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Panasonic opens smart town targeting zero-emission houses

Electric vehicles, solar panels and security cameras abound in the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

AT&T to pay $23.8 million to settle California dumping complaint

The company also agreed to implement environmental compliance measures over the next five years


Facebook gives its server racks a Tesla touch

It's using lithium-ion batteries, like those in electric cars, to replace lead-acid batteries for backup power

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White House sets 20% data center efficiency goal, but finds few takers

Without a carbon tax or anything that penalizes fossil fuel consumption, the federal government has little ability to influence how much energy a data center uses. But it's trying.

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How Big Data is helping to save the planet

With the help of HP's Vertica Analytics Platform, Conservation International is crunching data from images to monitor the biodiversity of tropical forests around the world.

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9 nightmare sci-fi virtual realities that are closer than you think

Emerging technologies in virtual and artificial reality blur the line between science and fiction

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China's toxic e-waste capital is cleaning up its act

Guiyu, sometimes called the world's most poisonous town, is trying to clean itself up

Data centers are the new polluters

U.S. data centers use more electricity than they need, a new report finds, and IT managers are too cautious about managing power and businesses are unwilling to invest in energy conservation.

Apple bans two chemicals from product assembly after protests

Apple has found no widespread use of n-hexane and benzene at final assembly facilities for its products

5 veteran CIOs take stock of the changing tech sector

Long-timers reflect on all that’s evolved since they first assumed the CIO role at their companies.

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10 tech pros who push their downtime to the limits

As if IT leadership isn't challenging enough, some tech pros choose not to kick back when the day is done. Here's how flying a stunt plane or birthing a llama can make you a better leader.

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Whatever happened to Green IT?

Green initiatives have withered, but IT execs who think green can still make a difference.

America's 6 top-paid CTOs

Bonuses and stock options help push some chief technology officers' salaries into the millions.

Dell to make line of PCs with recycled plastics

Dell is making a line of PCs using plastics obtained by expanding its recycling program.

15 tips for surviving -- and thriving -- as an IT contractor

Pundits are calling 2014 the year of the IT contractor. Here are 15 tips for setting up shop and making it stick.

Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide

Apple is offering to recycle its products for free worldwide, and has included even third-party products like mobile phones and PCs in the program in some countries.

20 tortures developers love to hate

From switching frameworks to turning 23 years old, developers suffer mightily in hopes of the momentary rush that comes from a beautiful algorithm in a few lines of code

US school offers first-of-a-kind graduate degree in data center engineering

Plenty of people have engineering degrees but not many have one specific to data centers. A university in Dallas is offering what it says will be a first-of-its-kind graduate degree in data center engineering.

HP envisions the holistic data center

Hewlett-Packard has launched a set of services designed to help organizations manage their data centers more efficiently, using the principles of DCIM (data center infrastructure management).

10 trends in IT spending for 2014

After years of maintenance-only spending, IT leaders are ready to invest. Find out which technologies -- and which IT professionals -- are pulling down the dough.

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