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Peculiar Black Hole Spins Like A Top As It Warps Space Around It

Scientists were able to observe a black hole that fires rapid jets of plasma clouds in different directions. The extraordinary event made the peculiar black hole looked like a spinning top as it warps space nearby.

Space April 30, 2019

Scientists Explain Strange Cloud On Mars

The European Space Agency's Mars Express captured a photo of the cloud that hangs over the Arsia Mons, one of Mars' biggest volcanoes. However, scientists explained that the cloud is not coming from the volcano.

Space October 27, 2018

Amazon Will No Longer Offer Unlimited Cloud Storage For Amazon Drive

Amazon has been one of the only companies to offer unlimited cloud storage, making it one of the most appealing storage plans available. It seems that won't be the case going forward as Amazon is ending unlimited cloud storage with Amazon Drive.

Internet June 8, 2017

NASA Experiment To Fill Sky With Red And Green Clouds Gets Postponed

The launch of the Terrier Improved Malemute sounding rocket from NASA’s Virginia facility has been postponed Sunday morning. Find out why the launch has been delayed, and when the artificial clouds will be finally seen in the East Coast.

Space June 5, 2017

NASA Finds Impossible Cloud On Saturn Moon Titan For The Second Time

The amount of the compound dicyanoacetylene in the stratosphere of Saturn's moon Titan should not be enough to form the mysterious ice cloud recently spotted by NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft. What is the possible explanation behind this strange cloud formation?

Space September 22, 2016

Skype Leaving Older Versions Of Android Behind As It Heads To The Cloud

Skype is finalizing its move to the cloud, and it's leaving Windows Phone 8 and older versions of Android behind in the process.

Microsoft July 20, 2016

Astronomers Find Water Clouds Outside Solar System For The First Time

Astronomers found evidence that the brown dwarf WISE 0855 has atmospheric water vapor and clouds. The object has water absorbing features similar to what was observed in Jupiter's atmosphere.

Space July 9, 2016

Box Shuttle Offers Data Migration Solution To Enterprises

Enterprise content management platform Box announced its new service dubbed Box Shuttle. The aim is to offer businesses an easier, faster and more cost-effective way for them to move from legacy systems to the cloud.

Internet June 30, 2016

United Arab Emirates Mulls Building Artificial Mountain To Change Weather, Bring Rain

It seldom rains in UAE, so the desert country wants to build an artificial mountain to alter the weather and induce rainfall. Will it work?

Earth/Environment May 5, 2016

IBM Quantum Computer Now Available For Anyone To Use Remotely

IBM gives virtually everyone a chance to get their hands on its 5-qubit quantum computing processors. The prototype quantum computer can be accessed remotely via the internet.

Computers May 4, 2016

Intel Looks At The Cloud And Internet Of Things For The Future

Intel turns to cloud, connectivity and Internet of Things as part of its core focus areas. The company seeks to realign for the future in an attempt to break away from its heavy reliance on PCs.

Business Tech April 29, 2016

IBM And Apple Push Swift To The Cloud For Better Enterprise App Development

IBM recently launched some tools allowing developers to craft and run enterprise apps in the Cloud, using Apple's Swift software. Swift seems a future-proof solution, as it is intuitive, quick and can dissolve the barrier between back-end and front-end development.

Apps/Software February 24, 2016

Like Thieves In The Night: How Clouds Are Causing Greenland's Ice Sheet To Melt

Many have blamed technology and pollution as the biggest factor in the melting of the world's glaciers but who would have thought the actual culprits are clouds? Find out why clouds are the main drivers of the Greenland Ice Sheet runoff.

Earth/Environment January 13, 2016

Final 'Super Smash Bros.' Nintendo Direct Will Feature More Details On 'Final Fantasy VII's' Cloud

The final 'Super Smash Bros.' focused direct is coming next week, with new details on how Cloud Strife will play.

Geek December 9, 2015

Next Nintendo Direct Will Be The Last Dedicated To 'Super Smash Bros.'

Expect some major announcements to come out of Nintendo's last 'Super Smash Bros.' focused video conference.

