Innovation promises to cut massive power use at big data companies in a flash
Big data needs big power. The server farms that undergird the Internet run on a vast tide of electricity. Even companies that have invested in upgrades to minimize their eco-footprint use tremendous amounts: ...
Bishops in Peru issue call to combat climate change
Catholic bishops from around the world issued an urgent call Saturday for greater action to combat global warming and reduce "climate injustice."
UN sustainable energy initiative could put world on a path to climate targets
The new study in Nature Climate Change shows that reaching the 3 energy-related objectives proposed by the United Nations in their Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, launched in 2011, would reduce emissions of gre ...
UN chief to help push for Lima climate draft deal
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heads to Lima next week to help spur action on climate change and clinch a draft deal on emissions reduction.
Panasonic steps up 3D camera tech for virtual world tours
French group pitches solar screen solution to stretch phone life
New research can save tropical forests
Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have investigated how much carbon the natural forests of Sri Lanka contain. The results are important for work to reduce deforestation of tropical countries, ...
AOL says to sell 800 patents to Microsoft for $1.0 bn
AOL announced plans to sell more than 800 patents to Microsoft in a $1.056 billion deal giving the struggling Internet pioneer a needed cash injection as it seeks to fend off pressure from shareholders.
Patents emerge as significant tech strategy
It seems not a week goes by these days without news of another patent battle or announcement: Microsoft reaching licensing agreements with various device manufacturers. Apple and various handset manufacturers filing suits ...
Microsoft may have found unlikely cash cow: Android
In the hunt for the next billion-dollar business, Microsoft Corp. may have discovered one in mobile software. It costs Microsoft nothing to produce and sell, and it's not Windows Phone.
Non-compete agreements create 'career detours'
Technology firms frequently require workers to sign non-compete agreements, which typically bar their employees from joining rival companies for one to two years. For firms, the agreements keep workers from ...
Kodak to license laser projection patents to Imax
(AP) -- Eastman Kodak Co. said Sunday that it will license thousands of patents to Imax in a deal that will supply the troubled photography company with millions of dollars.
Amazon teams with Fox ahead of tablet launch
Amazon is beefing up its movie and television catalog ahead of the expected launch of a tablet computer on Wednesday.