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Mobile Computing Ideas from Big Dennis

Big Dennis has been sort of the Appalachian Marco Polo.
His business keeps him on the road from Sunday nights through Friday's, yet he always manages to find his way back into the Appalachians.
He says the mountains get him "re-charged" so he can face another week on the road.

Probably so.

His column is updated every day or thereabouts, as he can e-mail us, so check back often for new contributions.


More Power, Captain

Next to reception, a cell phone's most critical component is talk time.

Manhattan Scientifics is testing a device called a micro-fuel cell that they say could replace cell phone batteries.

The company reports that prototypes can already power a cell phone for weeks.

Unfortunately, the new batteries won't be ready for prime time for a while.

In the meantime, if you're worried about your cell conking out while talking to Spielberg about a seven-figure deal, invest in a third-party super battery.

Some are bigger and boast more power, while others are slimmer and sexier.

Lithium Polymer batteries are 20 percent lighter and 50 percent slimmer than comparable-sized LiIon batteries.


Do you have some mobile computing advice to share or have a question?

You can Write to Dennis!.

Include your first initial and last name and put the word MOBILE in the subject.

I'll try to use your contribution in a future column.

(Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so publishing it will be delayed accordingly.)


If you have to travel like I do, then you KNOW what a pain computing on the road can be.
If your traveling is for pleasure and you plan to take a laptop, then you STILL know what a pain computing on the road can be.
Either way, I hope these ideas help.
Oh, if you get home before I do, please leave a light in the window and the latch-string out.

Big 'Un


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