywhere these days and some even support up to 55 different card formats.  The Dtech 55 in 1 card reader can handle all of those card formats but with a twist, it includes Bluetooth for wireless data transfer with your notebook.  I […] Read more »

Phone News is reporting that Apple may be adding integrated WWAN (3G) to the MacBook line soon.  Apple added support for EVDO directly into the OS making them the first OEM to do so and this only makes sense.  Interestingly the report says the wireless module […] Read more »

Since I still haven’t found a day to drive up to New York City and back, I’m relying on other folks to hit up the Samsung Experience. We’ve heard from Mike Cane on the new Q1U and today I happened across another early hands-on account. This […] Read more »

Great piece at Computerworld this morning on how mobile technology is helping the blind. Mobile Sorcery AB in Sweden developed custom software for Nokia 6300 phones that integrates with GPS via Bluetooth to keep wires to a minimum. The navigation software was developed by Astando AB, […] Read more »

Mediocre monochrome? Not for LG Philips: yesterday, the company announced a flexible E-Ink display that’s capable of displaying up to 4,096 colors on a 14.1-inch sized component. The viewing angle is a full-180-degrees and according to the press release, "images always appear crisp, even when the […] Read more »

Skype dips another toe in the mainstream consumer electronics pool today: Om Malik breaks the news that WalMart will carry nine Skype hardware devices. Unlike a limited run or pilot program, the Skype units will become available in all WalMart locations; my assumption being: all U.S. […] Read more »

I spent the day with my Mom as it is Mother’s Day here in the US and it was a good time for all.  Happy Mother’s Day to you all, either for you or your Moms.  If you can’t visit your Mom as I did at […] Read more »

This is a text version of the original post that was made in ink. I am always encouraged to blog more in ink but then get complaints about my poor handwriting.  Thus this text version. Stealth blogging is blogging from any location where you typically are […] Read more »

Web sites have been buzzing about two problems that users report while running Windows Vista on mobile computers. A lot of users report much shorter battery life with Vista and recently some of them report the main culprits to be Aero Glass and the Windows Sidebar. […] Read more »

Although I haven’t tried it yet, I’ve been following an Origami Project forum thread started by Andy that contains a few tweaks to increase UMPC performance. After some testing was done to verify results, Frank (Ctitanic) outlined it on his site as well. If you feint […] Read more »

I think that OEMs are having problems with battery life under Vista, a meme that keeps raising its ugly head over and over.  The lastest OEM falling victim to this (that’s just speculation on my part) is Motion Computing, who recently announced that their newest slate […] Read more »

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