Your Editor remembers, as a boy, reading Larry Niven's classic novel The Mote in God's Eye and marveling at, among other things, Niven's matter-of-fact description of a "pocket computer" with touch-screen and wireless comm link that could easily perform tasks that, at the time, could only be accomplished using something like a DEC PDP/11 (which took up a 6-foot rack and used a teletype machine as its primary interface). Like so many ideas from early Sci-Fi, however, the concept of the pocket computer is now more science than fiction:a company called Fit-PC has just announced a shirt-pocket device with more computing power than the netbook you're reading this on. Called the TrimSlice, it's decked out with a dual-core NVidia Tegra processor, a Gig of memory, 802.11n WiFi, 5.1 audio and HDMI/DVI video. The kicker: TrimSlice consumes just 3 Watts of power - less than the average digicam. Now that we've got this nailed -- how soon can I have a Transporter pad installed in my house?