Geek November 16, 2015

This Pocket-Sized Computer Takes The Focus Off Apps And Puts It On Projects

Meet Solu, a pocket-sized computer that wants to change the way people interact with computers. It's linked the cloud and is structured around projects, not apps.

Computers November 2, 2015

Amazon Takes A Jab At Oracle With Newly Beefed-Up Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services expressed its intent to get more businesses to use cloud-based solutions for database space. AWS plans to take a bigger bite off Oracle's existing client pool.

Business October 9, 2015

IBM Buys Data Storage Vendor Cleversafe To Boost Object Storage To The Hybrid Cloud

IBM announced its planned acquisition of Cleversafe, developer of dsNet solutions. The acquisition will put dsNet solutions and technologies into IBM's hands, which the company plans to use for hybrid cloud implementations.

Legal October 7, 2015

IBM Establishes Watson Health Cloud With Apple, J&J, And Medtronic

IBM partners with Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronics to boost Watson Health Cloud capabilities, taking advantage of personalized information to improve how health care is delivered to patients.

Life April 14, 2015

Facebook F8 Conference News: Parse Launches Internet Of Things SDKs

Parse, owned by Facebook, has announced a number of new features to its platform, most of which relate to the Internet of Things, a market that the company will be focusing on more heavily from now on.

Internet March 25, 2015

IBM Aims For $40 Billion Annual Revenue From Cloud, Big Data, Security, And Mobile

As IBM sheds off its unprofitable hardware units, the computing company aims to make 40 percent of its revenue from new businesses by 2018.

Money February 28, 2015

Google Wants To Manage All 50,000 Of Your Songs

Google has increased the limit of songs that users can upload to Google Play Music from 20,000 to 50,000. The news comes amidst growing competition in the music streaming industry.

Internet February 26, 2015

Dropbox Update Makes It Easier For Apple iPad, iPhone Users On iOS 8 To Upload Files

The latest Dropbox update now allows iPad and iPhone users to save information from various apps directly to their Dropbox even without tapping the cloud-syncing app to open and start using it.

Apps/Software February 18, 2015

Google Buys Social Photos App Odysee — What Does This Mean For Google+ Photos?

Google has acquired Odysee, a social photo sharing app and service that allows users to upload their photos and have them available offline for later viewing. It is unknown if or when the service's features will be added to Google+ Photos.

Business February 10, 2015

Wonder How Much Amazon is Making from Its Cloud Business? Soon You Would Know

In a move that signifies the maturing of what some considered simply a trendy cloud industry, Amazon announces it will break out revenue for its cloud enterprise services.

Business January 30, 2015

Google, VMWare Collaborating on Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Google and VMware interconnect vCloud and Google Cloud Platform for the enterprise and clearly aim to be a bigger threat to Amazon Web Services. Amazon saw its cloud usage surge 90 percent, year over year, in the last quarter.

Deals January 29, 2015

Amazon WorkMail Aims to Bump Off Google, Microsoft Enterprise Email Services

Amazon Inc. has taken the wraps off its email and digital calendar service in the cloud dubbed Amazon WorkMail. The Amazon WorkMail will be free for a month, but once the 30-day trial period lapses it will charge users $4 each month per 50GB WorkMail inbox.

Business January 29, 2015

GameStop Taps Microsoft Azure to Bolster Consumer Experience, Marketing Strategy

GameStop gets a cloud lift from Microsoft's Azure servers. The retailer says the servers will help bring products to life, strengthen employee-consumer relationships and help customers make more informed decisions.

Deals January 12, 2015

Cloud Apps Pose Big Security Challenges in the BYOD Enterprise

Roughly 88 percent of enterprise cloud apps aren't secure and IT security officers are often unaware they even exist. On top of that, about 25 percent of files stored on the cloud are being shared with outsiders. Not such great news.

Apps/Software January 9, 2015

Microsoft Hops on Bitcoin Wagon With Bitpay Partnership

Microsoft now supports bitcoin and is rumored to be preparing to expand its acceptance of the digital currency beyond the U.S. border. A one-off mention of its cloud hints that Microsoft's Azure cloud servers could host large-scale mining operations to stabilize bitcoin.

