Thursday, May 19, 2005

The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > State of the Art: A New Spin on a Palmtop (or Inside It)

The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > State of the Art: A New Spin on a Palmtop (or Inside It): "The most serious cause for pause, though, is the LifeDrive's unfortunate case of narcolepsy. To save power, the hard drive stops spinning between uses. That's fine. What's not so fine, however, is that it takes six seconds to spin up again and feed its data into the palmtop's memory so you can use it.
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According to PalmOne, these lockouts should disappear over time. Once you've used a program or feature for the first time, it remains in memory, so that it appears instantaneously thereafter."
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