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Marc Orchant started it by posting the score he got on this Nerd test.  Then Greg Hughes continued it by posting his score from this "Digital IQ" (geek) test.  So I had to take both of the tests and got these scores: Now that I know […] Read more »

Chris Pirillo is going to be doing some live shows from the CES in Las Vegas and the first one starts in just a few minutes.  He will be talking about some neat stuff and interviewing key people in the consumer electronics industry so if you […] Read more »

Speculation about the often discussed Sony U750P UPC is ramping up again as the U has totally been removed from the SonyStyle US website.  The ultra-portable was there last week when I checked along with a lot of accessories available for purchase.  Today the U is […] Read more »

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Today’s Freeware of the Moment comes to us by way of Marc Orchant of The Office Weblog fame (among others), a never-ending fount of productivity-enhancing knowledge.  I am constantly wanting to do minor edits to images before posting them on jkOTR and the MS Paint program […] Read more »

Microsoft has released a beta version of their new AntiSpyware software and it is available for download at this link.  Paul Thurrot’s SuperSite for Windows has a detailed overview of this program and the technology used behind the scenes.  I installed AntiSpyware this morning and had […] Read more »

Toshiba has announced a new Tablet PC that is aimed at consumers who want a giant screen.  The Toshiba Satellite R15-S822 (who thinks up these model numbers?) is a convertible Tablet PC that has a full integrated keyboard for traditional laptop use with a screen that […] Read more »

jkOnTheRun is a tech blog so I try to avoid a lot of discussion about blogging since so many (millions?) other sites do enough of that but a recent event is serious enough that I want to give a warning to all bloggers and web site […] Read more »

Geekzone has reported on a new service from Microsoft available today that promises to provide downloadable video for PlaysForSure qualified devices.  The MSN Video Downloads service will offer a one-year premium membership for a flat fee of $19.95 that gets you access to all content on […] Read more »

A company I have never heard of from Singapore has announced a Tablet-like computer that runs Windows XP.  The Tronic Portable Multimedia Gadget (PMG) is an interesting device with an 8.4" screen and is intended to appeal to the PDA and PMC crowd.  I think Tronic […] Read more »

eweek is reporting that Skype is currently testing voicemail for expected roll-out in the first half of the year.  Skype has previously said that voicemail service would likely be a paid premium service.  An integrated voicemail solution would be perfect for Skype but there is a […] Read more »

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The Loox T70 is a great ultra-portable notebook with great specs and a small size built for travel.  According to Akihabara News Fujitsu has added a TV tuner to the diminutive notebook with full video recording capability.  Talk about a great idea for road warriors!  The […] Read more »

I/O Magic has been making portable storage devices for some time and today announced their latest HDD the GigaBank Elite 40.  The 1.8" 40 GB hard drive features a single-touch data backup function and is powered through the computer’s USB connection.  The USB cable stores inside […] Read more »

Cingular and Siemens announced today the availability of the Siemens SX66 Phone Edition for the Cingular wireless network.  The SX66 runs Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition and comes with Bluetooth and WiFi standard.  The QVGA screen slides up to reveal the keyboard that makes it easy […] Read more »

Induction Dynamics (sounds impressive) makes a sound system that is based on a combination of rare-earth and highly magnetic elements that was invented by the U.S. Navy twenty years ago.  How can it not sound good?  The SolidDrive turns solid walls into giant speakers so no […] Read more »

You know the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is big news when Good Morning America has a live segment from the trade show floor.  One of the first new gadgets they demonstrated for the television audience is the Fossil Wrist PDA, a Palm OS based watch […] Read more »

Todd Cochrane is the brain behind the Geek News Central blog, a nice site with tech news of the day.  He has been producing a Podcast two or three times a week and it is pretty good. Todd also recently became a paid blogger in the […] Read more »

According to NeoWin Bill Gates may unveil the upcoming Windows Mobile update codenamed Magneto at the CES this week in Las Vegas.  They have an exclusive look at Magneto on their web site and for me, the best news yet is updated versions of Pocket Word […] Read more »

The quality of the work exhibited by The Student Tablet PC is first rate and they have published an overview of MindManager by MindJet that is a must read for anyone curious about what this program and mind mapping can do for you.  By far the […] Read more »

I don’t know how I missed this review as I have been waiting and waiting for it but I guess the holidays got in the way and it just slipped by me.  PDA Buyers Guide is always on top with early reviews of units that are […] Read more »

