My partner spotted one of these at the jQuery conference in Boston on Sunday. It's a cheap ($249.99 on Newegg.com) and adequately powered (2GB) tiny (2 lbs, 7") laptop. It's the perfect little buddy to take with you to conferences, off-site meetings or other events.
In the midst of AIM, Skype, Gmail Chat and heaven knows how many more competing instant messaging tools there are, Google's making moves to create one less program to keep track of. The company just released a feature that lets you chat with people using AIM from within Gmail. It's fully integrated with the Gmail Chat feature, so there's nothing to install. Click the triangle next to Set Status Here link, and choose Sign into AIM.