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Google is building a floating data center, suggests a long trail of circumstantial evidence

Google is building a floating data center, suggests a long trail of circumstantial evidence

A CNET reporter recently tracked down the meaning and nature of a barge moored to Treasure Island, a former Navy base in San Francisco Bay. The barge, which has been built up with shipping containers to resemble a floating, mostly windowless, four-story building, largely matches a Google patent for a floating data center filed in 2009. The investigative report corroborates widespread suspicions the secretive project realizes that patent.

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Dell datacenter-in-a-briefcase prototype demo’d [Video]

Dell datacenter-in-a-briefcase prototype demo’d [Video]

Remember the talk of datacenters-in-containers last year and earlier?  Google were even tipped to have patented the idea; now, though, a datacenter is simply too large to be fashionable, hence Dell's datacenter-in-a-briefcase.  To be fair, it's not quite the briefcase you might take on your daily commute - think 40lb toolcase instead - but that's still good enough to impress GigaOm.

Video demo after the cut

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Google datacenter-in-a-box patented

Google datacenter-in-a-box patented

Well its not really in a box, its in a shipping container. Furthermore, its not all that new, I read about it way back when they hired the first couple of engineers specifically for this project.

It was rumored at the time that Google was buying up all the “Dark Fiber” out there and that they might be working towards creating their own Internet. That might still happen, but I doubt it, anyways, they finally patented the damn thing.

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Archaeologists discover ancient 3700-year-old wine cellar

Archaeologists discover ancient 3700-year-old wine cellar

A group of archaeologists have discovered one of the oldest wine cellars ever in a ruined palace in northern Israel. The palace once sat in the ancient Canaanite city of Tel Kabri. Interestingly, the ancient city isn't far from the modern wineries in the country. The scientists discovered 40 3-feet tall jars in an ancient storage room.

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Samsung Knox now available for consumers

Samsung Knox now available for consumers

The first time we heard about Samsung's security solution called Knox was back in April of this year. That security solution was originally touted mostly for business users and Samsung announced that it planned to include Knox on some of its devices. Samsung has now announced that Knox is now available for general consumers to use.

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Mimoco continues Legends MIMOBOT USB stick series with Bruce Lee

Mimoco continues Legends MIMOBOT USB stick series with Bruce Lee

It's time to get dangerous as the folks at Mimoco bring the most classic iteration of Bruce Lee to the world of fabulous USB sticks. This Legends of MIMOBOT addition is available in up to 64GB sizes and is officially licensed with Bruce Lee Enterprises - hot stuff! Just like the rest of the Legends series, this USB contains icons, avatars, wallpapers, and mimoByte sound software pre-loaded inside for your pleasure!

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IDC forecasts strong iPad growth at expense of Android

IDC forecasts strong iPad growth at expense of Android

According to new data from research firm IDC, it doesn't look like Android tablets will ever catch up to the iPad, at least not through 2016. IDC expects strong growth in the demand of tablets and has raised its forecast for the global tablet market to 107.4 million units this year, up from the previous forecast of 106.1 million units. However, Android's market share is expected to decline from 38.8 percent in 2011 to 36.5 percent in 2012.

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