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Cutting the (power) cord

This question always pops into my head whenever I am roaming an airport desperately seeking a place to recharge my notebook computer and other gadgets: why is it that I can get all sorts of network "juice" via wireless means, while I have to rely on some cord to keep these darn things running?

May 11, 2011 by

Asus UL30A on O2 mobile broadband

The penchant for network operators to offer notebooks with integrated mobile broadband on a contract does not seem to be abating. O2 currently has several options on offer including the Asus UL30A notebook which is available for £39.

June 29, 2010

Dell moves to the mobile beat

As the PC maker heads into smartphones and more deeply into IT services, CEO Michael Dell talks about what businesses want from a notebook and the importance of the network

October 22, 2009 by

Bluetooth USB Nano Dongle

I have a very strong preference for Bluetooth mice on my netbook and notebook systems. Unfortunately, a couple of them don't have bluetooth adapters - most significantly the HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez, which is becoming my current favorite, and one of the HP 2133 Mini-Notes.

October 11, 2009 by

Hands-on: Pharos Traveler 137 is first T-Mobile USA 3G WM device

My very first Bluetooth GPS receiver came from Pharos and that baby performed like no other I have seen since then. I could throw the little "hockey puck" GPS receiver in the back seat and it would still get a solid strong signal served up to my laptops and PDAs. Pharos has been making a line of Pocket PC and now Windows Mobile devices with a GPS focus for a few years and I have tried a couple of them without being that impressed. I was just sent their latest device, the Pharos Traveler 137, to check out for a bit and was very interested in it because it is the first Windows Mobile-based device that supports T-Mobile's unique 1700 MHz 3.5G data network. After spending a few days with the device, I think it is one of the best Pharos models made and may be compelling for T-Mobile customers looking for a WM device.

June 12, 2009 by

LCD TV panel sales to grow 20.5% in 2009

The Information Network forecasts array processing equipment to decrease 41% in 2009 following an increase of 30% in 2008. Large-size TFT-LCD panel growth in 2009 will be buoyed by LCD TV and notebook sales. For 2009, 113.3 mln panels will be sold for LCD TVs, up 20.5% from 94.0 mln in 2008. Panels for notebooks [...]

February 24, 2009

Apple patent application for RF module

A recent patent application filed by Apple describes its vision for a new Personal Area Network (PAN) that would link RF modules in everything from clothes to accessories which would communicate with each other and connect to the Internet.The PAN would include both short range (WiFi and Bluetooth) and long range (GSM, EDGE, etc) communication "which would be able to communicate with and identify themselves to any other modules around and, potentially, piggyback their way onto the Internet.

October 23, 2008 by

Redfly Mobile Companion

The mini-notebook-like Redfly Mobile Companion is a £250 paperweight without a Windows Mobile device to provide it with computing power and connectivity. It can do nothing on its own, and that's its big problem.

August 29, 2008 by

T-Mobile 3G news heats up with HTC Dream and Samsung T919 rumors

The rumors that T-Mobile may launch a Google Android device in September seem more and more plausible now with the details that Engadget found in the latest FCC documents (PDF files). This FCC approval is for the rumored HTC Dream device. The operating system is not mentioned in the FCC documents so it is possible this device could be a Windows Mobile device too. Either way, it looks like this may be T-Mobile USA's first high end device that supports their 1700 MHz 3G network. The FCC documents reveal it has WiFi, Bluetooth, and T-Mobile 3G support.

August 18, 2008 by

Yoggie Firestick Pico

The Firestick Pro is an affordable and effective hardware firewall on a USB stick, designed to protect notebooks when connected to the internet outside the company network.

February 25, 2008 by

Yoggie Pico Pro

Yoggie’s Pico Pro offers a hassle-free approach to notebook security by running 13 security applications from a USB-stick-based Linux appliance.

October 9, 2007 by

Share OneNote notebooks online

OneNote has long had the ability to create shared notebooks but a newly released OneNote powertoy from Microsoft developer Dave Tse allows you to export a OneNote notebook as an interactive website. Even better, the project has been deposited at CodePlex for community input and enhancement. The exported notebook is, unfortunately, best viewed only in IE7 as the .MHT "single file" HTML format is not well supported by third-party browsers. The web export can be saved on a local drive, a network share, or a SharePoint server.

July 7, 2007 by

Will Sprint see the Treo 800w in 2007?

According to a Gizmodo Sprint source a new Palm Treo device may be coming to the Sprint network in the 4th quarter of 2007. This device, the Treo 800w, would be an upgrade to the existing Treo 700wx that Sprint currently has available with the two biggest changes being integrated WiFi (a first for a Palm Treo) and a 320x320 display (the first time this resolution has been rumored/seen on a Windows Mobile device). Other rumored specs make this device the ultimate Windows Mobile Professional device with Windows Mobile 6, EV-DO Rev. A support, GPS, 256MB flash ROM and 128 MB RAM, 1.3 megapixel camera, integrated Bluetooth, and a memory expansion slot. If the rumor is true, then this will be one sweet device.

June 11, 2007 by

MoGo Mouse BT

This handy Bluetooth mouse lives and recharges in your notebook's PC Card slot when not in use. However, its performance is erratic at times and it's also somewhat expensive.

February 20, 2007 by

3 NetConnect HSDPA ExpressCard

3's new mobile broadband card is almost a no-brainer: It sprints along on 3's current 3G network and will kick into overdrive following the 3.6Mbps HSDPA network overhaul, slips into notebook ExpessCard and PC Card slots and to top it off, has exceptional pricing plans.

November 23, 2006 by

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