Hey, Google! Give Americans This Too!

September 9, 2007

I was searching Google in Taiwan and came across this great feature:

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It’s a drop-down menu apparently showing the most popular search terms similar to the one being typed in livewith the number of requests!


Asus Eee: OK. Wait. What’d He Just Say?!!?

September 9, 2007

The lowdown on Asus’ Eee PC

Startup time is about 5 seconds and – get this – the battery life is a whopping 10 hours.

And in the Comments:

I got the specs from Asus themselves. I was told that, although the toss-up is between a 5GB and 10GB SSD, the latter is more likely at a £199 price point.

Yes, the battery life and startup time surprised me too – my previous blog post on this subject had also said 3 hours and 15 seconds. Of course, let’s see the final product first.

WTF?!!?

This sounds drastically different than anything described for sale in the US! It tops out at 4GB. 5GB or even 10GB would be bloody breathtaking…

Keep in mind, he’s talking about one priced in British Pounds currency. Right now, the U.S. dollar compared to the Pound is like what the Canadian dollar used to be to the American dollar…


What Was Your ROS*, Palm?

September 9, 2007

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It turns out Palm held a Sneak Peek invite-only of the Foleo on July 19th here in New York City. Somehow my invite got lost in the electron stream.

I bring this up now because I was Googling the number of write-ups that resulted from that shindig.

How many people attended, Palm?

I found two write-ups.

(*Return On Snubbing)


Big Balls. No Dick.

September 9, 2007

Oh look. All About Palm is gone.

Even though that weasel Michael Mace made a big deal of doing a Q&A with them and snubbing Palm Infocenter.

Where’s that Q&A now, Mace?

Big man.


Gone. And Forgotten.

September 9, 2007

Let this be a lesson.

Things change.


Asus Eee And Palm PDAs

September 9, 2007

Palm shakes hands with Linux — I came across this via PIC but I’d already seen something about the Asus Eee and thought combining the two in this post might be useful.

What’s interesting is that the Asus apparently comes with something to deal with Palms:

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I wonder what that does?


Asus Eee = Flybook = RSI

September 9, 2007

Palm Foleo dimensions:

10.55″ x 6.67″ x .94″

Asus Eee dimensions:

8.9″ x 6.5″ x 0.82″

Flybook dimensions:

9.3″ x 6.1″ x 1.2″

OK, have any of you seen a Flybook in person? I have.

And seeing the smaaaaaall keyboard, my reaction was: There’s no freakin way I can type on that!!

This might be the first take-along computer that people use an external keyboard with. And it will have to be a USB keyboard, because there ain’t no Bluetooth happening in the Eee!

Update/Addition:

Fujitsu LifeBook P1610 Notebook dimensions:

9.13″ x 6.57″ x 1.36″/1.46″

I wasn’t keen on its keyboard, either. JK uses it a lot, though.

Update/Addition:

As for that external USB keyboard. I got it months and months ago: Logitech Playstation USB mini-keyboard is perfect for UMPCs

Because it was discontinued and already hard to find back then!


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