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Published: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:46:00 GMT2014-08-26T15:46:00Z

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Data centers are the new polluters

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMT2014-08-26T13:30:00Z

U.S. data centers use more electricity than they need, a new report finds, and IT managers are too cautious about managing power and businesses are unwilling to invest in energy conservation.(image)



China says Microsoft hasn't been fully transparent in antimonopoly probe

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:48:00 GMT2014-08-26T10:48:00Z

Chinese authorities say Microsoft has yet to fully comply with the government's antimonopoly investigation, and they want more information about its media player and Web browser distribution.(image)



Calif. passes smartphone kill switch law

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:59:00 GMT2014-08-26T00:59:00Z

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen.(image)



VMware CEO: Be brave and partner

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:57:00 GMT2014-08-25T21:57:00Z

"Brave" is the current watchword for virtualization software giant VMware.(image)



Facebook moves to rid its feed of click bait

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:51:00 GMT2014-08-25T21:51:00Z

Facebook will reduce "click-bait" posts of outside links that try to lure users with eye-catching headlines.(image)



NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:40:00 GMT2014-08-25T21:40:00Z

The National Security Agency built a "Google-like" search engine to give domestic and international government agencies access to details of billions of calls, texts and instant messages sent by millions of people, according to The Intercept.(image)



Update: Amazon scoops up video gamer site Twitch for $970M

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:39:00 GMT2014-08-25T20:39:00Z

Amazon is acquiring Twitch, a video game live-streaming service, for $970 million.(image)



Docker gets a GitHub-like repository

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:59:00 GMT2014-08-25T18:59:00Z

Chasing the successful hosting model of GitHub, Linux distributor CoreOS has set up an online repository where organizations can store and share their Docker containers.(image)



Munich may ditch Linux for Microsoft

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:51:00 GMT2014-08-25T18:51:00Z

The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community's poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.(image)



Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:45:00 GMT2014-08-25T18:45:00Z

Dell for the first time is using an Intel processor in its Wyse thin clients, which are used as alternatives to enterprise PCs.(image)