Business Tech December 11, 2014

Google Opens Cloud to Help Decode the Genetics of Autism

Google Cloud will assist autism advocacy group Autism Speaks to store data centrally. Autism Speaks launches an awareness program called MSSNG, which will help in the development of the online database.

Life December 10, 2014

IBM Bolsters Cloud App DevOps Tools, Features

IBM pushes its Bluemix PaaS software to enterprises that aren't in a position to entrust sensitive data to public clouds. The company's new Private API securely connects the platform to data housed on campus.

Apps/Software November 20, 2014

Amazon Whips up New Weapon in Battle for the Cloud

Seeking to maintain its dominance in the global cloud market, Amazon makes its cloud server more accommodating for app developers. Amazon's Lambda offers the scalability and responsiveness required for cloud-connected apps, but often unrealized on in-house servers.

Business Tech November 18, 2014

Sony Preps PlayStation Streaming TV Vue Service

Sony prepares to stream live and on-demand TV from the cloud. Vue could be a big step forward for the TV viewing experience, but it's not quite ready to leave behind the current structure of pay TV.

Internet November 13, 2014

Amazon Echo begs the question, can devices be too multifaceted?

The Amazon Echo seeks bring its smarts into the living rooms and kitchens of consumers. Time will tell if consumers are ready for a shared voice assistant and if it will be as helpful as advertised.

Gadgets November 7, 2014

Amazon doles out free photo storage to Prime members. What's next, a free Fire smartphone?

Amazon Prime members are getting an unexpected, but nice, surprise. The online retailer is now providing unlimited photo storage to subscribers.

Internet November 4, 2014

Google taps PwC for enterprise push. Watch out, Microsoft

The newly branded Google for Work unit is getting a push from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, deep into the heart of the enterprise. Meanwhile, Apple and IBM prepare a similar offensive to improve the way people work.

Apps/Software October 28, 2014

Microsoft offers all-you-can-use storage with Office 365. Take that, Google

Office 365 will include unlimited storage space as Microsoft begins washing away the tiers that once divided its OneDrive service. The move comes after Microsoft reported growth to investors regarding its cloud services.

Apps/Software October 27, 2014

IBM remains staunch cloud advocate, vows to accelerate transformation

With lagging hardware sales hurting IBM, the company continues trying to establish airspace in the cloud. Chief Virginia Rometty calls performance in third quarter disappointing.

Money October 22, 2014

Microsoft betting big on the cloud and putting money on its strategy

While small when compared with its total operations, Microsoft's cloud services make up a $4.5 billion sector of the company. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says there should be no doubt that Microsoft is fully behind its cloud business.

Internet October 20, 2014

Dropbox claims servers weren't hacked, stolen data is not our account data

Cloud service storage vendor once again denies a hack incident and claims user account info was hacked via another party. It claims posted data by hackers is not its data.

Computers October 14, 2014

HP layoffs, split-off apparently all good with industry watchers

HP separates its cloud and enterprise division from PCs and printing. Investors like the move, but tech enthusiasts fear the PC side will have a difficult road to tread.

Business October 6, 2014

IBM Watson Analytics could make the spreadsheet obsolete

IBM offers Watson's analytical services to businesses large and small. The supercomputer will use natural language dialogue to help users collect, crunch and carry out actions on data analyzed by Watson Analytics.

Apps/Software September 16, 2014

Microsoft: Nope, we're not handing over emails on overseas server

Microsoft has until Sept. 5 to officially state its intention concerning compliance with a court order demanding it hand over customer emails stored on servers in Ireland. Microsoft holds to its plan to appeal the order.

Legal September 2, 2014

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption will be nightmarish but not catastrophic: Study

A Yellowstone eruption could blanket the whole of North America with ash and cause a winter during the summer months. It's unlikely to happen anytime soon, but a new computer model shows just how wide an area the eruption would impact.

Animals August 31, 2014

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