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Microsoft testing submerged servers that operate under the waves

An ambitious Microsoft research project wants to put the datacentres of the future at the bottom of the ocean. Although the plan may sound odd at first, it would lower cost and increase the efficiency of the datacentre.

Cisco finds most companies now use over 1,000 cloud services

Cisco has found that the average company now uses over 1,000 services based in the cloud across all of its various operations and employees. Cisco has now launched a new tool to help IT administrators manage all these outside connections.

Microsoft 'genuinely sorry' for OneDrive storage backlash

Over a month after thousands of angry OneDrive users threatened to abandon Microsoft's ecosystem when the company made some far-reaching changes to OneDrive storage, the company has apologized and extended a life-line for people to retain their storage.

Loyal OneDrive users disbanding as unlimited storage ends

Microsoft has changed several of its OneDrive plans in major ways, reducing free allowances from 15GB to 5GB and ending unlimited storage because some people dared to take it at its word. Thousands of vocal and outraged users have already complained.

Oracle is back to using aggressive tactics again to sell cloud

Oracle is using the so-called nuclear option to sell its cloud products, even for businesses that don't need them or want them.

Plane records flight through mysterious antimatter thundercloud

In what sounds like a tale from the Bermuda Triangle, an atmospheric physicist, called Joseph Dwyer, was flying through a massive thunderstorm, when he suddenly found himself in the middle of a huge cloud of antimatter.

GoDaddy adopts cloud-based virtual private servers

GoDaddy is expanding its range of services after acquiring Media Temple, last year. The new services include different levels of managed virtual private servers and dedicated server instances.

Op-Ed: Firedrive takes the complication out of the cloud

Firedrive CEO Joseph Turner said in June, ”Users are increasingly conducting both personal and professional communications from their mobile devices."

Pinterest buys Spanish start-up Icebergs

Barcelona - Wednesday saw an announcement by the online bulletin-board service, Pinterest, that it was buying out the Spanish start-up Icebergs, a site specializing in letting creative people collaborate on projects by uploading video and other digital content.

Dropbox access blocked in China just four months after approval

Dropbox only recently gained approval to provide an online cloud storage solution to the Chinese market earlier this year. Since February early this year, Dropbox has been operating smoothly until yesterday.

Intel bets big on cloud, with stake in Cloudera

San Francisco - In a sign of the growing importance of the Internet "cloud," software group Cloudera said Monday it raised a whopping $900 million to expand its big data corporate services.

Cisco pushes into 'cloud' with $1 bn investment

New York - Cisco Systems announced plans Monday to invest $1 billion to step up its cloud computing with several global partners.The California-based equipment maker said the alliance would build "the world's largest global Intercloud," or a network of clouds to ...

Disney launches cloud movie service for mobile, online viewing

Walt Disney Co has launched Disney Movies Anywhere, a service for consumers to buy and watch Disney, Pixar and Marvel films online and store them in the cloud, in the latest bid by a Hollywood studio to encourage digital movie p...

Review: Light and shadows: Living under Adobe’s Creative Cloud

It was bound to happen: By pitching its products to professionals, it appears Adobe is abandoning individual users. But the individuals must realize that their choices have changed dramatically too

Op-Ed: Digital asset management heads to the cloud

As digital audiences and platforms expand in an ever-evolving market, content owners, agencies and advertisers find themselves struggling to manage, share and distribute assets.

Photo: Did Mother Nature just say 'F**K y'all'?

If there be God or maybe only "Mother Nature" looking down from Heaven beholding the ruination of this beautiful world furnished, what would the feeling be?

Gary Read heading to the cloud, changing sector with IT insights

San Francisco - How much has the cloud industry grown in the last two years alone? A new study discovered that workers are using 10 times more cloud apps than IT professionals project. Gary Read is one of the thousands trying to innovate the cloud.

U.S. Navy applying the cloud, seeks expertise from CALNET

Reston - Even the United States military is heading into the cloud. The announcement that the U.S. Navy would be seeking commercial cloud ideas was confirmed in 2011 when it made substantial cuts in its business IT spending.

Kim Dotcom: New file service MEGA up and running

Auckland - As promised, one year to the day after the raid on Megaupload and his mansion in Auckland, NZ, Kim Dotcom's ultimate new file hosting solution website MEGA is now up and running, giving you total privacy for your files.

Cloud storage the temporary fix until DNA computer data storage

Indianapolis - Computer files and storage have come a long way from the days of the old floppy disk to even the times of using a CD-rewritable. Whether it’s a high-tech enterprise or a small business, companies are turning to online file storage.

OpenDrive getting piece of $1.3 billion cloud storage market

Palo Alto - If there was one growing trend that came to fruition in 2012, it was that hard drives are starting to become become obsolete.

Volcano red alert issued on Chile-Argentina border (video)

Chilean authorities have issued a top level "red" alert as the Copahue volcano began spewing ash, bringing fears of an imminent eruption.

Video: Nicaragua volcano awakens spewing gas and ash

Chichigalpa - Showing ash and gas spewing out around 5 km into the air, the video of the San Cristobal volcano also shows the area being inundated with ash and volcanic dust.

Op-Ed: Google launches cloud storage service Drive

On Tuesday April 24, Google launched the Google Drive. A look into how it works, pricing, analysis and comparison between competitors.

With HP’s ePrint, new age of printing heads towards the clouds

HP is trying to change the way we will print in the near future. The printer is becoming a standalone gadget. Unfettered from the desktop, HP's ePrint technology allows you to email documents to be printed elsewhere.

Deadly South Dakota tornadoes caught on video by Storm Chasers

Bowdle - Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers were in South Dakota this weekend and filmed the major tornadoes that hit the mid-west states. Storm's spun from this weather band are responsible for the death of one child and destruction at hundreds of farms and homes.

UK air passengers face further disruptions due to volcanic ash

UK air passengers face further flight disruptions this weekend as volcanic ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano disrupts air space over parts of the UK and Europe.

Google acquires Picnik for photo editing in the 'cloud'

Google has today announced it will be acquiring one of the first online photo editing websites, Picnik, with likely plans to integrate the service into its Picasa service.

'Cloud Ship' is Favorite to Cut Global Warming

Scientists say that an armada of ships with huge funnels travelling the world's oceans are the best idea to cut global warming.

Sun to Offer Public Cloud Computing, an IBM Strategy?

Following on Amazon's offering, Sun Microsystems announced plans to offer free cloud computing services to the public. With a potential IBM acquisition of the company in the works, is this an IBM strategy?
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NASA image of antimatter being emitted from clouds
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An enormous cloud of hot gas is surrounding two merging spiral galaxies
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An enormous cloud of hot gas is surrounding two merging spiral galaxies
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