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I ran across an interesting article recently that I have been coming back to again and again, as the unique perspective the author shares with the reader really makes me think.  About thinking.  Dave Pollard has a web site, how to save the world, that he […] Read more »

Everybody has at least one of those tasks that makes you cringe every time you see it in your TODO list.  It may be that the task is not defined very well and you can’t get your head around what you need to do to get […] Read more »

Fujitsu Computer Systems unveiled a new notebook computer this week that is designed for the health care industry that has a 12.1" touchscreen display.  The new LifeBook B6000 is designed to make working with the interface much easier for doctors and nurses by providing a combination […] Read more »

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The Samsung Nexio XP30 is an innovative device in the handheld arena that has a beautiful 5" screen and runs on Windows CE .NET 4.2.  The XP30 is intended to be a web-browsing mobile workhorse and while a tad large it comes with a lot of […] Read more »

Samsung Electronics plans to begin production in August on hard drive replacements based on flash memory chips.  Flash memory based storage has a number of advantages over traditional hard drives, lower weight, lower power comsumption and higher data transfer rates being chief among them.  The only […] Read more »

Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT) has announced an embedded 802.11g radio for mobile devices.  The "world’s lowest power WiFi Radio" is aimed at handheld devices, multimedia cell phones and digital cameras. (press release) Read more »

Reliable source Rob Bushway reported recently a trusted source has claimed the existence of an Apple Tablet prototype and furthermore that he/she spent some hands-on time on the device.  Here’s what Rob’s source reported: …And it exists, honest, seen a prototype. Instant On,ASUS-Tatung whiteish looking, running […] Read more »

woot! has a great deal today for anyone looking for a good deal ($799.99) on a projector for watching movies at home.  These sell out fast so better hurry.  The InFocus ScreenPlay 4805 projects up to a 76" screen and has some great features: Condition: Recertified […] Read more »

Motion Computing has always produced great Tablet PCs of the highest quality and the recent announcement of the newest model of the Motion line was met with excitement given the specifications of the Tablet.  The LE1600 is quite simply a sweet Tablet PC and the good […] Read more »

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I first mentioned the Toshiba Libretto U100 a while back when Toshiba announced they were bringing the ultra-portable back in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their first notebook.  The Libretto was the first ultra-portable that provided a full notebook computer in a tiny form factor.  […] Read more »

Steve Jobs, speaking at the D: all things digital conference, said that the next version of iTunes will handle podcasts a la Doppler. Content providers will be able to register their content with the iTunes Music Store where users will be able to sign up to […] Read more »

Quite some time ago I tried to use MindManager on the Sony U ultra-portable computer and had some trouble that I thought was due to the touch screen on the Sony U.  MindManager has been totally Tablet-enabled and I was eager to give it a go […] Read more »

I have to admit I don’t write a lot about Palm PDAs which is more a function of not using them than thinking there is anything wrong with the Palm OS.  I used a Palm XV years ago and it was a solid performing PDA and […] Read more »

I have mentioned The Vermont Slate in the past which is the work of Mark Payton of the Vermont Academy.  They have a comprehensive program that is putting Tablet PCs in the hands of their students and more importantly giving them the skill sets needed to […] Read more »

When I first read about the Minox DM1 I asked myself if there is anything the little camera couldn’t do. I still can’t think of anything else I would want in a digital camera given everything Minox has crammed into the tiny gadget.  Take the 3.2 […] Read more »

From the Houston Chronicle on May 19, on posted results of the TAKS test, a state-mandated standards test that gauges how well children have learned the course material in every subject: Some of the biggest declines were in math and science, subjects failed by roughly a […] Read more »

Good buddy and co-host of techADDICTION Kevin Tofel was recently interviewed for a podcast in Philadelphia, Phillyfeed.  It’s a great interview and if you listen very carefully to the entire interview you will hear exactly how old I am.  Good job, Kevin! Read more »

The Tablet PC Show #9 – 21 May 2005 (45 min)MP3 – 16.2MB Eric Mack opened his brand new Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC yesterday and shared his experience on his blog with pictures and audio recordings that chronicled his delight during the process. One of […] Read more »

