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Hands-on with the Dell Streak

The Dell Streak hit my desk today. Only for half an hour, and even that required actual weaponry to be deployed against our comrades on CNET UK while we held the thing hostage.

June 8, 2010 by First Take


Dell take on Kace

Despite some initial scepticism we were mightily impressed by the Kace K1000 systems management appliance when we reviewed it back in August last year.The reason for the scepticism was a reluctance to see system management tools as an obvious candidate for hosting on an appliance.

May 25, 2010 by First Take


PhoneTell: Android gets a search enhanced dialler.

One of the advantages of Android is just how many (and how much) of the phone's built-in tools can be customised by third-party applications. Online directory service PhoneTell has taken advantage of this to embed its service into the Android dialler.

May 24, 2010 by First Take


Watching you, watching me

Network webcams or IP cameras make it possible for home users and small businesses to build CCTV systems without breaking the bank. Unfortunately configuring and managing IP cameras isn’t easy.

May 18, 2010 by First Take

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Take your Wi-Fi with you

Swedish company Anyfi Networks has just announced a novel technology that could change the way Wi-Fi roaming via public hotspots works, potentially giving ISPs global reach and freeing users from expensive roaming charges.Anyfi.

May 17, 2010 by First Take


Toshiba's three new Satellite Pro notebooks

Toshiba has announced three new Satellite Pro notebooks, all to become available in June.The three models span the business mobile and desktop replacement segments, and they are designed to offer powerful working solutions at prices which won’t break the bank.

May 12, 2010 by First Take


Sony's new VAIO P

Almost a year ago to the day I wrote a blog piece about the Sony Vaio P.The P was very exciting.

May 10, 2010 by First Take


Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 2

Microsoft promised to put out new previews of the IE 9 rendering engine every 8 weeks; just over seven weeks after the first preview there’s a new version with two new APIs, various improvements to SVG, a better Acid 3 score and generally improved performance.

May 6, 2010 by First Take