Robert Schmidt

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DeLorean widow sues for 'Back to the Future' payments

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean has alleged in a lawsuit that a Texas company illegally received money from the "Back to the Future" movies that used his iconic car.<p>The sleek, angular car with gull-wing doors known simply as "the DeLorean," was featured in the 1985 …

New Jersey

Google Cloud expands its bet on managed database services

Google announced a number of updates to its cloud-based database services today. For the most part, we’re not talking about any groundbreaking new products here, but all of these updates address specific pain points that enterprises suffer when they move to the cloud.<p>As Google Director of Product …

Thought Leadership

BMW’s iX3 is the company’s first normal-looking all-electric car

And it will be built in China<p>BMW kicked off this week’s Beijing Motor Show with two announcements today. The company unveiled a concept version of the forthcoming iX3 SUV, which is arguably going to be the company’s first serious effort at a mass-produced fully electric car meant for the global …

Electric Vehicles

Google Expands Cloud Connectivity Options for Enterprise Data Centers

Provides wider variety of connectivity partners, flexible onramp bandwidth

Amazon Web Services

Why Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Satya Nadella Are Among the World's Most Influential People

They're captains of industry, yes, but they're also entrepreneurial icons and infinitely inspiring.<p><i>Time</i> magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World featured several business leaders and entrepreneurs. While they work in different industries and on different projects, they …

Space Travel

NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS launches

<b>(CNN) —</b> TESS, NASA's planet-hunting satellite, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:51 p.m. ET Wednesday. It had a 30-second launch window. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but rescheduled to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control …

Astronomy

DCD Zettastructure: Improving fire suppression through simulation

YouTube

Avoid the damaging consequences of downtime

Large-scale data centre outages will always dominate the headlines, but in reality, everyday incidences of downtime are commonplace. According to the …

Delta Airlines

‘Cloud wars are an arms race’. Vertiv launches biggest edge computing assault of the year on ‘rapidly changing market’ - Data Economy

Mist, Edge, Fog, Cloud. Has the edge economy been demystified? While centralised computing is still a big concern in the sector, companies are now …

Internet of Things

New IBM Mainframes Deliver More Capacity with Much Smaller Footprint

IBM mainframes have existed since the early 1950s, but are getting new life today thanks to enterprise demand for both blockchain and mobile …

IBM

British billionaire to tackle Tesla for title of world's biggest battery

In November last year, Tesla completed construction of the world's biggest battery in South Australia. But now, just a few months later, another …

Japan's latest supercomputer is dedicated to nuclear fusion

This year, Japan will deploy a Cray XC50 that will be the world's most powerful supercomputer in the field of advanced nuclear fusion research. It will be installed at the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science (QST) and used for local nuclear fusion science and to support ITER, …

Pay-TV

eBay Gets Patent for Data Center Efficiency Metric, Method

Digital Service Efficiency (DSE) method was first described publicly in 2013

Energy Efficiency

Vapor IO Launches Open Source Platform

Startup Vendor IO announced on Wednesday the general availability of its open source platform, which is designed to modernize data center management …

Amazon gets the green light for new data centre in Dublin

Amazon has been given the go-ahead for its latest data centre in Dublin, with planning having been granted for an 88,000 sq ft facility in …

Equinix Power Outage One Reason Behind AWS Cloud Disruption

A power outage at an Equinix data center is at least partially to blame for connectivity problems some of Amazon’s cloud customers experienced last …

Vertiv reveals machine learning data center cooling software

Liebert iCOM Autotuning wants to remove pesky human error

Machine Learning

Lilium

Lilium wins “Early Stage Company of the Year” at Global Cleantech 100 Awards<p>23.01.2018<p>Lilium, the German start-up developing the world’s first …

IDG Contributor Network: Why the edge has moved to the forefront

Remember just a few years ago, when everyone was talking about cloud computing? While cloud was consuming all the air in the room, few people were …

Manufacturing

Microsoft's LinkedIn continues to go its own way in the cloud

While Microsoft has been working overtime to get leading software and service vendors on Azure, its own LinkedIn unit is still building out separate …

Google to open five US data centers in 2018, as cloud division brings in $4bn

The company promises to create thousands of jobs in the US

Sundar Pichai

Google to buy Chelsea Market building for over $2 billion: report

Google, already the largest tenant with about 400,000 square feet in the building, is buying the property from Atlanta-based real estate investment firm Jamestown LP, the real estate website reported.<p>Google's plans for the building were unclear but it is expected to maintain the status quo at the …

Real Estate

Elon Musk's flamethrower is apparently selling like crazy

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Dell may sell itself in an unusual and massive deal that would let it go public again

Dell is weighing a sale of its business to VMware, a massive and unusual deal that would allow Dell to go public by essentially selling itself to a company that it owns, according to CNBC's Alex Sherman.<p>Shares of VMware were down 9% on the report, which cited anonymous sources and noted that Dell …

Dell

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

Inside Amazon’s Giant Spheres, Where Workers Chill in a Mini Rainforest

Three years ago, Amazon.com Inc.'s horticulturalist was giving Jeff Bezos a preview of what the company's three plant-filled spheres—the centerpiece …

Southern California

GE warns 2018 could be even worse than it expected for its embattled power business

General Electric warned Wednesday that 2018 will be another challenging period for GE Power and could shape up to be an even worse year than expected …

Renewable Energy

€1 billion AWS campus in Dublin gets government approval

Planning board dismisses appeal from the man who delayed Apple’s Galway project

Ireland

Facebook and Amazon are causing a memory shortage

If you’ve noticed a considerable increase in the price of memory in the last few months, you can thank (or blame) Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The …

Amazon