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How the tech industry is greening its data centers

The desire to be masters of their own energy domains has helped fast-track a growing community of self-generating – and increasingly green – data center power consumers.

Are comatose servers your next big IT headache?

Virtual machine sprawl might be costing your business tens of thousands of dollars. Here’s how you can find out – and what to do about it.

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Are mainframes the answer to IT's energy efficiency concerns?

Mainframes are an excellent way to meet the complex demands of achieving energy efficiency in an enterprise environment. Sometimes pressure to realize cost savings results in decisions based on short-term results, and energy...

Software mogul Tom Siebel funds AI, drone research to tackle energy crisis

The CRM founder will spend $10 million over five years to improve the smart grid

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A new tool for pricing used IT equipment

An electronics recycler has created an IT products database representing 9,000 manufacturers and 11 million equipment models. The products range from consumer to business equipment, such as network storage devices, routers, switches,...

Amazon CTO Vogels on competing with Microsoft in hybrid cloud, keeping partners and customers happy

Q&A with Amazon CTO Werner Vogels discussing Amazon Web Services

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Endless: A computer the rest of the world can afford

Designed for developing economies, the Endless computer (which runs Linux) aims to deliver affordable and useful computing

Facebook to use all renewable energy in its next data center

It will invest at least $500 million in a 110-acre site in Texas

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Curb: Home power monitoring comes of age

I just received my electricity bill and, to my annoyance (and horror) the bill is just over $100 more than the previous month! I have mostly LED lighting and lots of home automation controlling everything possible and I seem to...

Microsoft predicts China's air pollution with data analysis

The company has launched an air quality mobile app for users in China

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Home heating provided by cloud servers is now a reality

Data furnaces heat homes with dispersed cloud servers. The first eRadiators are getting installed now.

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Energy servers bring eco fuel cells to Comcast, IKEA buildings

Machines that convert the chemical energy from fuels into electrical power through a chemical reaction are gaining favor over the grid.

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Solar power road surface actually works

A Dutch solar power-generating road is making more electricity than expected.

To push electric cars, Seoul rolls out portable chargers with RFID

The chargers allow drivers to juice up their batteries at residential parking lots rather than dedicated stations

Apple focuses on making supply chain in China more green

Apple has previously faced accusations of failing to monitor the environmental conditions at its suppliers

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How Apple has made me feel really happy and really guilty at the same time

I hate having to stop using a piece of equipment because of designed-in obsolescence but, sometimes, there’s no choice even though it makes me feel guilty.

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A better way to store solar power for data centers

Pumped-storage hydroelectricity systems could become the 'world's biggest batteries,' and have implications for power-hungry data centers.

Ideovitra seeks to slay PC power vampires with SensyBee smart switch

Sitting between a PC and a wall outlet, SensyBee can turn a PC off completely, potentially saving up to 50W

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