GBM InkShow: T-Mobile WebConnect Rocket

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T-Mobile recently began upgrading their mobile network to HSPA+, offering speeds up to 21Mbps. Of course, “up to” is such a relative term. Does their faster network really deliver? That’s a question I sought to answer in evaluating their WebConnect Rocket laptop stick, a.k.a. USB modem.

GBM InkShow: NASCAR Fanview and Android App

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I’m spending the day at Infineon Raceway in Somona, a short drive from my hometown of San Francisco. I’m working on a number of videos and articles about how NASCAR teams use technology, which I’ll share here and over at Notebooks.com in the coming days. Infineon Raceway, formerly known as Sears Point, is a very […]

GBM InkShow: The Motion F5V Slate Tablet PC

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Motion Computing’s F5V Slate Tablet PC makes me wish I had a larger bank account. This rugged Slate Tablet PC, with its distinctive handle, is a great mobile note taking tool and I could easily see myself using it in my theatre work. It’s rugged, conforming to MIL-STD-810G and IP-54 standards. Running Windows 7 Professional, […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin Takes on the iPad

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It had to happen sooner rather than later. My lovely wife Thomasin got a chance to check out the iPad briefly when we were with my Mom at the hospital. Now that things have settled down on that front, it was time for her to check it out for real and offer her first impressions. […]

The GBM iPad Series: Stall Surfing and the iPad

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I know some folks think I’m crude when I post and remind them that there is such a thing as Stall Surfing. You know, surfing the web while sitting on the throne. But the truth is, more people than are willing to admit do so. Smartphones made this practice, though still cloaked in subterfuge, even […]

The GBM iPad Series: Review and InkShow

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The iPad has been called all sorts of things in its short one week life and to a certain degree I find that most of the descriptors are correct no matter which direction a particular commentator or reviewer is aiming from. In a short preamble, after a stressful and very non-normal week I find that […]

MobileDemand xTablet T7000 in the Rain

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I decided to see what it’s like to use a MobileDemand xTablet T7000 in the rain and if it could in fact handle getting some water on it. I never have to work in the rain, but a lot of guys do have to brave storms to get their jobs done. The last thing they […]

GBM InkShow: Unboxing the iPad

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OK, after a quick conversation with the UPS driver, I got down to the obligatory  unboxing the iPad and here’s the video for your perusal. As you can see there’s not much in the box beyond the iPad, the charger and sync cable. I’m in the process now of syncing things up and will have […]

InkShow: Architect Designs World Class Buildings with Tablet PC

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I visited Yazdani Studios in Los Angeles for a tour and to see how architects are using Tablet PCs. Yazdani Studios designs beautiful buildings around the world, including concert halls, court houses and offices. Mehrdad Yazdani uses a Fujitsu Lifebook t4220 Tablet PC to sketch his ideas and work with his team no matter where […]

GBM InkShow: The Lenovo Thinkpad X100E (Video)

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This is nice surprise, at least for me. I’ve never considered myself to be in the market for a smaller netbook-sized Notebook, but I could see where this would be of value. Lenovo has created the ThinkPad X100E that features all of the Lenovo magic we’re accustomed to, in a much smaller package, and priced […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin Takes on the Lenovo IdeaPad S10T (Video)

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When it comes to Netbooks, I let my wife Thomasin give them a whirl to find out what she is thinking. You may or may not remember that she has used the original Asus EEE Netbook and continues to use an HP Mini 1100 in her daily chores, which include mostly email, some web browsing […]

GBM InkShow: New Convertible Classmate PC

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Intel’s Kapil Wadhera was kind enough to get on camera and walk me through the second generation convertible  Classmate PC. There are some significant improvements that will hopefully move more schools away from the clamshell Classmate PC and towards the convertible.  Having the inking and touch capabilities in the classroom makes a heck of a […]

InkShow: MobileDemand xTablet T7000 at the Shooting Range

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MobileDemand is just starting to ship the xTablet T7000 out to its customers and they were kind enough to send one over for us to torture. The first place I decided to beat up the xTablet T7000 was at the shooting range. Just to get this out of the way, we did NOT shoot the […]

The new Panasonic Toughbook C1: lighter, faster, tougher (VIDEO)

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Panasonic has refreshed their Toughbook Tablet PC line with the C1, which they claim is the world’s lightest 12.1″ convertible Tablet PC at 3.2 pounds, yet it remains tough enough to be called a “Toughbook”. On top of that, it packs an Intel Core i5 2.4GHz processor and optional multi-touch screen that works with gloved […]

GBM InkShow: HP Elitebook 2740p

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The HP Elitebook 2740p looks almost exactly the same as its predecessors, but its multi-touch display and faster processors will make a lot of people smile. I got a chance to take a look at the 2740p and shot a quick video of the new tablet. The Elitebook 2740p will ship with a choice of […]

GBM InkShow: Microsoft Surface Hands On….Lots of Hands On (video)

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I got to stop by the Microsoft Surface team’s office yesterday in Redmond. They gave us a very thorough explanation of how the Surface works and then we got to play with some applications, games and testing tools. I’ve seen Microsoft Surface demos several times at tech trade shows, but I haven’t had such an […]

GBM InkShow: Freescale Semiconductors

I talked to Glen Burchers Freescale Semiconductors to talk about eReaders, slate devices and smartbooks. The company’s investing big bucks in building reference designs to help OEMs bring small devices to market quickly. In this InkShow, Glen gives some insight into how products go from the drawing board to the consumer. GBM InkShows are sponsored […]