Cloud Computing

Apple gifts Greek users a free month of iCloud after financial squeeze

Due to the financial crisis in Greece, users can't make online payments at the moment, so Apple has decided to give iCloud subscribers a month's leeway for keeping their extra storage.

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Find your twin with Microsoft’s Twin or Not facial comparison software

A new project that makes use of Microsoft's cloud computing capabilities compares the portraits of two people and spits out a "twin score." The closer in appearance, the higher the percentage.

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HP is dead; long live Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

Well, it's official. As of November 1, HP will be shedding half of its enterprise operations and splitting into two entirely separate companies to adapt to a shifting marketplace: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

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IBM’s silicon photonics technology could propel data centers into the future

IBM announced on May 12 that they have designed and tested a fully integrated wavelength multiplexed photonics chip. Data centers will be able to provide larger data rates and bandwidth in the future through this technology.

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Google’s Nearline cloud storage will house all your unloved data for when you need it

Google's Nearline is cheap storage for infrequently accessed data. If you've got a huge stack of photos from five years ago, documents from your college days, or other data that you don't use everyday, you may want it.

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Heating your home with cloud servers could be bigger in Germany than David Hasselhoff

A German cloud service supplier has developed an intelligent way to use excess heat produced by servers as an alternative energy source.

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Larry Ellison steps down from CEO position at Oracle

One of the long-standing CEO's from the early days of Silicon Valley, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is shifting from the CEO position to a role that will bring his focus on the development of new technology.

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Best of the cloud: 7 top cloud storage services compared

Choose the ideal cloud storage service for you to back up and share your documents, music, and photos with our comprehensive guide.

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SteamOS and Steam Box: Streaming Towards The Future

Valve's SteamOS and Steam Box have made big splashes in the gaming community, but their streaming features hint at the future of computing for everyone - not just gamers. The computer of tomorrow may not be a PC of all, but rather a server designed to host an…

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Do everything in your browser with these 25 awesome webapps

Why download and install a bunch of desktop software when you can get the same things done with webapps? We've rounded up 25 of the best ones on the Internet so that you'll never have to leave the comfortable confines of your browser ever again!

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Microsoft investing $678M into massive ‘Project Mountain’ data center in Iowa

Microsoft's investing time and effort into its West Des Moines, Iowa, office. The office, known as the "Project Mountain” data center," is responsible for Microsoft's cloud and online services and will see a substantial $678 million boost.

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Dell’s sub-$100 Project Ophelia USB-sized PC ships this summer

Dell's Android-based mini-PC Project Ophelia turns every screen with a HDMI socket into a computer. It'll be rolling out to developers in July, then to consumers later this summer.

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Adobe shows off Lightroom-like photo editing on iPad 2, foreshadowing what’s to come

Could pro-level photo editing from Adobe be coming soon to a tablet near you? Adobe gives a glimpse of a Lightroom-like prototype running on an iPad during an episode of The Grid, and talks about challenges remaining.

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CIA reportedly makes $600M deal with Amazon to build cloud computing system

Amazon and the CIA may have worked out a now not-so-secret $600 million deal that will have the e-commerce company building a private cloud for the agency within the next ten years.

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Weather advisory: Google Reader proves that cloud apps can just … blow away

The shows we watch, the tools we use to work, and the services we use to stay in touch with each other could disappear at any time now that we’re hooked on cloud computing. Whoops.

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