Wolfram|Alpha is launching tonight. It looks to be another step forward in Search. Billed by Wolfram as the “computational knowledge engine” the reviews so far are good. You can watch a powerful screencast showing the power of Alpha here.
The launch does not mean Alpha is a Google killer as many have written, but rather a step forward in our ability to tap vast amounts of data in new ways. I’m looking forward to utilizing the power of Alpha.
With a bit of hype and fanfare Amazon.com launched a bigger Kindle DX today. The new ebook reader has a price point of $500 and supports native PDF files and bigger screen that rotates. Cool. The announcement however is not showing up at CNN.com or the NYTimes websites. Digg had it posted 1.5 hours ago.