Starless cloud cores reveal why some stars are bigger than others

Massive stars – those at least 8 times the mass of our Sun – present an intriguing mystery: how do they grow so large when the vast majority of stars in the Milky Way are considerably smaller?

Dell’s Wyse Cloud Connect (Project Opehlia) gets previewed

Dell’s Wyse Cloud Connect is an Android PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into a TV or monitor, transforming it into a thin client device. Meaning, users can login to a remote server to run Windows or other enterprise software.

Report: New hardware design protects data in the cloud

Cloud computing - outsourcing computational tasks over the Internet - could give home-computer users unprecedented processing power and let small companies launch sophisticated Web services without building massive server farms.

Claim: Using the Cloud saves energy

Information technology managers take note: The cloud can be your friend. U.S. government researchers built a model to test the energy cost of running common business applications using centralized data centers instead of local systems.

Warm water cools this cloud comptuing center

The advent and rapid proliferation of cloud computing has revolutionized the way we store, process and manage data, but it comes at an environmental cost that’s not always obvious.

US government free to probe where it wants

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Washington DC based Friends of Privacy have hit out at the ease with which US authorities can access data in the cloud, and elsewhere.

Nintendo remains skeptical over cloud gaming

Senior Nintendo executives remain (understandably) skeptical over the future of the cloud for console gaming.

Norhtec's $90 Cloud Android mini-PC is powered by ARM

Norhtec has introduced a $90 cloud-centric mini-PC powered by an Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor. 

Amazon outage brings down Netflix

Netflix is blaming the Christmas Eve failure of its streaming service on Amazon Web Services, which appears to have suffered problems with its data centers.

AMD adopts ARM architecture to supplement x86 chips



AMD has confirmed that it will be designing 64-bit ARM-powered chips in addition to x86 processors for multiple markets - starting with cloud and data center servers.



The Pirate Bay seeks refuge in the cloud


The Pirate Bay has set sail for the cloud, where the site is now serving its file hungry BitTorrent users from several providers scattered around the world.

Nvidia exec says consoles will die



Nvidia exec Phil Eisler says the next generation of consoles may very well be the last, as he believes cloud-based gaming is poised to supplant traditional console systems.

Box upgrades cloud upload speed

In an effort to better compete against its rivals, Box has upgraded the speed at which users can upload content to the cloud.

Latest Apple iTunes targets the Cloud

Apple has rolled out its new iTunes app for both the Mac and PC. 



Microsoft targets Gmail with Outlook.com

Forget about Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail - Redmond wants to be a real email contender with Outlook.com.



SMS gets synchronized in the cloud



Get ready to synchronize your SMS messages in the cloud with MySMS, which just rolled out of beta status early this morning. 



Nook eBooks are now Web friendly



Barnes & Noble has rolled out Nook for the Web, a free cloud-based service that allows customers to access their e-books on any PC or Mac browser.

Microsoft Office floats into the cloud

Microsoft's unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, which it's redesigned to make the most of touch screens, social networking and the cloud.

Google finally defeats Microsoft in government contract battle

Google, partnering with Onix Networks, has won a major contract from the Department of the Interior, after threatening to sue the agency for bias.

Google Drive goes live

Mountain View has finally take the wraps off its long awaited Google Cloud-based Drive, which can be used to create, share, collaborate and store data.