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Teachers at Warrenwood Elementary in Fayetteville, NC have been using mind maps in class for two years and are seeing good results.  They are using the ability to include pictographs in mind maps to help children remember facts learned in class.  They find that younger children […] Read more »

I have been mentioning the Linux-based internet appliance for over a year but it looks like you will actually be able to walk into a best buy and pick one up.  The Pepper Pad has a 20 GB hard drive, 8.4 inch LCD, 256 MB of […] Read more »

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Vince Anido is a Tablet PC user and OneNote lover who chronicles his tableteering on his blog, Crashless Aspirations.  Vince writes some excellent posts about the way he uses OneNote in his work and details how the Tablet/ OneNote combination has replaced his paper and highlighter […] Read more »

Tablet PC Talk reports that the Gateway CX200 Convertible Notebook is available at Best Buy as of yesterday in a preconfigured model.  The regular Best Buy price is $1399.99 with a $150 instant savings so you can take one home for $1249.99.  Note the CX200 is […] Read more »

You may have heard about the launch of Chris Pirillo’s new search service gada.be because it seems everyone is talking about it.  This is rightly so because in true Pirillo fashion gada.be is specifically designed to be easy to use on mobile devices like cell phones.  […] Read more »

Ugh, an annoyingly abysmal bandwidth weekend, I think I could tap out the bits with my pen faster than they were coming down the wire, which gives the wife more fuel for the no-Vonage fire.  Anyhoo, catching up with some thousand unread items in my aggregator […] Read more »

The More Space book– More Space – Nine Antidotes to Complacency in Business is a collection of nine business bloggers “writing in their own unique styles. Each author challenges the premise that places of business can only be cold and uninspiring. By sharing their own experiences […] Read more »

I am always looking for good free software to add to my arsenal (as if I needed more  ).  Most free software lists just give you a little blurb about the program and you have to decide if it’s what you are looking for with little […] Read more »

Xmultiple has announced a line of USB flash memory drives that can transfer data to other USB drives without the need for a computer.  The ShareDrives contain a tiny LiON battery that allows you to plug in another flash drive to the ShareDrive and exchange files.  […] Read more »

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MSCONFIG is the Windows XP utility that if you use it you tend to use it a lot.  The program has been the same since the XP launch and adds many diagnostic tools that can be used for troubleshooting a problem XP installation.  One of the […] Read more »

Today I watched the Houston Astros defeat the Atlanta Braves in an 18 inning duel that was simply the best baseball game I’ve ever seen.  This game had everything if you like heart-wrenching, gut checking baseball.  The Atlanta Braves took a 5 – 1 lead early […] Read more »

Laptop Notebook Review has published the first review I have seen of the tiny Fujitsu P1510 with the Tablet Edition operating system installed since Microsoft announced they are licensing the OS for inclusion with devices with passive digitizers.  The P1510 is an interesting convertible device in […] Read more »

Moleskine journals were all the rage a few months ago but I don’t see as much on the Web as I used to.  There are many people who practice journaling and keeping up with their lives using paper bound solutions such as the Moleskine and if […] Read more »

Every time I find something new and cool and I go to blog about it thinking to myself I’ll beat Marc Orchant to the punch I fall short.  I think Marc has a neural pipe to the Web and never sleeps.    Texterity is one thing […] Read more »

techADDICTION buddy Kevin Tofel has interviewed Mark Cuban for HD Beat on Weblogs Inc./ AOL about his views on HDTV and where it’s headed.  Kevin got Mark to list the HDTV equipment he is currently using so for some serious gear lust check out the interview. Read more »

Fellow Tablet MVP Rob Bushway has a wonderful daughter named Maggie who is in the hospital having some pretty serious surgery due to brain cancer.  Maggie is a sweet and brave little girl who can use your help to get well.  The hospital in St. Louis […] Read more »

If you have been watching out for Pocket PCs Phone Edition with Windows Mobile 5.0 you have probably been checking out the I-mate K-JAM and the QTEK 9100 (aka HTC Wizard).  The Wizard is a sweet Pocket PC Phone Edition with both Bluetooth and WiFi and a […] Read more »

