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Guest co-host Marc Orchant was AWOL this week so I decided to shake things up a little bit for this special Tablet PC Show. On this show I cover rumors in the Inkernet, talk about the things newbies should think about before getting their first Tablet […] Read more »

This past year has seen an explosion of desktop search tools designed to let the user easily find that lost nugget of information squirreled away on his/her PC somewhere.  These search tools are very useful and quickly become the preferred method for getting your hands on […] Read more »

An article in the Daily Princetonian attempts to enlighten students to the benefits that the Tablet PC brings to classroom note taking but doesn’t even mention GoBinder from Agilix. The article gets it mostly right in its discussion about OneNote but spends a lot of ink […] Read more »

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If you are looking for a convertible Tablet with a big, high resolution screen then don’t forget to check out Toshiba’s new Tecra M4.  The 14.1" screen is a high res wonder producing a resolution of 1400 x 1050.  The M4 is definitely aimed at users […] Read more »

Toshiba has announced the introduction of the new Libretto U100 mini-notebook computer in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first laptop computer.  OK, they also mentioned bringing it back is due to customer demand so that’s probably the real reason.  The Toshiba Libretto series of […] Read more »

The old UFO game from years past was one of my favorite PC games.  It was well done, with good graphics for that time, and I must admit I lost hours and hours to this fun game.  A couple of years ago Russian developer SMK Software […] Read more »

I have lamented the passing of TechTV and The Screen Savers show in particular.  G4 ruined a great tech TV station when they dismantled TechTV and I miss the great chemistry between Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton and the others on the old show.  I am happy […] Read more »

April 19th, 2005 by James Kendrick The techADDICTION Show #006- 19th April 2005 (49min 10sec)MP3 – 17.2MB  Kevin and I are back with a new techADDICTION Show and this one is full of cool gadgets, talk about prison, the cheapest M205 ever and much, much more. […] Read more »

I have a ton of MP3 audio files and want to convert them to WMA so I can put more of them on my Sony U and Creative Muvo. I’m looking for a good free (of course) batch converter. Any suggestions? Read more »

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I hear from a lot of mobile users who are looking for a good mobile scanner to take with them on the road and use with their Tablet PC or other mobile computer.  The trick is to find one that is so small it is very […] Read more »

Many computer users consider the Nero CD/DVD burning suite to be the best you can get and they are probably right.  Linux users should take note, Nero now has a version of the program that runs on that platform.  The best part of NeroLINUX is that […] Read more »

Seagate has introduced a 120GB notebook computer hard drive which is definitely the highest capacity drive I have seen.  The drive turns at 5200 RPM which some might feel is slower than 7200 RPM drives but this is almost certainly a concession to battery life.  The […] Read more »

Expose is one of the coolest utilities on Mac OS X and I’ve been looking for a Windows equivalent that works just as well.  A good graphical task switcher is useful on any Windows XP computer but especially good on the Sony U since the screen […] Read more »

I admit I haven’t looked at the Zinio Reader for quite some time.  It must have been over five years ago that Zinio debuted their innovative system for delivering and displaying magazines in digital form and I tried it when it first came out and liked […] Read more »

It’s shameless plug time- if you like our techADDICTION Show please vote for it on Podcast Alley. Right now we only have two votes which is probably Kevin and me. :) Here’s a link to make voting for us easy. Read more »

engadget reports on a new Sony Vaio PCG-4E1L that has been detailed in the FCC filing that has integrated tri-band GSM, WiFi and Bluetooth for communications.  This makes the notebook a truly connected device with high speed connections always available.  Not much else is known for […] Read more »

Fujitsu has always produced very nice slate Tablet PCs and the ST5000 series is no exception.  The thoughtful design and included features makes this Tablet a winner for anyone looking for a great slate.  Tablet PC ReviewSpot has published a thorough review of the ST5000 and […] Read more »

Eric Mack is still waiting to take possession of his Tablet PC but in his usual fashion he’s wasted no time in evangelizing the platform on his blog, Eric Mack On-Line.  He has been in conversation with Michael Hyatt who recently switched from the Tablet PC […] Read more »

