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iCloud goes 100% green in 2012

iCloud goes 100% green in 2012

According to CFO Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's North Carolina facility dedicated to iCloud data will be run entirely on renewable energy by the end of 2012. This data center is not the only one of its kind made for this purpose for and by Apple, but it is the main iCloud data center, this forging the way forward for the company which was just this past April the subject of a Greenpeace report "How Clean is Your Cloud?" Apple had since rejected Greenpeace's claims that they were lagging behind Google and Facebook in the green department claiming that they already had 50 percent more renewable energy in action in their data centers than they'd projected originally.

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Resistance: Burning Skies PlayStation Vita features and trophies revealed

Resistance: Burning Skies PlayStation Vita features and trophies revealed

The latest chapter in the Sony shooter franchise Resistance is coming soon. Resistance will be making its maiden voyage on the PlayStation Vita on May 29. Like many other Vita titles, this one will have an ambitious multiplayer experience that aims to prove that the Vita is worthwhile enough for even iPad and Android gamers to own. And now, there's a new look at what exactly this new title will bring to the table.

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Apple Data Center goal is 100% Green

Apple Data Center goal is 100% Green

This week the folks responsible for Apple's building construction efforts have broken ground on a new location in Prineville, Oregon where they've promised a "100% Renewable Energy" data center. This data center would help contain such data as iCloud backups like its soon to be partner facility in Maiden, North Carolina. This center promises to be "even more" environmentally friendly than the center that already exists in Maiden, this new facility out-doing the Maiden's giant solar power array which accounts for 60 percent of the center's power requirements.

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Apple fights Greenpeace over dirty iCloud power report

Apple fights Greenpeace over dirty iCloud power report

Apple has denied claims that its iCloud servers are powered by environmentally-unfriendly energy, accusing Greenpeace of blundering how much electricity it used and where that power came from. Greenpeace had failed Apple in its cloud computing green credentials ranking - along with Microsoft and Amazon - over suggestions that the iCloud server farm was reliant on coal power stations, the Guardian reports. However, Apple argues that Greenpeace has overestimated its power use by a factor of five.

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SpaceX Dragon capsule heads to ISS in late April

SpaceX Dragon capsule heads to ISS in late April

The first commercial spacecraft is set to launch to the ISS at the end of April. SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft is currently in final processing getting ready to head to the international space station. This historic occasion will mark the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the ISS in its history. It's also one of the most important steps towards America having its own ship to shuttle astronauts to and from the space station.

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Apple to build nation’s largest end-user owned on-site solar plant

Apple to build nation’s largest end-user owned on-site solar plant

Apple is big on green for many reasons. The company uses green power, such as solar energy, to reduce the money spent to power its facilities and because green power causes less pollution. This week Apple published its 2012 Facilities Report and Environmental Update. This report details Apple's environmental footprint. The report shows that in 2011 Apple saved 5,000,000 kWh in Cupertino alone.

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Apple plans solar power for data center

Apple plans solar power for data center

When it comes to reducing the power that large data centers consume a seemingly small reduction can have huge savings in power consumption and the cost of operating the data center. Apple is getting ready to install a large solar panel farm on land it already owns in Maiden, North Carolina. Apple has been issued permits needed in Catawba County to reshape the 171 acres of land it owns adjacent to the data center.

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