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Restaurants Need WiFi and Power
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Archive vs Hide on Gmail and Google Docs
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Burn Your Feed with FeedBurner: Blogging Tips #4
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Google TV Advertising Presentation
Derella admits that they may need to extrapolate from sources like Echostar to predict viewership on other types of TV delivery. According to Derella, Nielsen has a tough time providing accurate viewership numbers on smaller cable channels like Current TV.

The Sputnik Shock Wave, October 4, 1957
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Is spam so bad that we no longer care about legit e-mail?
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Suspended from Google for Over-Googling
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Flickr SafeSearch Settings
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Published: Fri, June 01, 2007
Technology | By Lena Tucker

Palm Foleo Use Cases that Make Sense

Palm announced the future launch of a new computer earlier this week called the Foleo Mobile Companion that's designed to pair with Treo phones for cellular Internet access while providing a large screen and keyboard for a laptop style on the road when you're away from your laptop.

Huh? That was the first impression Ben and I had when watching the announcement. When would someone be away from their laptop, yet carrying something like this around?

Here's the pitch: it turns on and off in an instant, like a Palm device, so you don't waste time waiting for it to boot or come out of hibernate mode. That might be an interesting pitch to Windows uses, but Mac users are already accustomed to opening the lid of their laptops for an instant-on experience.



As I thought about this more, I had a harder and harder time understanding when this product would be useful for business people who are already armed with a laptop and smartphone.

However, I did manage to think of plenty of other applications for this. And they all revolve around using this product as a stand-alone device rather than a companion to a Treo:

1. Courtesy Computers: Stick a few of these in your waiting area or boardroom for guests to check their email and surf the web on. They're considerably cheaper than a laptop, less virus prone, and surely use less energy than a full computer. What would be cooler in a doctor's office: a month old issue of InTouch or a computer you can use to surf to TheSuperficial?

2. RV Travelers: Older couples who've sold their home and hit the road aren't using their computers to run spreadsheets and create PowerPoints. It's all about surfing the web for destination information and keeping in touch with people via email. This does both. Perhaps they'd pair it with a Treo for surfing while cruising the Interstate highway system, but even without that they could hop on free WiFi connections at coffee shops and Panera Bread restaurants. It includes USB and SD card ports, so uploading photos to Flickr should be relatively easy.

3. Minivans: Hook up the kids with something to do while you're shuttling them between soccer, lacrosse, rowing, choir practice, and whatever else kids do these days. This would require someone in the car to have a web-connected cellular device. Apparently, the first launch of the Foleo won't support YouTube videos, which could be viewed as a feature by parents driving web surfing kids around.

4. Limos: I have friends who's laptops are so slow to boot, they'd never consider bothering using it during a limo ride. More limos are installing in-vehicle WiFi networks routing cellular Internet connections, making a Foleo a perfect choice for people interested in killing some time by checking headlines on the web.

Amazingly, the product has only been announced for two days, doesn't ship until later this summer, yet Amazon already has four accessories for sale for the Foleo.

Would you buy one? If yes, how do you expect to use it? 

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