Dave Ciccone of Dave’s iPAQ is usually playing with neat gadgets and always seems to get his hands on cool smartphones and Pocket PCs.  It looks like he’s upped the ante and is looking at the Sony U71 and has written a full review of the […] Read more »

Paul Thurrott is the Windows guru and source of advance looks at Windows operating systems and Microsoft programs but apparently he is also a closet Mac fan.  His site WinSuperSite has published a very good review of the next version (Tiger) of the Mac OS X […] Read more »

Loren Heiny is to blame for me wasting some time this afternoon.  He got me to thinking about what the screen resolution of the prototype Ruby mini-Tablet PC might be.  I have been playing around with screen resolutions on my Sony U in portrait mode and […] Read more »

The Windows XP registry is the heart of a smooth running computer but unfortunately Windows doesn’t do a good job of keeping it cleaned up on its own.  If you do a lot of program installs and removals your Windows registry can become a minefield of […] Read more »

I recently ran across an interesting website,, that covers Linux based handhelds and actively promotes the adoption of Linux for both handhelds and wearable computers.  Their mission statement says it all: Our goal is to encourage and facilitate the creation of open source software for […] Read more »

A lot of Linux lovers have converted notebook computers to run the Linux operating system since it is so efficient and requires fewer hardware resources to run than Windows based laptops.  OSNews has written a nice article about optimizing Debian on a notebook computer to get […] Read more »

Laguna Niguel, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2005 — Active Ink Software, Inc., a Microsoft Premier PC Partner announced the general availability of an entire new family of form design products for both the PC and Tablet PC platforms. The product offerings include a Standard Edition, a […] Read more »

According to Tech Insider, Microsoft has released a public beta of the Data Protection Manager (DPM) program which promises to automate disk backup protections.  DPM provides a disk to disk backup solution that is faster then current disk to tape backup systems and is designed to […] Read more »

I have received a dozen emails from readers pointing me to the prototype Ruby mini-Tablet PC that appeared today on Akihabara News.  My long-time desire for a small Tablet PC is no secret as I have written about it often over the past year.   The appearance […] Read more »

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is how to go about buying a Tablet PC.  The question is usually posed by someone who feels they would benefit from a Tablet PC but since they have never owned one they want to make sure […] Read more »

The Inkernet is all abuzz about an article on Microsoft Watch that hints at a "mini-Tablet that can do everything that a traditional Tablet PC can do, plus store electronic books".  First of all I should point at that current Tablet PCs are a great platform […] Read more »

Lora lets us all know that Channel 9 has added ink for posting comments on their great web site.  Now those of us with poor handwriting have another forum in which to share that.  :) Read more »

It seems the first techADDICTION slap that Kevin and I dropped on eReader for the lack of a VGA version on the Pocket PC had a bigger effect than we intended.  MobileRead is reporting a new version of eReader for the Pocket PC that has a […] Read more »

PDA owners take note- Google has launched the mobile version of the relatively new Google Local service.  Google Local provides information and maps of virtually any address and the new mobile version does so in a format designed for displaying on small screens like PDAs and […] Read more »

You want one of those personal media players but you don’t want to skimp on features.  In addition to playing music and video on the go you want light PDA features and even WiFi so you can do email.  If this describes what you need you […] Read more »

Diabetech’s new wireless glucose monitor could be a boon for parents of diabetic children.  It is never easy to make sure your child is testing their glucose level when they should and anything that makes that simpler is welcome.  The GlucoMON automatically sends test results as […] Read more »

Stretching portable storage to the max, EDGE Tech announced the latest model in its DiskGo! 3.5 inch hard drive series, a 400 GB portable drive that provides both USB and firewire connectivity.  The new drive joins the other models in the DiskGO! line and retails on […] Read more »

Anybody who still doubts that RSS feeds are spreading like wildfire should be convinced now that the New York Times provides obituaries via RSS.  Check your feeds, see who’s gone. (via Jossip) Read more »

Gear Live is always finding cool stuff and these chainless bicycles from Dynamic Bicycles are just awesome.  The bikes utilize a driveshaft system that is totally enclosed in the tubes of the bike and the gears are all in the hub.  Since there is no chain […] Read more »

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