Clouds in the ocean: Microsoft touts viability of underwater data centres

Hellen Wadman

Project Natick, Vessel retrieval Stromness, Orkney. Microsoft - Tuesday 7th to Wednesday 15th of July 2020

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In 2014, Microsoft was convinced a sealed container on the ocean floor could provide ways to improve the overall reliability of data centres so, in 2015, it tested its first underwater data centre. 

After working on its design and proving its viability, the company in 2018 deployed a pod full of servers off the coast of Scotland’s Orkney Islands.

The Northern Isles underwater data centre was manufactured by

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Sarasota tech group seeks computer donations for people in need

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Sarasota nonprofit that fixes up and donates computers and more is in need of contributions

Emily Wunderlich
 
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Mike Hutchinson and other volunteers at the Suncoast Technology Users Group are accustomed to turning old technology into problems solved. 

But now they’re faced with a new problem: not enough technology to circulate back into the community.

The Sarasota-based nonprofit refurbishes and donates roughly 1,200 computers to people in need 

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The best broadband deals in September 2020

Hellen Wadman

Ah, the search for broadband deals. If your internet plan has finally reached its end, you’ll be thinking of diving back into the slightly confusing pile of offers, prices, discounts and promotions. 

However, there is no need to worry – we’re going to guide you through it. We’ll bring you the best and cheapest broadband deals, inform you on the kind of speeds you need and help you find your

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Airtel new broadband plans: Airtel announces new broadband plans: All that’s new and changed

Hellen Wadman

Soon after Reliance announced its unlimited data broadband plans, Airtel has joined the war by launching its new unlimited broadband plans. The new plan ranges from Rs 499 to Rs 1,499 and all of them offer unlimited benefits to users including data, calling and more. The telecom provider earlier used to offer limited data with the option to convert them into unlimited plan by adding Rs 299 add-on pack
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The Latest: South Korea stays in downward infection trend | National News

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The National Institutes of Health will coordinate a study in hospitalized patients comparing low and regular doses of the blood thinner heparin. The study will involve more than 100 sites around the world participating in a research effort with various governments, drug companies, universities and others to speed coronavirus therapies.

A second study in COVID-19 patients not sick enough to need hospitalization will test various strategies against placebo pills: baby

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Coronavirus: Scientists develop new tool to monitor virus mutations

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Scientists assessed the genome data of more than 1,20,000 samples of the novel coronavirus, and have developed a new tool to monitor mutations in the virus that may make it difficult to develop vaccines and drugs for COVID-19. According to the researchers, including those from the University of Melbourne in Australia, ensuring treatments remain effective as the virus mutates is a huge challenge for scientists across the world.

They explained

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Republican candidates for governor discuss the best way to ensure people throughout NH have access to internet

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Republican candidates for governor discuss the best way to ensure people throughout NH have access to internet


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CAN REQUEST A BALLOT RIGHT NOW. HOPE IT HELPS BACK TO YOU. JEAN: THANKS TO YOU. THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS HIGHLIGHTED A LACK OF HIGH-SPEED INTERNET IN CERTAIN PARTS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. SO WE ASKED INCUMBENT GOVERNOR CHRIS SUNUNU AND HIS REPUBLICAN

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Instant Pot now makes a coffee and espresso machine, and there’s only one place to get it

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The company behind the beloved Instant Pot pressure cooker recently launched a new coffee machine called the Instant Pod, and it’s probably going to be your next favorite

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Hundreds of Veterans to Receive Convalescent Plasma in VA Test

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced plans for randomized testing of 700 veterans on the effectiveness of convalescent plasma in treating COVID-19, amid an open feud between public health agencies on its therapeutic value.

“This trial will go a long way toward helping in the fight against COVID-19,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said. In the test, focused on veterans who are sick with the virus, and hospitalized as VA

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Can Ocean Forests Help Solve The Climate Crisis?

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By Emma Bryce

Sixty years ago, Tasmania’s coastline was cushioned by a velvety forest of kelp so dense it would ensnare local fishers as they headed out in their boats. “We speak especially to the older generation of fishers, and they say, ‘When I was your age, this bay was so thick with kelp, we actually had to cut a channel though it,'” says Cayne Layton, a postdoctoral research fellow

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Chicago Public Schools begins a new year amid scramble to get all students connected for remote learning

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Surrounded by four computer monitors, Nightingale Elementary teacher Lauren Kullman joked that she felt like she was producing the Emmys. But it was just the first day of school.



