PowerNap plan could save 75 percent of data center energy (Podcast)
Putting idle servers to sleep when they're not in use is part of University of Michigan researchers' plan to save up to 75 percent of the energy that power-hungry computer data centers consume.
Test trial to use computer servers to heat homes
An energy company is joining forces with a tech startup to harness computing power to heat homes in the Netherlands.
Alibaba opens US data center in new challenge to Amazon
Chinese online giant Alibaba will open a data center in Silicon Valley, it said Wednesday, challenging US rival Amazon in the field of cloud computing.
Cyber-attacks rising in Utah, likely due to NSA facility (Update)
(AP)—Utah state officials have seen what they describe as a sharp uptick in attempts to hack into state computers in the last two years, and they think it related to the NSA data center south of Salt Lake City.
What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage
No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?
$1B Switch data center near Reno will be world's biggest
The largest lithium battery factory in the world is getting a new neighbor at an industrial park east of Reno—the world's biggest data center.
At The Gadget Show: BlackBerry promotes security expertise
BlackBerry says it will use its expertise in secured messaging services to offer new ways for cars, home appliances and other devices to communicate with each other while keeping data secure and private.
NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014
Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year.
Protecting personal data in the cloud
IBM today announced it has patented the design for a data privacy engine that can more efficiently and affordably help businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds.
Google buys up Dutch wind energy for data center
Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18-turbine, 62-megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building.
Americans wary of snooping from government, advertisers
Americans are worried about being tracked—both by the government and by online marketers.
Women's pay remark trails Microsoft chief to the cloud
Even as Microsoft ramped up Internet "cloud" offerings for businesses, its chief continued to be dogged by a comment that women should not ask for pay raises.
Google's Schmidt fears spying could 'break' Internet
Google's Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday US online spying is a threat so dire it could wind up "breaking the Internet."
In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data (Update)
The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the ...