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Amazon on Monday officially rolled out its Kindle e-book, which downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers via a wireless connection.The Kindle (view our Kindle unboxing gallery), which looks a lot less clunky in person than via pictures, features 90,000 books via the Kindle Store.
23andMe, a Web-based service that allows you to understand your DNA, officially launched Monday and for $999 you can order a saliva kit, send your genes to the company and then get a hosted account with all of your genetic information for analysis.23andMe said in a statement it is offering its services in the U.
When Hewlett-Packard reports its fiscal fourth quarter results Monday it'll be expected to deliver a dose of optimism about enterprise technology spending.After all, we know the bad news.
Notable headlines:Dan Farber: AMD lets Spider platform out for holiday seasonRobin Harris: Google's secret home-brew 10 gigE switchAdrian Kingsley-Hughes: Building a Windows Home Server - the easy way!Mary Jo Foley: Visual Studio 2008 to go gold.
With a fresh cash infusion of between $550 million and $700 million from Abu Dhabi's Mubdala Development, AMD is rolling out its “Spider Platform," which includes the new Phenom processors (desktop versions of the quad-core Barcelona), HD3800 series graphics (rolled out last week) and the new 790 chip set.
Paglo is taking the wraps off of what it claims is the first search engine for IT. The Paglo Crawler continuously indexes corporate networks to discover devices, networks and other IT assets as basis for search queries.
Steven Levy has a Newsweek cover story on Amazon's ebook reader, Kindle, which will debut tomorrow (Monday). No Pakistan, Iraq or climate change leading Newsweek this week.
Adi Shamir, professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and "S" in RSA, sent out a warning about a hypothetical scenario in which bugs in widely used processors could be exploited undetected by "sophisticated" intelligence agencies and lead to major security disasters.These bugs chips, which are becoming increasingly complex, would make RSA's public key encryption scheme vulnerable.