Bill Gates quick statements on Tablet and Ultra-Mobile PC’s

Just came across this interview that was done during CES with Bill Gates by John Takahashi on his Tech Talk Blog, and noted with interest this excerpt relative to Tablet / UMPC’s: Q:  It seemed like there were a lot of interesting PC advances to talk about. A:  There is a lot of meat on […]

Our two most popular InkShows

Last week, we celebrated the 100,000th InkShow download. We ran a little contest to see if folks could guess our two most popular InkShows. We had a lot of correct guesses for the most popular one, but absolutely none for the second most popular. It is interesting that our two most popular InkShows represent two […]

Rightly placed consternation on Vista and Movie Maker

You don’t see a lot of disagreement between the Team GBM members, but I have to respectfully disagree with both Warner and Dennis on this Vista / Movie Maker issue. Steve, from, makes a compelling argument and, in my book, he is right on. For quite some time, we’ve known that  UMPCs running the […]

Is Google Plotting an e-Book Coup?

The Times of London is reporting that Google may be working to change the e-Book scene. According to the report: The internet search giant is working on a system that would allow readers to download entire books to their computers in a format that they could read on screen or on mobile devices such as […]

OnTheRun With Tablet PCs #34 Podcast Is Live

Those Tablet PC Podcaster Guys, James Kendrick and Marc Orchant, are podcasting again, and in show #34, they give roundup their thoughts about the recently concluded CES. In the show they give a shout out to my UMPC only travel adventures. James also talks about UMPCs in an interesting context. UMPCs aren’t limited devices, but […]

Origami Experience InkShow on an Asus R2H Ultra Mobile PC

  While we were all standing around the Tablet PC meetup in Vegas, we got to see the new Origami Experience for Windows Vista.  We were also given a copy of the program to try out, and of course I had to ask if we could do an InkShow on it…  as you can see, […]

Misplaced Consternation On Vista and Heavy Graphics Apps

Oh, my. How quickly we forget. As we get closer to the Vista consumer release (the clock is ticking) and more and more folks who have already gotten their hands on Vista begin experimenting, there seems to be a growing consternation that some of the first generation of the Ultra-Mobile PCs, and some of the […]

EverNote 2.0, EverNote Portable beta available

EverNote is continuing to make improvements to its Tablet PC notetaking application, this time adding textual / handwritten notes search inside of scanned images for EverNote 2.0 and by introducing a new product EverNote Portable. I’ve had this on my radar for a couple of weeks, but it wasn’t until I saw our good friend […] takes a look at the OQO Model 02 Tablet PC

For an insiders look at the new OQO Model 02 Tablet PC / Ultra-Mobile PC, watch this video from OQO where’s Irina Sluttsky an Eddie Codel meet up with Nick Merz, director of design and a founder of OQO. As I’ve stated before, OQO knocked this one out of the park in terms of […]

Your Very Own Pizza Hut Tablet PC

This is just a silly read for a Sunday morning. How to build your own Tablet PC from your wife’s computer and a Pizza Hut box. Fun stuff.  

A M400 Tablet PC, Windows Vista and Tax Time

A lot of you know we’ve been running Windows Vista on our Tablet PC’s for a while at, and running programs on them can sometimes be a chore.  I have all the W-2’s needed for filing taxes this year so we planned to buy TurboTax again this year like we did last.  We bought […]

On The Road and Mobile Again Part VI: The Asus R2H Kit

I’m back on the road again this week for a two day auditon trip. Not a long trip, and not one where I”ll have time for much mobile computing. So for this trip, I’m leaving my Tablet PC behind and just taking the Asus R2H to use for any needs I have. They are really […]

I Think Hugo Ortega Is On The Verge of Tablet PC Gluttony

Hugo Ortega is running a big risk of some kind of Tablet PC overdose or something. He had a total of 12 Tablet PCs and UMPCs in his house (amazing). Just this week he took the title of Man of Many Tablet PCs away from Rob Bushway. And after performing the odious task of cleaning […]

Chill Pads and Other Cooling Solutions

In response to a reader’s question, Judie at Gear Diary takes a look at an accessory I have used for some time as a cooling solution for my Tohisba M200 Tablet PC and also now use, (though less frequently) with the Lenovo Thinkpad X60 Tablet PC. It’s the Targus Chill Pad. You can find them at […]

Carrypad Keeps the US700 UMPC News Coming

Remind me never to get into any kind of scavenger hunt contest with Steve at Carrypad. He has been tireless in tracking down infor on the US700 UMPC and come up with another link to more info and pictures. Check out Carrypad and check out the link to KIDC UMPC Blog for the info and more […]

Ready for Vista ReadyBoost?

Ed Bott has published an interesting article with some good info for those curious about Vista ReadyBoost. In the article he posts the requirements for a device being ReadyBoost compatible, and also for those interested in the behind the scenes, where you can find Vista’s reporting in the Event Viewer. Good info. Check it out […]

jkkmobile Video of Vista on an Asus R2H UMPC

This looks promising. jkkmobile has posted a video of Vista Ultimate on the Asus R2H UMPC. Also remember Josh Bancroft had done a video of this earlier. I’m looking forward to giving this a try myself when I have the time. Matt Faulkner and I are discussing doing a series of tests. One of us […]

Windows SideShow .NET Framework Components 1.0 (Beta) released

Are you a developer looking for that new mobile pc market opportunity? You might want to take a look at the Windows SideShow area. Windows Side Show devices are small PDA like devices that are attached to bags, Media Center remotes, laptop cases, in Windows Mobile Phone devices, etc, that provide snips of data from […]

A Big Milestone at!

When Dennis and I started GBM last March, one of the major things we wanted to do was produce quality Tablet PC / Ultra-Mobile PC video reviews that cover hardware, software, accessories, and interviews. We felt it was important to visually show what could be done with Tablet PC technology and how it could impact the […]