AMD Reveals Phenom Model Numbers - AMD’s latest roadmap reveals the company’s model numbers for the performance and mainstream Phenom X4 and X2 processors. Despite AMD issuing model numbers, the clock speeds are still ballpark figures and not yet set in stone. AMD has two Phenom X4 and three X2 models planned. Three of the models are set for a Q4’2007 launch. Dailytech.

Microsoft Announces Second Beta of Visual Studio 2008. Also announced: The last version of the Silverlight rich media software code before the final version ships. PC World.

The brand new $113 Toshiba HD-DVD Player? (kinda) Sure, Blu-ray had lots of good news this week. But the HD DVD camp has been answering the trend with prices that are putting HD DVD players close to what many of us would consider an affordable and, as a result, reasonable HD solution. TG Daily.

Microsoft on Mac gains: Apple's not even close: At a conference of analysts and reporters yesterday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and chief operating office Kevin Turner took pains to point out that their operating system is still far and away the biggest in the world. Salon.

"The Simpsons Movie" Earns Big D'oh! "The Simpsons Movie" turned doughnuts into dollars over the weekend, raking in $71.9 million to debut as the top movie this week. Forbes.