NRDC slams slacker servers as huge waste of energy

... and proposes a standard metric to measure server CPU utilization and incentives to minimize the use of idling boxes. This metric, along with existing PUE scores, could help stop the bleeding. NRDC slams slacker servers as huge waste of energy or ...

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Reddit isn’t just for arguments about duck-sized horses — it’s a resource more journalists should pay attention to

Many journalists probably see Reddit as an internet sideshow filled with nerds discussing video games, but GM Erik Martin makes the point that it's also a great way to find people who care about the stories journalists are writing about, and that's a ...

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This Venn diagram shows which cities may get a gig (and why broadband competition matters)

Want to get a gigabit broadband connection? the latest report out from Gig.U shows you how it's done. This Venn diagram shows which cities may get a gig (and why broadband competition matters) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Co ...

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Hey VMware: You love OpenStack now, right? So why the smack talk?

VMware wants to ease "vSoup"-OpenStack coexistence. But as evidenced by CEO Pat Gelsinger's comments, it sure seems conflicted about it. Hey VMware: You love OpenStack now, right? So why the smack talk? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 20 ...

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about 9 hours ago
Retina revisited: Why LG says you hold your smartphone eight inches from your face

As QHD-resolution displays become more common, the question becomes when the increased resolution becomes indistinguishable. An LG engineer said it designs its displays to be used at 8-10 inches, which is closer than the 12-inch distance previously c ...

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Huawei exec: Tizen has no chance, Windows Phone success is difficult

Huawei has taken over the no. 3 smartphone sales spot in the world and has no plans to changes its strategy of using Google Android. Windows Phone hasn't been profitable for the company which also sees Samsung's Tizen play a lost cause. Huawei exec: ...

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Aether Cone speaker starts shipping with discounts for Rdio subscribers

San Francisco-based IoT startup Aether Things is now ready to ship its connected loudspeaker after initially delaying shipments in July. The Cone, as the speaker is called, is for now only available to paying subscribers of Rdio’s music service, but ...

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about 13 hours ago
Facebook shifts its algorithm to fight clickbait. Will it kill off Upworthy and Buzzfeed?

Facebook is going after clickbait with its new algorithm changes. That could have a profound impact on the traffic Buzzfeed, Upworthy and their lesser rivals see. Facebook shifts its algorithm to fight clickbait. Will it kill off Upworthy and Buzzfe ...

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about 15 hours ago
Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it

Just as it does for the code behind software, opening up the data behind news stories and other forms of journalism has a number of benefits, including the fact that it's easier to detect and fix errors -- and it's easier for others to expand and re- ...

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about 16 hours ago
T-Mobile’s entry-level smartphone plan gets a 2GB data option

As tinkers with its family plans to encourage prepaid customers to go postpaid, is tweaking its entry-level prepaid plan. The barebones $40 Simple Starter plan is a good deal for light data users, but its 500MB cap means it wasn’t an option for many. ...

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For $33 you can own India’s first Firefox OS phone

Mozilla is ready to tackle the phone market in India with its newest Firefox OS handset launching this week. The specs are meager for the $33 price and web-based software making it a tough sell against competing Androids that run native apps. For $3 ...

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