Skip to main content

New Fusion Media Explorer Social Media Sharing Tool…for AMD Only

New Fusion Media Explorer Social Media Sharing Tool...for AMD Only

Back in the day, one of the major points of things like the World Wide Web and (indeed) the Internet was to seamlessly bridge platform gaps between operating systems, applications, and even processors: no more would data have to live in walled gardens labeled NCR or IBM or DEC or (gasp) Motorola or Intel: systems could just connect to the Internet, exchange information using well-defined open standards, and users would never have to worry about what kind of chip or operating system they were using. Platforms would become a matter of personal choice, rather than a technical requirement for taking part in the Internet community.

AMD seems to have missed part of that memo: the company has just launched its new AMD Fusion Media Explorer, a new “3D immersive social media and digital media browser” that enables drag-and-drop uploads and downloads from Facebook and YouTube, along with an integrated Web browser and a local multimedia search so users can find and share their favorite images, music, and video with their friends and 50,000 closest social networking buddies. It’ll even tap into live TV if users have a TV tuner installed.

The catch? It only runs on AMD processors.

The goal of Fusion Media Explorer is to highlight multimedia capabilities of AMD chips and graphics solutions from AMD’s in-house graphics developer ATI, and show that AMD can deliver premier media experiences without breaking consumers’ pocketbooks. The application features a rotating 3D interface for selecting photos, music, or videos for uploading to Facebook or YouTube. The application can also locate and play back local multimedia files, connect to Web sites via a built-in Web browser, and pull up media and other items related to what a user is viewing or listening to in a related media bar.

Fusion Media Explorer works with Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as Linux: Windows XP is not supported. The version of Fusion Media Explorer available now should be considered a limited beta, and the company expects to have a more-stable public beta available in a few weeks. And, of course, the company isn’t saying whether they plan to release a version of the application that works on Intel processors.

Editors' Recommendations

Geoff Duncan
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Geoff Duncan writes, programs, edits, plays music, and delights in making software misbehave. He's probably the only member…
Best juicer deals: Nutribullet, Omega, Hamilton Beach and more

If you prefer to start your day with a morning juice, even the best blenders may not cut it in your kitchen. What you’ll need is a juicer, and adding one to your range of smart kitchen appliances can help you make your day healthier from the get-go. Juicers also offer a great way to save right now, as there are a lot of juicer deals taking place. They include the likes of popular brands such as Hamilton Beach, Omega, and Nutribullet. If any of this is unfamiliar territory to you, not to worry. We’ve put together all of the best juicer deals taking place right now, as well some information on how to pick the right juicer for your kitchen.
AI Cook 3-speed juicer — $40, was $90

If you’re new to juicing, a good place to start is with an entry-level juicer. This AI Cook 3-speed juicer is one of the more affordable options you can find that manages to stay away from undesired qualities such as “cheap” build quality. It’s well made, offers three different juicing speeds, and has a three-inch wide feed chute that can fit whole fruits and vegetables without the need for slicing or chopping. It’s easy to clean as well, and it includes a special brush to make the cleaning process faster.

Read more
Best humidifier deals: Full room and desktop sizes on sale
The Kyvol HD3 1.2-gallon humidifier sprays mist while on a coffee table.

Humidifiers add moisture to indoor air to alleviate dryness for both comfort and health. They also make a good way to grab some savings for your smart home. Even the best humidifiers get great deals, and whether it’s for the bedroom, the office, or any room in between, a humidifier is generally an affordable addition to the home. There are quite a few humidifier deals going on right now, and we’ve rounded up the best humidifier deals the internet has to offer.
Mainstays 1-gallon humidifier — $20, was $25

The Mainstays cool mist humidifier features a 1-gallon tank, and uses evaporative technology to add moisture to dry rooms. The tank is easy to remove for filling and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. The humidifier itself is equipped with a low tank indicator with auto shutoff, which helps save energy when the tank runs dry. This humidifier has there different speed settings that allow you to control its output.

Read more
Adding AI to Alexa is the brain transplant we’ve all been waiting for
The Amazon Echo Show 8 at the Devices Event 2023.

“Alexa, turn the kitchen to cooking mode," my wife innocently requests.

“What do you mean by cooking mode?” her digital tormentor needles.

Read more