July 1, 2006

MobileTechRoundup 53

Category: Podcast — admin @ 4:00 pm

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MoTR 53 is 31:45 minutes long and is a 29.1 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

General discussion on flash-based drives in UMPCs and notebooks. Samsung will offer one in Korea and Sony offers it in the UX90 series.
Hands on with the Vonage V-phone. Looks easy to use and sets you back $40, but what type of consumer needs this?
Listener VM from Manny: Can the SuperLink USB cable that came with the Samsung Q1 be used between any two computers? Here’s a link to a similar product.
10 things Kevin doesn’t like about the Samsung Q1. Here’s a quick rundown which leads into…
thoughts on screen resolutions and screen sizes for mobile devices.
Freeware of the show: Yahoo! Messenger for Mac OS.
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  1. Actually, small hard-drives produce very little heat. I un Chris Diefer’s I8kFan utility on my XPS Gen2. Among its many other features, I8kFan allows me to read all of the thermistors in a Dell laptop. Guess what’s always the coolest sub-system in mine. Yep, the HD.

    Comment by Scott Royall — July 1, 2006 @ 7:53 pm

  2. MobileTechRoundup Podcast #53

    This is a terrific podcast to listen to. This weeks "cast" is 31:45 minutes long and is a 29.1 MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel always have great things to say, and this one…

    Trackback by Mobility Site — July 2, 2006 @ 7:31 pm

  3. Hi guys,

    Great show as usual. On the subject of using Flash memory as a hard drive, I thought the was a limit to the number of write opperations you could do to flash memory? I can understand this not being a problem on memory cards, (I think the limit is pretty high) but on a memory disk used for an modern OS I would be worried that this could become a problem. Imagine how many time something like the swap file would be writen to!

    I have been using a very old Compaq Aero laptop for ages that I fitted with a 256mb CF card and CF to IDE converter insted of its Hard drive, it runs the Old DOS based Psion emulator, so I have Word Processing, Spreadsheets, DataBases and Calendar on a device that has a real size keyboard and screen, but with a battery life of over 8 hours. I like to think it’s the kind of device Psion would have ended up making if they had stayed in the market.



    Comment by David Keppler — July 5, 2006 @ 6:13 am

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