18% of US Internet users had data stolen, survey finds
Some 18 percent of US Internet users have had important personal data such as bank account information stolen and the problem appears to be getting worse, a survey showed Monday.
Putting data centers on a low-energy diet
A holistic approach to data centers could result in millions of dollars of savings and a far smaller carbon footprint for the ever-expanding universe of information technology.
X-ray quasars, and a distance record
Quasars are thought to be galaxies whose bright nuclei contain massive black holes around which disks are actively accreting matter. The accretion process releases vast amounts of energy, often including a ...
When disaster strikes: Safeguarding networks
Disasters both natural and human-caused can damage or destroy data and communications networks. Several presentations at the 2014 OFC Conference and Exposition, being held March 9-13 in San Francisco, Calif., ...
Google invests $75 million in Iowa wind farm
Google is investing $75 million in an Iowa wind farm as part of its effort to encourage development of cleaner energy sources.
Testing cloud invention to prevent natural disaster outages
When a major weather event occurs, such as last year's deadly and destructive Super Storm Sandy, data network operators may have just a few hours or even less to protect critical communications systems before ...
Apple offering free recycling of all used products
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
NASA sees Typhoon Soulik's eye closed for 'renovations'
When a hurricane or typhoon's eye becomes filled with clouds, it can be a sign the storm is weakening, or that high clouds have moved over it, or its eyewall is being replaced. When NASA's Aqua satellite ...
Data centers can be cooled down in environmentally friendly, energy efficient ways
Data centers housing thousands of computers have enabled proliferation of new cloud-based services. One problem is their aggregate electricity consumption. Servers in data centers use electricity and generate ...
Yahoo chief apologizes for 'frustrating week'
Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer posted an apology late Friday for a "frustrating week" experienced by millions of its email service users.
If it's June it must be warm, wet and windy
(AP) -- Warm, wet and windy! That was June, depending on where you lived in the United States.
Online scams cost $485 mn in US in 2011: survey
Online scams including identity theft schemes, "advance fee" and "romance fraud" cost Americans some $485 million in 2011, a report prepared for the FBI said Thursday.
NASA satellites watch Tropical Storm Beryl
Tropical Storm Beryl formed off the Carolina coast on Friday, May 25 as "System 94L" and later that day became the second tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, before the season even started. Over ...
Popularity versus similarity: A balance that predicts network growth
(Phys.org)—Do you know who Michael Jackson or George Washington was? You most likely do: they are what we call "household names" because these individuals were so ubiquitous. But what about Giuseppe Tartini ...