Data Centers Waste a Ridiculously Massive Amount of Energy

There is a lot of data out there, and more is being created every day. It takes a lot of resources to keep it around, and make sure that you and everyone else can access what they want, when they want, with minimal downtime. Naturally this takes a lot of energy, but the New York Times looked into exactly how much. » 9/23/12 1:00pm 9/23/12 1:00pm

Rumor: Apple Jumping Into the Cloud Soon With Streaming Media and…

It's clear that Apple's bound for the cloud, but as a company known for withholding features until they're just right, many questions remain. Boy Genius reports that a massive cloud push, including wireless syncing and streaming media, is coming soon. » 7/01/10 12:29pm 7/01/10 12:29pm

T-Mobile Lets Furious Sidekick Users Ditch Their Contracts for Free

T-Mobile's initial apologia to Sidekick users grieving their lost data was a joke. A month of free data service? To access what? Now they've manned up, giving affected customers something they might actually want: A way out of their contracts. » 10/12/09 11:54am 10/12/09 11:54am

The Cloud Is Your Furryoptics Best Friend, Strangely Turns Me On

MIT mobile experience lab's latest experiment is The Cloud, a pseudo-organic life form made of carbon glass that perceives humans using hundreds of sensors. It responds with sounds and light, using more than 15,000 individually-controlled optical hairs. That's 40 miles of fiber optics inside this 13-foot long furry.… » 6/21/08 7:34am 6/21/08 7:34am