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Dave Winer and Verisign have confirmed that Verisign has purchased Dave’s 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!  What is a CNET Top 100 Blog? jkOnTheRun has been selected as part of the Blog 100, a feature in which editors and reporters are helping find […] Read more »

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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 » 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 »

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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 » 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 »

Tatung has announced two new Tablet PCs that are designed to be ultra-thin and light.  The TTAB-A12D is a 12 inch slate with a either a Pentium M 1.6 GHz processor or a 1 GHz Celeron and only weighs 3.08 pounds.  It is designed for professionals […] Read more »

Met up with a group of Mobile Devices MVPs at a Starbucks this morning.  It was great finally meeting Steven Hughes, Don Sorcinelli and Jack Cook in person.  They are much uglier in person than I thought they’d be.    Seriously, these are all great guys […] Read more »

It seems that engadget has the scoop on the new Blackberry 8700 and anticipates the official announcement to take place any day.  It’s another brick form factor, instead of the phone factor of the 7100 series, though supposedly thinner and narrower than the 7200 series.  You […] Read more »

RIM announced that future Blackberry’s will be using Intel’s new chip, code named ‘Hermon’, that adds EDGE technology.  Based on other features and past reports the ‘Hermon’ should support 3G and WiFi.  Now all that’s left is to wait for the announcement of the new Blackberry’s. […] Read more »

OQO announces Windows XP pocket computer, the Model 01+.  Sporting a 1GHz Transmeta Crusoe it measures in at 4.9” x 3.4” x 0.9” and weighs in slightly under a pound (14oz).  The Model 01+ has built in WiFi, Bluetooth, USB2.0 and FireWire, everything you’d expect from […] Read more »

I guess we could have filed this under “immobile tech” or “thankfully something other than the Treo 700w” but that might have been pushing just a little too far.  Spotted this originally on Gizmodo but a trip out to the HotSeat site shows this is one of […] Read more »

Shortly after the announcement, maybe verification is more appropriate, of the Treo 700w Motorola announced that it’s Q Smartphone will be ready by Christmas instead of Q1 2006. Both phones are Windows Mobile 5 devices with moderate displays (the Q is 320×240, the 700w is so […] Read more »

No, not the Hipster PDA you’ve probably heard about- this is the Hipster Personal Trailer.  No, not trainer, trailer.  It will get all your gear from here to there, you’ll just get beat up repeatedly during the trip. (via TRFJ) Read more »

Tomorrow I am heading off to the MVP Summit in Redmond and will be gone for the rest of the week.  I will still try to find time to post some interesting stuff but it may be spotty.  Bill and Jeff are going to step in […] Read more »

Tracy from The Student Tablet PC is doing a great job posting screen shots of real life note taking with some discussion about how she’s accomplishing it.  If you’re a student or have a student and are on the fence concerning the utility of a Tablet […] Read more »

Robert posted a link to this thread on the tabletpcbuzz forums detailing why owners of the X41T may be hearing a lot of clicking from their hard disks.  Apparently some of the Hitachi drives that were used have defective caches.  So far, everyone on the thread […] Read more »

I get a lot of email and IMs from friends and readers asking which applications I use and recommend to others.  In the course of a normal day I tend to use a lot of programs depending on the task at hand so my list is […] Read more »

Verso Technologies recently announced the first carrier grade Skype filtering technology.  This filter can also block P2P messaging, streaming media and instant messaging.  This filtering is done at the carrier level so filtered communications can be blocked at the provider level. “This is a first of […] Read more »

Owen Braun of the OneNote development team is now blogging about the next version of OneNote.  His post A squadron of notebooks details the thought process used for adding multiple notebooks to OneNote and how they envision people might use them. Read more »

Tech S2 has launched CaseScribe for healthcare professionals that offers wireless dictation and transcription via Windows Mobile handhelds.  The service uses ScanSoft’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking to capture the dictation on Windows Mobile devices with wireless Internet access. The dictated information is uploaded to the application server where […] Read more »

Power has just come back on and I must say it’s been an emotional roller coaster having come from what was projected to hit us to what we actually experienced.  We have received virtually no rain except a few sprinkles, the wind is still occasionally gusting […] Read more »

Rob Bushway has done what many Tablet owners fear– spilled coffee over his new Motion LE1600 Tablet PC, rendering it fully caffeinated but inoperable.  He’s going to return it to Motion for repair but will be attending the MVP Summit next week sans Tablet PC.  As […] Read more »

Rita has moved inland. We all went to bed last night at 11 pm and all was well. We were awakened this morning at 5:20 am when the power loss alarm went off in the house.  No TV stations are live on the portable TV. EVDO […] Read more »

The latest update by those who track hurricanes has moved the projected path of Hurricane Rita even further to the east.  This means my house is no longer in the predicted path of the eye of the storm.  We are now expecting roughly 80 mph winds […] Read more »

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