I have been a champion of VGA Pocket PCs for a long time and always like to see good reviews of these devices.  PDA Buyers Guide has reviewed the Asus A730W with its 3.7" VGA screen, 128 MB RAM/ 48 MB ROM and integrated Bluetooth and […] Read more »

Smallware:  those little utilities that do one thing (maybe two) but do them very well.  They typically have no installation- just a EXE file that you put where you want and execute from there.  They are always free, always small and written to accomplish a specific […] Read more »

SBC will offer a set-top entertainment box in mid 2005 that brings Internet downloads, music and photos to the TV screen for subscribers.  The box will offer extended functionality to SBC’s high-speed internet customers and will enable recording and viewing TV shows, as well as accessing […] Read more »

Ultranote has a great article that compares the features and size of the OQO and Sony U ultra-portable computers.  There are a lot of photos which drives home how small these two jewels are.  The author also compares the two devices feature for feature which should […] Read more »

You are running Outlook and you exit the program.  Later you try to run Outlook again and nothing happens because Outlook has a nasty habit of not shutting down when you close the program.  It’s a real pain and you wish there was something that could […] Read more »

We are big coffee drinkers in our house, it is probably how we keep going on so little sleep.  :)  We go through a coffemaker about once a year since our water is so "heavy" the water pumps burn out so quickly.  We have tried just […] Read more »

Lockergnome has long been both a source of tremendous value and a thriving community for gnomies who crave tech.  I have been happily contributing to Lockergnome for some months now and really enjoy working with Chris Pirillo and the other LG folks.  Last week Lockergnome opened […] Read more »

I have to admit that I am clueless when it comes to HDTV and understanding all the options and choices that confront consumers who embark on the big screen purchase path.  There are so many choices, plasma, LCD, DLP, LCoS, what does it all mean?  Fortunately, […] Read more »

When it comes to notebook computers most people are in two camps- the "put everything in it so I can toss my desktop" camp or the "I want the thinnest and lightest notebook possible" camp.  The Samsung Q30 fits squarely in the latter category and is […] Read more »

MobileRead has a two part article that details the thought processes and actions the author used when converting from a Palm PDA to a Toshiba e405 Pocket PC.  The article is a good read for anyone considering a switch and will likely prevent a few hard […] Read more »

I get a lot of comments from laptop users who don’t use one of the best convenience features in Windows XP.  Microsoft has included Standby and Hibernate options in the Shutdown menu for quite some time but since early implementations did not work very well people […] Read more »

We head into the new year following a pretty good year in mobile tech with a lot of advancement in many areas.  The first of any year is a good time to reflect on things I would like to see happen in 2005 in the area […] Read more »

Most users are like me when it comes to always being on the lookout for good free programs for their Pocket PC or Palm OS PDA.  Two of the best web sites for keeping an eye out for these types of programs are FreewarePPC and FreewarePalm.  […] Read more »

Transform your PC monitor into a HDTV with the Sigma Bluebox HD II receiver.  FeaturesLow cost HDTV converterPlug & play (No software required)Portable size (easy to carry)Compatible with display devicesATSC support (1080p/i/720p/480p)NTSC support (analog TV)Digital audio support (SPDIF)Multi aspect ratio(16:9/4:3/letterbox)RGB or DVI-out port High color on […] Read more »

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year from me to you.  As you take the time to reflect back on the past year and look forward to the new, may you remember fondly those who have shown acts of kindness toward you, have […] Read more »

Laptop computers have been available with specs that can enable them to be desktop replacements for a couple of years now. Even casual gamers can pick up a notebook with components that will handle most video intensive games on the market today without having to resort […] Read more »

I would like to thank ABC News for naming me a Person of the Year.  That’s right, ABC News ran a segment a few minutes ago on the nightly news naming me, along with all the other bloggers in the world, as Person of the Year.  […] Read more »

The article I posted a few days ago about the Acecad DigiMemo digital writing tablet has sparked a lot of interest from people who cannot afford a Tablet PC.  Tony of EverNote, the company behind the riteMail program, says that later versions of riteMail (version 2.5.59 […] Read more »

Most web sites track a variety of statistics about the visitors that access the site and one of the most discussed statistics is browser share.  Firefox has taken the world by storm with like a bazillion downloads since version 1.0 was released.  A lot of discussion […] Read more »

I am going to start a new feature for jkOnTheRun called Freeware of the Moment (OK, I am fickle) and from time to time I will post a short item on a free utility or program that I feel is worth far more than the price.  […] Read more »

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