Archive for November 20, 2007

AMD Unveils “Spider” Platform

Posted: November 20, 2007 in Tech

AMD unveiled its new platform codenamed “Spider”, with the first true quad-core processor supporting scalable graphics for The Ultimate Visual Experience.

The AMD Spider platform combines the introduction of AMD Phenom quad-core processors, ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series graphics processors with Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support, AMD 7-Series chipsets with CrossFireX and AMD OverDrive software.

Amazon To Unveil E-Book Reader Kindle

Posted: November 20, 2007 in Tech

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos will be releasing the Amazon Kindle (named to evoke the crackling ignition of knowledge) this week, an electronic device that he hopes will leapfrog over previous attempts at e-readers and become the turning point in a transformation toward Book 2.0.

Though the Kindle is at heart a reading machine made by a bookseller-and works most impressively when you are buying a book or reading it-it is also something more: a perpetually connected Internet device. A few twitches of the fingers and that zoned-in connection between your mind and an author’s machinations can be interrupted-or enhanced-by an avalanche of data. Therein lies the disruptive nature of the Amazon Kindle. It’s the first “always-on” book.

Dell Inc. buys Everdream Corp.

Posted: November 20, 2007 in Tech

Dell Inc. said it has agreed to buy Everdream Corp., a privately held provider of software services for remote management of personal computers.  The Everdream acquisition allows Dell to extend remote management of critical information technology assets from servers, storage devices and printers to desktops, notebooks and other devices.

Dell said Everdream’s capabilities complement those of SilverBack Technologies Inc., another privately held software company, which Dell agreed to buy in July. SilverBack develops software that monitors computers, servers and networks.