Samsung Q1EX UMPC Unearthed

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We met up with Shogmaster at the Tablet PC meetup tonight, and he showed us some photographs he took from the Samsung booth at CES on a new, but unannounced, UMPC from Samsung – the Samsung Q1EX. Oddly, they’ve done away with the keyboard from the Q1 Ultra, but added the following specs: Integrated GPS […]

CES 2009: Tablet and Touch Community Meetup at CntrStge a Big Hit

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Well, CES 2009 is beginning to wind down, especially now that the 2009 Tablet and Touch Community Meetup has ended. We had a great crowd at CntrStg with lots of great camaraderie, some fantastic giveaways, and some real fun. Some of the companies that provided giveaways included TechSmith, Otterbox, the developer of the iPhone/iPod Touch […]

Watch Tablet & Touch Meetup Live

You can participate in the Tablet & Touch Meetup by watching it below – from 3 pm PST to 6 pm PST – live from CntrStg in Las Vegas Update: The meetup is over and we had a great time. Thanks for joining us. Big kudos to CntrStg, Buzz Corps, HP, and the other sponsors […]

Windows 7 Beta Ready Again for Downloading

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After a big ballyhoo at CES 2009 about the public beta for Windows 7 being available this past Friday, and then seeing the servers crash and burn, forcing Microsoft to kill the links for a time, it looks like you can now get it from Microsoft TechNet. 32-bit and 64-bit versions are both available. Loren […]

Tablet and Touch Meetup – 3 PM, Watch the UStream

CES is winding down, but we still have one big event – The Tablet and Touch Meetup. We’ll be meeting at CntrStg, which you can RSVP for at the Facebook event page. Only those who have RSVP’d will be able to attend. Directions to CntrStg are on the Facebook page, too. However, everyone can join […]

CES 2009: Asus Concept Mobile Devices

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Asus has a pretty intriguing display of concept origami-like mobile devices   that look really interesting. But like all concepts under glass on a display floor at a large convention you don’t know if you looking at what’s to come, or eye candy. Especially since some of these are just models. I think these offer […]

CES 2009: Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 Mobile Scanner

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For those who need to do some scanning while on the road this may be worth taking a look at. The Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 Mobile color scanner isn’t the smallest scanner in the world, but for document clarity it looks pretty darn good while it weighs in at 3.1lbs. It will power off of your […]

CES Day 2 Wrap Up

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Day 2 was in some respects easier than Day 1 to cover. There is simple reason for that. There really isn’t that much big news to cover this year. The picture to the right shows something we saw a lot of in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center: empty spaces between booths. […]

CES 2009: Warner Wins a HP Mini-1000 at CntrStg

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Winning is always fun and this was sure fun. We’ve been enjoying the bandwidth, the food, the drink, the fellowship, and the fun at CntrStg, a great place for bloggers to get some work done, network, and see some great presentations. CntrStg is sponsored by HP, AMD, OtterBox, Boston Power, Eye-Fi, Big Skinny, skooba design, […]

CES 2009: Shifting Gears and Shifting Bags

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I’m carrying much less gear this year covering CES 2009 than I normally do and what I am carrying is much lighter than in previous years. So, I thought I’d switch from my big red Wegner bag to a smaller shoulder   bag. Makes sense right? Well, I thought so, but the proof is in […]

CES 2009: Psion Missing in Action

We’ve got one more day and we’re still looking, but so far, we’ve searched in every hall at the Convention Center at the Sands, and every hotel associated with CES 2009. But no Psion and no Netbooks. I’m just saying.   

CES 2009: Coming Soon Netbook Head to Head

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Tomorrow we’re going to be filming a video that pits the HP Mini 1000, the HP Mini 2140, the Samsung NC10, and the Lenovo S10 Netbooks head to head. We’re lucky to have all of these available to compare in one place at one time, (you’ll know just how lucky on the HP Mini 1000 […]

Warner Takes A Look At MSI Wind U120 Lighted Touchpad

In a market saturated with me-too products, OEMs are striving to set their products apart from the crowd. In this video, Warner checks out MSI’s latest attempt at differentiating themselves with a lighted touchpad. It’s an interesting concept, but is it really enough to get the MSI Wind noticed in the crowded netbook market? Decide […]

CES 2009: Visiting with Toshiba

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As a Tablet PC guy I have to say that it was disappointing that Toshiba wasn’t launching a new Tablet PC at CES 2009 this year. But then it makes sense when you think of the timing. I’m sure we’ll see something new from Toshiba around Windows 7 time with multi-touch. They did have the […]

New LG X120 Netbook

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First photos of the new LG X120 netbook. No specs yet, but it’s running Splashtop in a preboot environment. Click the image to view a higher res version, and follow the Continue Reading link below to view a close up of the keyboard. Specs: 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, 1.6GHz Atom processor, Windows XP, […]

Microsoft Puts a Hold on Windows 7 Public Beta

According to CNET Microsoft is postponing the release of the Windows 7 Public Beta for an undetermined time. Apparently this is due to the servers being slammed and not being able to keep up. "Due to very heavy traffic we’re seeing as a result of interest in the Windows 7 Beta, we are adding some […]

Hands On Video With Samsung’s Papryus E-Ink Device

Sierra did a great of unearthing Samsung’s Papryus E-Ink device. It has generated a lot of comments and interest from the community. Today, I spent some some hands-on time with the device and shot this video. It’s worth pointing out that Sierra happened across a black one, while the one I played with was green. […]

American Airlines Wi-Fi Announcement Coming Soon

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Want to go mobile in a whole new way? Over the past several months, American Airlines has been testing Wi-Fi on three routes. A rep from American Airlines is telling us in a meeting at CntrStg that they expect to make an announcement very soon regarding their tests, and when the rest of us might […]