Archive for September 18, 2008

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. announced that it has a new corporate brand campaign under a new tagline, “The Future is Fusion.” The new company brand and the campaign were designed to address marketplace directions that AMD identified through internal research, and by working closely with its strategic customers and partners who depend on AMD’s microprocessors to offer choice to consumers worldwide.

AMD said that the campaign is intended to focus on how the unique AMD combination of technologies, coupled with close relationships with computer manufacturers and a deep understanding of customer needs, results in next-generation capabilities and experiences at work, at home, and at play.

The company noted that the adoption of the “Fusion” brand and the accompanying global campaign, which is expected to run through the end of the year, are among several steps it is taking as part of a broader transformation designed to sharpen its focus around its core microprocessor and graphics technology businesses.

Canon announces EOS-5D Mark II

Posted: September 18, 2008 in Tech

Canon unveils 21-megapixel DSLR with HD video
Canon has shaken up the enthusiast-level digital SLR camera market with the release of the successor to the EOS 5D – Canon USA announced its new Canon EOS-5D Mark II digital SLR.

The Canon EOS 5D offers advanced photographers a lightweight, robust digital SLR that uses Canon’s superlative EF lenses without a conversion factor. Its full-frame 12.8 Megapixel CMOS sensor combines with Canon’s DIGIC II Image Processor, a high-precision 9-point AF system with 6 assist points, and “Picture Style” color control to deliver images of superior quality with enough resolution for any application. With its wide-angle capabilities, 2.5 inch LCD and magnesium-alloy body, the 5D is the perfect addition to the Digital EOS line.

Reports indicated that the first mobile phone to use Google’s Android mobile operating software will cost $199.

The phone, which features a slide-out keypad, is being manufactured by HTC and will be sold by T-Mobile’s USA unit, which plans to unveil the device at an event in New York on 23 September.

Nielsen Online reported that as per their research, as many as 2 million web users downloaded the recently launched Google Chrome web browser in the first week of its launch.

The report said that as many as 1.93 million people visited the Google “Thank You” page which is loaded when a web user downloads it.

Nielson said that this number represents around 1.4 percent of all internet users in the USA.

Adobe AIR 1.1 for Linux beta

Posted: September 18, 2008 in Tech

Adobe has now made available the beta of Adobe Air 1.1 for Linux. Adobe said that this release is a nearly feature complete version of Adobe AIR 1.1 for Linux. Adobe Air is also available on Windows and Apple Mac platforms.

Adobe added that they aim to streamline the development process and release future versions of Air on all three platforms simultaneously.