Amazon Silk Browser
What is Amazon Silk browser? Why Amazon named its new browser Silk? What is the difference of Amazon Silk from existing browsers? What is the technology behind Amazon Silk browser?
Amazon launched its latest web technology, the Amazon Silk browser, on September 28, 2011. The new web browser is reportedly powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon Silk browser will only be available on its latest released tablet, the Kindle Fire.
With the latest browser from Amazon, more questions came out rather than answers. A lot of browsers are already out and almost every month, a new version is being released. So one of the questions is that “Do we really need another one?”
According to Amazon, their Silk browser is not just like the typical browser that we already have. Amazon boasts of its powerful AWS infrastructure that helped solved the limitations the usual mobile browsers. Amazon Silk uses a split-architecture with browser subsystems contained on the Kindle Fire and the AWS cloud computing platform. The Amazon Silk goes beyond the limitations of the typical browser by utilizing the capabilities and interactivity of your mobile device and the immense computing power, memory, and network connectivity of the cloud.
Below is a YouTube video from Kindle that lets you learn more about the Amazon Silk browser, its features and advantages.
A day after Twitter was blocked by the Egyptian government, Facebook is reportedly inaccessible on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Twitter has confirmed on Tuesday, Jan 25, that its site was blocked by authorities due to anti-government unrest in Egypt, where thousands of demonstrators are protesting against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Two reports from Herdict.org, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, showed that www.facebook.com was not accessible in Egypt.
Thousands of demonstrators are seeking the ouster of President Mubarak.
Tumblr site si down for several hours now. When you try to access their website at http://tumblr.com you will get the following messsage:
We’ll be back shortly.
The long downtime of the
We’re working quickly to recover from an issue in one of our database clusters. We’re incredibly sorry for the inconvenience.
The long downtime has created speculations to website users that Tumblr may have been hacked or it may have been a victim of a virus attacked.
SYDNEY, Australia – American Ashley Kerekes, Twitter user behind @theashes, became an instant hit when she complained last Saturday, November 27, 2010 after her account was bombarded by messages about cricket, according to international news sites.The lady was so upset to receive a lot of tweets from a topic she doesn’t know. She even asked other twitter users about a wicket. Kerekas admitted that she is not even sure of who to support between Australia and England. She previously tweets only about knitting and updates on the “Glee” TV show.
On Monday, November 29, 2010 @theashes was offering a self-designed T-shirt worth $19.90 at www.spreadshirt.com, using her famous tweet “I am not a freaking cricket match!!” aiming to share the income to #gettheashestotheashes.
Kerekas tweeted, “I hope no one is offended by me making T-shirts.” The lady added that she might “probably make two cents a shirt” but she is “not trying to get rich, just have fun.”
Due to her instant popularity, the lady from Massachusetts was even offered a free flight by Qantas Airways from New York to Australia and sell her T-Shirts there.
The 22-year old Kerekas had about 300 followers before the Australia-England match, but in the morning of Monday her followers increased to 6,100. Her boyfriend was the one who started calling her “the ashes.” She registered the Twitter name @theashes in 2007.
Here are some of @theashes famous tweets:
- “I AM NOT A FREAKING CRICKET MATCH!!!”
- “what the hell is a wicket?”
- “This is not the account of the cricket match. Check profiles before you send mentions, it’s incredibly annoying and rude”