Javier Lopez, 8, a Chicago Public School student at Skinner North Classical Elementary School, raises his hand to answer a question on the first day of remote learning at his Chicago home Tuesday.


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Javier Lopez, 8, a Chicago Public School student at Skinner North Classical Elementary School, raises his hand to answer a question on the first day of remote learning at his Chicago home Tuesday.

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‘Sana all’: Liza Soberano, Bela Padilla, Julia Barretto get fast response over internet woes

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‘Sana all’: Liza Soberano, Bela Padilla, Julia Barretto get fast response over internet woes

Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) – September 9, 2020 – 5:07pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya celebrities Bela Padilla and Julia Barretto reacted on telecommunications giant PLDT’s initiative to provide Liza Soberano a faster internet connection. 

In her Twitter account, Liza recently criticized her Converge internet provider for the slow connection. 

Days after Liza tweeted, PLDT provided

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Apple event: New gadgets to expect later today | Science & Tech News

Hellen Wadman

Apple is set to announce new gadgets later today, but there are rumours the next-generation iPhone will be kept back until October.

Here’s what to expect – and what not to expect.

TOPSHOT - Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on-stage during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to $699. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Tim Cook will reportedly not unveil new iPhones until October

Due to the coronavirus, the event is being held online – like Apple’s developer conference in June – and will broadcast at 6pm UK time later

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Riverside School District works to add web connections

Hellen Wadman

Officials in the largely rural Riverside School District north of Spokane are exploring a wide variety of options to get high speed internet access for their students, including recruiting parent volunteers to staff community sites where students could go to complete their online schoolwork.

“It’s just one strategy of many,” said Riverside Superintendent Ken Russell. “It’s not final. We’re still working on it.”

Several churches and other locations, including the

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The dwarf planet Ceres might be home to an underground ocean of water

Hellen Wadman

Ceres, the largest asteroid in the solar system, seems to have liquid water seeping onto its surface, according to a new paper in Nature Astronomy. Data from NASA’s Dawn orbiter, the study suggests, show signs that it may be harboring an ocean deep underground. 

The background: Ceres, a dwarf planet located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, was studied intensely by the Dawn orbiter from March 2015 to

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Storelift launches autonomous convenience stores using AI and computer vision

Hellen Wadman

As physical retail struggles amid the global pandemic, storeowners are rapidly trying to adapt to new realities that also include growing competition from Amazon. But a French startup called Storelift believes it can create a new convenience store concept that leans on many of the same AI and computer vision tools used in Amazon Go stores to reinvent the shopping and checkout experience.

This week, Storelift announced that it has

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Jack Dorsey still thinks Bitcoin is the strongest contender for an internet-native currency

Hellen Wadman

The world of cryptocurrency moves at a whirlwind pace but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey remains committed to its earliest lodestone, Bitcoin (BTC).

In an interview with Reuters on Sept. 10, Dorsey, who also founded the mobile-payment platform Square, said he believes the coin’s potential still outshines later developments:

“I think the internet warrants a […] native currency and […] Bitcoin is probably the best manifestation of that thus far. I

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New ELEPHONE smartwatch model coming soon

Hellen Wadman

The ELEPHONE brand is well known for their interesting and affordable phone models, but the scope of their production is much wider. They are also dabbling in the audio accessories like TWS earphones or smart devices like webcameras or even smartwatch models. And according to our insider information that’s exactly what they are plan to launch soon – a new smartwatch piece. We even have some alleged picture of this

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ILAFFT: What caused an unexpected loss of power during a Sea King test flight?

Hellen Wadman

PUBLISHED: 15:50 09 September 2020 | UPDATED: 15:56 09 September 2020

Sea King (c) Airwolfhound, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Sea King (c) Airwolfhound, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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If it was working before… An unexpected loss of power challenges a Search and Rescue pilot during a test flight − and offers a broader lesson on coping with emergencies | Words: Al Potter


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The Ocean Farmers Trying to Save the World With Seaweed

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Amy McConnell, a Canadian Kelp Resources Ltd. lab technician, holds up a piece of giant kelp in the Trevor Channel on Vancouver Island, on Aug. 19, 2020. Credit – Melissa Renwick for TIME

In a cove in Bamfield, a coastal community in British Columbia, Canada, Louis Druehl steers his boat, The Kelp Express, a mile along the mountainous coastline. For 51 years, this boat has taken Druehl to the

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