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Sony PM5 Bloggie HD video camera

Sony’s PM5 Bloggie HD video camera was unveiled at CES 2010 in Las Vegas. They’re Sony’s answer to Cisco’s popular Flip, and they could have been just another pocket video camera.

January 11, 2010 by First Take


140-character reference

You'd have thought there couldn't possibly be anything sufficiently complicated about typing 140-character messages to warrant writing a book about how to do it, but at least three people think you're wrong.Tim O'Reilly (http://twitter.

January 8, 2010 by First Take


Lenovo takes ThinkPads to the Edge

Lenovo has just announced a number of revisions to its ThinkPad range of business notebooks, plus a couple of interesting new departures from its traditional offerings. The company is also using AMD processors for the first time in the ThinkPad's long history.

January 5, 2010 by First Take



PsiXpdaEarlier this month I mentioned the PsiXpda in my personal blog. Now I have one and I’ve had the chance spend a little bit of time using it.

December 21, 2009 by First Take


Toshiba JournE Touch

Look around the room at any meeting these days and you see the back of a lot of laptop screens, with as many people catching up on email as taking notes or doing relevant research. We've even met managers who go around the room shutting laptops to kick off the meeting.

December 18, 2009 by First Take


Toshiba Satellite Pro T130

Toshiba Satellite Pro T130Toshiba’s Satellite T series of notebooks is all about CULV processing. There are two models in the range, the 13.

December 16, 2009 by First Take


Acer TravelMate Timeline 1820p

I’ve spent a couple of days with a European generic sample of Acer’s upcoming TravelMate Timeline 1820p, and I have to say I’m quite keen to get my hands on a final UK build.The notebook sports an 11.

December 15, 2009 by First Take


Windows Home Server Power Pack 3

It's been in beta since July 2009, but Microsoft has finally released the Power Pack 3 (PP3) service pack for its Windows Home Server (WHS) storage and backup operating system. This is an important and timely update as one its main features is the addition of full Windows 7 client integration.

December 4, 2009 by First Take


Acer Aspire One D250 with Android

Dual boot notebooks are nothing new. But getting Android into a netbook is new, and I was interested to see how Acer’s Aspire One D250 with Android coped.

December 3, 2009 by First Take


Samsung Omnia Pro B7610

When Microsoft announced Windows Mobile 6.5, the company said it was keen on expanding into consumer markets.

December 1, 2009 by First Take