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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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iPhone 5S leaked in full with new “graphite” color

iPhone 5S leaked in full with new “graphite” color

The iPhone is rumored to come in three colors so far: white, black, and gold. But wait -- there seems to be another color making the rumor rounds. A grey, graphite, or gunmetal (whatever you want to call it) color for the iPhone 5S has leaked, pointing to the possibility of the new Apple phone getting four colors.

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BlackBerry Z30 outed in leaked hands-on video

BlackBerry Z30 outed in leaked hands-on video

We've been hearing a lot about BlackBerry's rumored A10, which has recently been dubbed the Z30 after getting an unofficial name change. We've seen photos of the new device, but a hands-on video of the device has been leaked, and it marks the latest time that we're seeing the Z30 in all its glory inside moving pictures.

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Android device microphones can be remotely activated for spying, says former gov official

Android device microphones can be remotely activated for spying, says former gov official

Following Edward Snowden's NSA-related leaks, government intrusion into one's data via the technology that permeates our lives has been a hot-topic issue (again), spurring other leaks and anonymous statements of arguably less grand proportions. One such example is a report by The Wall Street Journal this evening, which spoke to former U.S. officials and sources familiar with technology they say the FBI uses to spy on suspects.

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