Pixoria has released a major new upgrade to the cool widget program Konfabulator. Version 2 has a new Java engine and new widgets that look even better if you can believe that. The upgrade is free to registered users of the older version and if you […] Read more »

I just ran across this cool camera hack that details how to get great color from your digital camera using coffee filters.  Here’s how to do it: Switch to manual focus Hold a small stack of three (or so) coffee filters in front of your lens; […] Read more »

CMR Fuel Cells, a Cambridge-based company, is claiming a major advance in fuel cell technology that could see laptop battery-sized fuel cells replacing current batteries soon.  The company is claiming the new fuel cell design is one-tenth the size of previous designs while lasting four times […] Read more »

Eric Mack opened his brand new Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC yesterday and shared his experience on his blog with pictures and audio recordings that chronicled his delight during the process.  One of his podcast clips even has yours truly as I Skyped him to see […] Read more »

I have a silly grin on my face as I have been watching, reading and listening to Eric Mack open his Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC and in a fashion typical for Eric he is blogging and podcasting the event.  Marc Orchant and I will hook […] Read more »

Totally off-topic but one of my very favorite foods is the lowly hamburger.  I could live on just hamburgers if left to my own devices.  I just found a blog all about the culinary delight, A Hamburger Today, and I will be visiting often.  Lots of […] Read more »

I have written about sharing monitors among different computers so the user can take a screen that is not being used at the moment and make it available to the active computer.  But what about keyboards and mice?  Synergy is a free (GPL) program that not […] Read more »

My beautiful wife Sheri and her friend SuZan have launched a new blog for women (although they tell me they will let men visit, too) called Celebrating Women…for the Real World.  Their blog is aimed at women looking for information (or commiseration) on dealing with situations […] Read more »

I have been so busy lately that a milestone passed without my saying anything about it.  jkOnTheRun passed the one year mark on May 10 and I totally overlooked it!  I have a lot of fun maintaining this blog and sharing my experiences and POVs about […] Read more »

After ranting about my difficulties activating my copy of Intuit QuickBooks 2003 I was contacted by an Intuit customer advocate (nice title) who not only personally made sure my program was properly activated and registered but also informed me they were sending me the latest version […] Read more »

The techADDICTION Show #009- 18th May 2005 (53min 48sec)MP3 – 18.5MB It’s been too long since the last show so Kevin and I decided to make it up to our loyal listeners with a bang-up great show! Windows Mobile 5.0 extravanganza followed by a special guest, […] Read more »

Improved recognition and advanced pen functionality attracts growing OEM customer list Sunnyvale, CA – May 18, 2005 – EverNote Corporation today announced the immediate commercial availability of ritePen 2.5 advanced handwriting recognition software that improves the core UI functionality and handwriting recognition on Windows-based pen computers. […] Read more »

Remember this rant I made when I got a new computer and couldn’t activate Microsoft Reader due to my "quota exceeded"?  Well, as you know I recently got a new Tablet PC. So what happened tonight? Here we go again (and every time I get a […] Read more »

I use Quickbooks Pro 2003 from Intuit to provide my business accounting needs and it has served me well for a few years.  There are newer versions of the software available but Quickbooks is pretty pricey and the version I have works perfectly for me so […] Read more »

Evan Koblentz has been researching PDAs for several years and has published a comprehensive and interesting look at The Evolution of the PDA.  Evan has covered it all from the very first attempts at PDAs from HP and Casio and has chronicled the history of the […] Read more »

Rumors have been swirling around the Inkernet for a few days with news about a new slate Tablet PC from Motion Computing.  I just received some accurate information direct from Motion containing the official press release and detailed specs on what looks to be a fine […] Read more »

RSS giant NewsGator has acquired FeedDemon in a move to consolidate the strengths of each company’s product into one complete package.  The news has surprised many but upon closer examination makes perfect sense from a corporate standpoint.  Chris Pirillo has a joint interview with the CEOs […] Read more »

What’s everyone using for cleaning your Tablet screen?  I am getting very smudged and constantly cleaning the screen and am wondering if someone has a great cleaning solution to recommend . Read more »

I have been a fan of MindManager and mind mapping for some time but I have to admit I am just scratching the surface finding new uses for the great tool.  MindManager is so stimulating for the creative process and is even more so when used […] Read more »

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