I just found out it’s official, Warner Crocker has been awarded MVP by Microsoft. Warner is a great source of news and enthusiasm for the Tablet PC and I am thrilled to see him get this official recognition. Welcome aboard, Warner! Read more »

There is not much content on homeschooltablet.com yet since it has just launched but I have a feeling that anyone interested in Tablet use in education should keep an eye on it.  To quote the site: So what is this about? Well, I don’t really know […] Read more »

The program that provides the best way to ink in PDF documents has released a new version 1.2.  PDF Annotator, winner of the Microsoft Tablet PC contest “Does Your Application Think in Ink?” PDF lets you open any PDF document and write on it in ink […] Read more »

Dave Winer and Verisign have confirmed that Verisign has purchased Dave’s Weblogs.com for a few million dollars.  Dave says that it’s a good deal as Verisign has the traffic handling capacity that Weblogs desperately needs and it’s good to see him get something out of all […] Read more »

So you have an iPod and would like to use it with the radio in your car but you don’t know the best way.  Have no fear, PC Magazine has published Linking iPods and Car Radios that describes six different ways to join the two for […] Read more »

I am thrilled to announce that jkOnTheRun has been named a Top 100 Blog by CNET’s news.com!  What is a CNET Top 100 Blog? jkOnTheRun has been selected as part of the News.com Blog 100, a feature in which News.com editors and reporters are helping find […] Read more »

Gateway made Tablet news recently with the announcement of the Gateway CX200 Convertible Notebook as it is the first Tablet PC with a wide-screen display.  A lot of people have been waiting for the new Tablet to appear in the wild because it seems like a […] Read more »

TRFJ spotted a unique pointing device from Japan, the Reversible Mouse.  Basically it’s a normal mouse on one side but flip it over and it’s a little trackball of some sort.  Now this is one of those weird devices that might actually be useful. Read more »

Dwight Silverman of TechBlog points to incompetech, a web site that offers PDF templates for all sorts of lined and graph paper you can print yourself.  They also have some cool templates like Cornell Note Taking System paper, Music Notation Staves and Penmanship Paper. Check it […] Read more »

PaidContent.org is reporting that Weblogs Inc. (WIN), the blogging network founded by Jason Calacanis and Brian Alvey, is being bought out by AOL.  I’m not sure what AOL would want with WIN but they are reportedly paying $20 – 35 million dollars for the network of […] Read more »

One post I thought, weird.  Two posts, strange.  Now after seeing this thing on no less than half a dozen posts I too must contribute to the madness and mention the Sonic Grenade.  It’s only $18US and is capable of emitting three different ear shredding pitches […] Read more »

Yes, I am back from the Redmond visit and while it was an amazing week I am glad to be home.  You’ve probably noticed my blogging slowed down while in Redmond due to a complete lack of time.  Since coming back on Sunday I have been […] Read more »

Nokia has announced the new release date for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is now Q4 2005, with rumors placing it anywhere from November to before Christmas.  They cited the release has been moved back “to enable more mature software at launch. A decision that we […] Read more »

Emperor Linux has put a Linux distribution on a Lenovo X41 Tablet PC.  The Raven comes in either a Linux-only version or a dual boot with the standard Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005 and has the following specs: integrated Biometric Fingerprint scanner works in Linux train your […] Read more »

San Francisco (CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment Exposition) September 27, 2005 – SplashData, Inc., the leading developer of “virtual wallet” applications for mobile devices, announced that its award winning SplashBlog  photoblogging solution is now available for additional mobile devices—Windows Mobile and Symbian Series 60 and UIQ. Also, new […] Read more »

I am having a blast at the MVP Summit in Redmond this week and have seen some really cool stuff.  The very best part of the Summit for me is finally getting a chance to meet so many people I have been talking to online and […] Read more »

The F2K FlashPhone is a “personal communicator” that allows you to make VoIP calls from a little USB memory stick.  Just plug the F2K into any computer’s USB port and instantly make calls with Google Talk, MSN, SIP or Skype.  The F2K has the following features: […] Read more »

 mobile.review has published a preview of the Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox N520.  Expected to be released at the end of next month (October 2005) this Windows Mobile 5.0 device sports GPS, 802.11g (yes G) and Bluetooth.  Estimations put the release price of the N520 in the […] Read more »

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