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In Napa quake, power surges led to PC damage

The 6.0 earthquake in Napa County, Calif. caused power surges that may have led to much of the damage to computers in homes and small businesses.

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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.

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Verizon to become solar-power leader in the U.S. telecom industry

Verizon this year is doubling the amount of sustainable energy by investing an additional $40 million in solar power plants in five states.

How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Production of lithium-ion batteries capable of storing solar or wind-generated electricity will need to ramp up before homes and businesses can truly go off the grid.

How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Production of lithium-ion batteries capable of storing solar or wind-generated electricity will need to ramp up before homes and businesses can truly go off the grid.

Solar power war between U.S. and Asia escalates

New tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Chinese imports of solar cells and (for the first time) Taiwan has infuriated some in the solar power industry who believe the steep taxes will adversely affect businesses and consumers.

IBM project aims to forecast and control Beijing's air pollution

China's nagging pollution problems could start to abate with the help of an IBM project that seeks to predict and control the air quality in Beijing, using new computing technologies.

VMware opens testing of next-gen vSphere to all

VMware is for the first time inviting anyone to beta test the next version of vSphere, the company's virtualization platform.

Tech breakthroughs may mean 'digital everything' by 2025

Forget carrying a smartphone in your pocket. In about 10 years, we're likely to have digitally connected cars, smart homes, and refrigerators and dishwashers that can think for themselves.

Fortune 100 companies saved $1.1B using renewable energy

Conservatively, 53 of the Fortune 100 companies using renewable energy for power found remarkable savings, study finds

Amazon customizes low-cost instances for remote desktops, databases

Amazon Web Service has launched a type of instance to reduce costs for hosted remote desktops and small databases that don't consistently use high levels of CPU power, but every now and then need better performance.

SolarCity plans world's largest solar panel plant in upstate N.Y.

SolarCity, headed by Elon Musk of Tesla fame, plans to build one of the world's largest solar panel production plants on 88 acres in upstate New York.

Mesosphere aims Twitter clustering tool at the enterprise

Apache Mesos, a software package for managing large compute clusters that's been credited with helping Twitter to kill its Fail Whale, is being primed for use in the enterprise.

EPA urges efficiency, many data centers still far from it

The White House plan to cut carbon dioxide pollution by 30% seeks to meet its goals, in part, through efficiency improvements. This could put further pressure on data centers to improve efficiency, many of which are powering servers...

The background on Apple's '103-degree data center'

Apple isn't disclosing details about its Maiden, N.C., data center operations, except at the 30,000-foot level, so it's unknown at exactly what temperatures it's operating. But it is possible to estimate a range.

Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide

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

Climate change could blunt tech's travel culture

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change summarizes the growing consequences of global warming -- rising sea levels and threats to health, food supplies, water resources and species.

Solar achieves price parity in Europe

Power generated through solar power now costs the same as conventionally generated electricity in three European countries, according to a new report.

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