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Apple unveils $2B plans for Irish and Danish data centers

Apple is set to spend €1.7 billion ($1.93 billion) on two new European data centers, one in Ireland and one in Denmark.<p>The Galway and Jutland data …

Tim Cook

Apple spending $2 billion on two European data centers running on 100 percent renewable energy

Apple has announced plans worth €1.7 billion ($1.93 billion) to construct two new data centers in Europe. Each facility will be run using 100 percent renewable energy and will provide online services such as iTunes, iMessages, and Siri for Apple customers in Europe. The data centers are being built …

Renewable Energy

The FCC’s net neutrality proposal is awesome, but has a loophole

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has taken the unprecedented and awesome step of using Title II to ensure that the internet remains open and that ISPs cannot …

China, the Climate and the Fate of the Planet

As the sun rises in mid-july over andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., Secretary of State John Kerry climbs quickly – he’s positively …

The Black Entrepreneur Trying to End Startup Racism Is Almost Out of Cash

<b>Bill Cunningham is wearing the requisite hipster uniform</b> of thick black-framed glasses, a spring-tone plaid shirt and blue jeans. He’s sitting in a …

Johnnie Walker, Jose Cuervo and Other Men Behind the Booze

"I want it wall to wall with John Daniel's," says Al Pacino in <i>Scent of a Woman</i>, to which the hapless kid responds, "Don't you mean Jack Daniel's?" Cue the setup.<p><b>Click Here to See The Complete List of the Men Behind the Booze</b><p>"He may be Jack to you, son, but when you've known him as long as I have -- …

Al Pacino

Inhabitat's Week in Green: stadiums with modular housing, Tesla Model 3 and a tower of mushrooms

Soccer fans around the world are going through withdrawal now that the World Cup is over, and in Brazil, people are beginning to think about what should be done with the 12 stadiums that were built or renovated for the tournament. A pair of French architects has come up with a brilliant idea: …

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market.<p>As technology moves further into treatment …

Is California dreaming of a 6-way split-up?

Six times the fun?<p>Or six times the lawsuits, politicians, bureaucrats - and tax collectors?<p>The mind-boggling idea of splitting up California into a half dozen competing empires is now more than just fantasy - it's real politics.<p>Tim Draper, a wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist, already has …

A's looking into new park at same site

All the head-butting between Oakland politicos and the A's over the past few days has obscured the team's willingness to take a serious look at building a new ballpark on the site of the Coliseum complex.<p>The 10-year lease being haggled over by the two sides could be the first step toward that …

Dropbox: Condoleeza Rice appointment won't alter privacy pledge

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston sought to quell the uproar over the appointment of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the company's board of directors, saying in a blog post Friday that Rice's appointment won't change its stance on privacy.<p>"There's nothing more important to us than keeping …

Dog Sells For Nearly $2 Million In China [Report]

A property developer paid 12 million yuan ($1.9 million) for the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a "luxury pet" fair Tuesday in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the Qianjiang Evening News reported.<p>"They have lion's blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs," the dog's breeder Zhang …

China

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

Aviation

Project Tango’s 3D modeling shown off in video

Yesterday we found out about Google’s Project Tango, the smartphone that can sense the 3D world around it, and today we have a video of the 3D models it can make.<p>The video, obtained by <i>TechCrunch</i>, comes from Matterport, one of the startups Google gave an early prototype of Project Tango to before it …

3D Modeling

Campanja Raises $5M Series A, Led By Hoxton Ventures & DFJ Esprit, To Grow Its Online Ad Optimizer Tech

Online ad campaign optimization startup Campanja, which has developed a search engine marketing platform aimed at maximizing customers’ ad spend in real-time by adjusting for factors such as location, time, and seasonality, has beefed up its coffers — closing a $5 million Series A, led by Hoxton …

Leaked OEM licensing terms reveal Google’s strict level of control over its apps

Part of the magic behind Android is that it is open-source, meaning anyone can grab the OS and run with it, as we’ve seen with customized Android forks like Amazon’s Fire OS. There is no denying that Android is truly open and free at its heart, but critics attest that Android <i>“as we know it</i>” might …

Apps

Netflix experimenting with digital brain to recommend you movies

Netflix's movie recommendations are already eerily accurate, but they're still no match for an actual person who knows what you do and don't like. However, a developing style of computing may be able to change that by simulating a human brain across thousands of machines — and now Netflix has begun …

Microsoft Tweaking Xbox One Controller For 'Titanfall'

Microsoft, it would seem, is all in on Titanfall. Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming mech-shooter is, arguably, the centerpiece of the Xbox One’s first few months, and the company is making sure that the console is good and ready for it when it arrives. We’re meant to be getting a software update …

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

Internet of Things

YouTube Shows Top Tracks and Album Playlists When Searching for Music

While Google is rumored to be working on a YouTube music and video subscription service, it’s already developing its existing site to combat Spotify, Rdio and numerous other music streaming firms.<p>If you head over to the YouTube site and search for a recognized artist, you’ll notice a new section on …

PlayStation 4 beats out Xbox One as the best-selling console

In the battle for the best-selling console, Sony's<p>PlayStation 4has come out on top -- beating Microsoft'sXbox One-- for the month of January.<p>Research firm The NPD Group released new data on Thursday showing that hardware sales were up 17 percent to $241 million in January compared to the same time …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Apple’s Phil Schiller to testify once again in Samsung patent lawsuit, Forstall also a possibility

<b>Update:</b> Zdnet Korea reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung’s JK Shin met in the US last week ahead of the companies returning to court in San Jose next month. The unconfirmed, translated report appears to claims the executives were asked by the courts to reach an agreement by Feb. 19, but the …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Keystone opponents vow civil disobedience, vigils starting Monday

Environmentalists and other opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline are ramping up their opposition to the project following the release Friday of a largely favorable State Department report -- vowing to hold vigils, jump into the November elections and even perform acts of civil disobedience.<p>The …

The shale revolution: Texas’ export turnaround spreads to rest of U.S.

Rising exports are lifting the U.S. economy, and the feeling should be familiar. Texas has been riding an export wave for a decade.<p>This month, the …