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It’s been a few weeks since my initial Q1P battery life test (shown); that’s the one that got folks buzzing about an LED backlit screen in the Q1P. Is the screen LED backlit? I still don’t truly know even though I’ve had bunches of conversation with […] Read more »

Eli Lilly is set to launch the Huma-Pen Memoir in the US for diabetics who are insulin-dependent.  The Huma-Pen is the size of a fountain pen but contains a syringe and insulin cartridges for easy insulin dispensing.  What makes the Huma-Pen so potentially useful is how […] Read more »

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So you’ve been reading up on the newly announced Windows Mobile 6 platform, or "The OS formerly known as Crossbow". (No, I don’t know what the esoteric male-female symbol is for WinMo 6) You’ve seen all the screenshots and now you’re on the fence: do I […] Read more »

Josh Bancroft just took advantage of a free out from his Verizon Wireless contract based on information from The Consumerist. Now that Verizon is increasing the text message rates by 50% from $.10 to $.15 each, you’re within your rights to get out of your contract […] Read more »

In the wee hours o’ the morning, most of us are sleeping. I’m convinced that the Engadget team doesn’t actually sleep, but instead has a constant intravenous espresso drip going. How else can you explain pics and details of the previously-rumored, now spotted Nokia E90 Communicator […] Read more »

Don’t swipe that phone literally; we aren’t condoning mobile phone theft here! No, we’re talking about swiping your phone over a Master Card Mobile PayPass Terminal. I use a similar technique with the RFID tag in my American Express card to save from swiping the magnetic […] Read more »

Deciding that Windows users should have all of the connected fun, Sprint will offer the Novatel EX720 Express Card EV-DO modem for Mac users along with the corresponding OS X drivers. The smaller-than-a-PC Card modem (photo credit: Crunchgear) offers EV-DO Rev. A speeds at up to […] Read more »

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jkOTR reader & commenter, gorkon, shot me an interesting note last night while I was shopping for my Dash. Turns out that Nokia tucked in an FM radio in that N800 Internet Tablet along with the WiFi and Bluetooth radios. Folks over at Internet Tablet Talk […] Read more »

I just spent the most enjoyable 3 hours I’ve spent in a good while sitting down in a Starbucks and geeking out with T Lewis.  T is the cartoonist responsible for bringing us the great comic strip Over the Hedge with his collaborator Michael Fry.  T […] Read more »

I know, I know; everytime I see a time-saving or space-saving program launcher I just can’t help but share it. That’s the price you pay since I’m often looking at an 800 x 480 screen. This launcher du jour was spotted over at Lifehacker; I think […] Read more »

Just got off the e-mail horn with an old blast from my past: Randall Bennett. You may not know Randall, but you know his work. He was the man behind the camera for the Engadget CES videos: while Peter gets the face time, Randall’s the man […] Read more »

Noticed in the Origami Project Software Forum that JKK posted a video of Joost running on his UMPC. In case you missed it prior: Joost is an online video streaming service once known as "The Venice Project"; it’s the brainchild of those P2P folks behind Skype. […] Read more »

We are getting a lot of visitors from Slashdot or BoingBoing, both of which picked up Kevin’s post about the iPhotoMEASURE software.  If you are coming here from Slashdot and BoingBoing we hope you’ll take a moment to sit back and visit a spell with us.  […] Read more »

That’s the message coming from NYC Senator Carl Kruger who is supposedly readying legislature to ban the use of electronic devices like cell phones and MP3 players while crossing the street in NYC and other big cities in New York.  The proposed legislature is in response […] Read more »

No, I don’t mean under the hood of your car; this is Computrace’s LoJack system we’re talking about here. Dell popped out a press release with the details: purchase a select Dell Inspiron with one to four years of CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service and Dell will […] Read more »

Yesterday, SPB released SPB Mobile Shell for Windows Mobile 5 and according to this review from Aximsite, they’ve hit a home run! Mobile Shell enhances the WinMo interface with a nice screen called the "Now" screen which includes: the time & date, basic weather, battery charge, […] Read more »

This just in from Gail Levy at TabletKiosk.  TK is launching the Sahara Slate PC i400 series that feature both active digitizers and touch screens.  There are three models of the new Sahara slates: Sahara Slate PC i412T is the entry level touch screen model featuring […] Read more »

Just a quick shoutout to Dave Zatz over at ZatzNotFunny! He just announced that he left the glitzy government I.T. sector in favor of a new role at Sling Media; couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. As I just commented on his blog: this is a […] Read more »

I unplugged from my Zune today just long enough to check out WinVibe, which came recommended courtesy of Download Squad (who just added another bunch o’ bloggers: congrats guys and gals!). Let’s face it, Windows Media Player on a Windows Mobile device is arguably the least […] Read more »

It’s no secret that I really enjoy using Skype, so when I got a note from Rich McIver this morning telling me about VoIP News’ article called "Hacking Skype: 25 Tips to Improve Your Skype Experience", you know I got sucked in. Glad I did because […] Read more »

If Engadget Mobile is correct, then yes, my XV6700 and yours too will have AKU 3 this spring. Some of the newer smartphones already have this Adoption Kit Update and it would be nice to see this upgrade make it’s way to the good ol’ HTC […] Read more »

I’ve been reading comments here and there on the web about less battery life when running Vista and just got a note from Hector along the same lines. Hector tells me that he’s using the Samsung Q1 with the 6-cell battery and notices that the OS […] Read more »

This past week has been an interesting one for jkOnTheRun, at least while Vista issues weren’t dominating my time.  It’s been interesting because we found out that the founder of Planet Ark, a rock star, and now a UK soap opera star are big fans of […] Read more »

Got a note from Amazon this morning and wanted to share one specific tidbit: if you purchase a Microsoft Zune from Amazon by February 13th, they’ll throw in the Zune Premium Earphones for free. I haven’t used the premium ‘buds, but they offer extended bass response […] Read more »

The Beijing Peace East Development company is set to introduce the H9, a UMPC-like device running Linux.  The H9 is an interesting device as the processor is an Intel PXA270 running at 520 MHz, a processor normally found in Windows Mobile devices.  The H9 will ship […] Read more »

Hugo Ortega is everywhere shooting videos it seems, and his latest endeavor has him sitting down with the keyboardist for the rock group Scissor Sisters, currently touring Australia.  John Garden uses a Samsung Q1 UMPC and explains why the mobility factor was the deciding factor for […] Read more »

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