Apple Begins Construction of New Data Center in Oregon


With its iCloud growing bigger and bigger every day, Apple needs to ramp up its data capacity. That’s why the Cupertino company is opening a new data center in Prineville, Ore., the Oregonian reports.

Apple bought a 160-acre lot for $5.6 million in February and quickly built a small, temporary 10,000-square-foot data center. Now the company is starting to work on its fourth major data center. Just phase one of the complex in Prineville will cost $68 million.

Prineville is also home to one of Facebook’s giant data houses. Companies tend to cluster their data centers in the same areas, drawn to low energy and real estate costs and lower tax rates.

To find out more about Apple’s new giant data center, watch the video above.

Photo courtesy of Flickr, Tom Raftery.

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helloU’s Ten Daily

These are the ten pictures trending online today.

#1. WingManLAD


#2. Seems fair…


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A Sainsbury’s Employee May Soon Be Fired For Sneaking Surprises Into Cookies

A disgruntled employee at a Sainsbury’s store in Mornington Crescent, London, has left a lasting impression after leaving little surprises in packets of ‘Taste The Difference Cookie.”

The anonymous employee, who is now believed to have worked his last shift, slipped haikus into each cookie packet. The Japanese poems sent the message of unhappy the employee was, and they deserve top marks for creativity.

Here are the best of the poems that we could find on the net.






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Ultrabooks Get Super-Slim With Acer Aspire S7


Did The Game Of Thrones Pilot Predict Which Starks Would Die?

Warning: if you haven’t seen The Battle of the Bastards, then turn back now.

In the Game of Thrones pilot, King Robert Baratheon arrived at Winterfell to ask his old friend Ned Stark if he’d be the new Hand of the King.

Ned eventually agreed, and went with Robert down south to King’s Landing, taking his two daughters (Arya and Sansa) with him.

This effectively set into motion a chain of events that saw most of the Starks die. Ned was executed by Joffrey. Robb and Catelyn were killed at the Red Wedding (while trying to overthrow Joffrey). And Rickon – the youngest – recently became collateral damage in the Battle of the Bastards.

Left alive are Arya and Sansa (and Bran), as well as their bastard brother Jon Snow.

Now, one Reddit user has pointed out that these deaths were actually foreshadowed in the pilot episode, during the scene which saw Robert greet the Starks.

Robert’s Curse is finally complete.

While Robert spoke to each member of the family, he only touched four of them. Ned. Catelyn. Robb, and Rickon.

While some people are posturing that Robert “cursed” the Starks, it’s more likely that this was just an incredible piece of foreshadowing on the part of the producers.

Or, could it just be a coincidence? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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iBell Combines with iPhone to Wake You Up Retro Style


Feeling nostalgic for the old-school sound of a twin-bell alarm clock?

If you’re tired of waking up with ringtones, the iBell lets users rise to the “metallic sound of bells,” according to the accessory’s official site.

At $38, the iBell takes the classic look of an alarm clock and combines it with an iPhone docking cradle. While no batteries are required, users do need to download an app for the alarm to work.

For more on the iBell and its smaller cousin, the iBell mini, watch the video above.

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Gogglebox Star Scarlett Moffatt Went On First Dates And Stole The Show

Scarlett Moffat is a popular lady, personally I love how genuine she is, that and the hilarious stuff she comes out with every now and again.The Gogglebox star swapped her seat on the sofa for an appearance on Celebrity First Dates this week, and she was a massive hit with viewers.

One of the highlights was when she told her date, Tommy, about how she landed a place on Gogglebox. “We had to talk about these pictures of celebrities. For a good ten minutes I was talking about Uncle Ben. You know, the rice man. But it was actually a picture of Nelson Mandela !”


She even got up to have a little dance withFred Sirieux.

Twitter users were loving Scarlett.

Ultimately Scarlett didn’t want to pursue things with Tommy any further. The goods news is that she found love a week or so after filming her date. The man in question was watching her appearance on First Dates with her, awkward.

Here he is…

Happy days…

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Xbox Video and Xbox Games Apps Come to Windows 8


Xbox Video and Xbox Games are coming to Windows 8; this means that starting on Oct. 26 — when Microsoft’s latest OS launches — users will be able to purchase and rent content from the Xbox Video store on their Windows 8 devices.

What’s more, they can browse the Xbox Games catalog for titles that are PC-compatible, including games that can interact with the Xbox console. Along with the new Xbox Music service, this brings a host of new entertainment options to Windows 8 right at launch.

Until now, Microsoft hasn’t offered access to its video catalog outside of the Xbox. When Windows only ran on laptops and desktops, this made sense. After all, users could download or stream video from various services, not to mention watch DVDs. But now that the Surface and other Windows 8 tablets and hybrids are about to hit the market, having access to a more robust content ecosystem is essential.

Plus, with Xbox SmartGlass, Windows 8 users will be able to push video from their Xbox to a Windows 8 device (or vice versa) with the tap of a button.

While the title selection of the Xbox Video store isn’t as comprehensive as what iTunes offers, the catalog still has a wide selection for both movies and TV. For users who are already invested in their Xbox ecosystem, bringing the content onto the PC is a no-brainer.

Microsoft says it’s committed to extending the Xbox brand beyond gaming, and moving beyond the console. It’s no wonder: Xbox is one of the most valuable brands within Microsoft. Bringing Xbox services and extending its content to more devices only makes that brand more powerful.

Xbox Video and Xbox Games are just the latest entertainment-focused apps to hit Windows 8. Last week, Netflix released its official app for the OS. On Monday, Hulu Plus got the Windows 8 treatment, and it looks great.

Again, the real potential of these app-specific developments is when you look at Windows RT tablets, such as the Microsoft Surface. Out of the gate, Windows 8 will have support for the biggest entertainment video platforms and the ability to easily connect to an Xbox account to play games or view achievements. In the future, we can envision multiplayer games getting released on Xbox and Windows 8 simultaneously, with the option of users picking up a match from one device to the next.

Are you excited about Xbox content making its way to Windows 8? Let us know in the comments.

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Steven Avery’s New Lawyer Has Started Tweeting Evidence Of His Innocence

All our Januarieshave passed that little bit faster, thanks to Netflix’s latest series, Making A Murderer.

But despite the worldwide true crime “whodunnit” debate, both Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are still being held accountable for the brutal murder of Teresa Halbach… without appeal.

If you’re as intrigued by the case as we are, @ZellnerLaw looks like it’s definitely the account to be following.

We can’t help but feel sorry for the Halbach family who are still living through what must seem like a horrible nightmare.

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Here’s Everything We Hope Apple Releases During its Keynote Event

After a summer of sorting fact from fiction, techies are getting a break. The Tuesday, Sept. 12, Apple keynote event will address what customers can look forward to, and you better believe that people are ready — more than ready, in fact — to hear the latest updates straight from the company itself. Apple plans to release gadgets during its keynote, and the anticipation is .

The event will supposedly introduce new models of three existing devices: the iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, according to Refinery29. Since this event marks the company’s 10-year anniversary, the updates are sure to be mind blowing. After all, double digits are cause for celebration.

Here’s what everyone’s anticipating from the event.

The latest iPhone devices are expected to be called the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, marking the 10-year anniversary. This is all according to rumors from 9to5Mac, so time will tell what exactly everyone can expect. Customers have gotten excited about potential new device colors and the supposed facial recognition feature that is believed to replace the touchscreen users have grown accustomed to. With all these bells and whistles comes a pretty hefty price tag — supposedly around $1,000, if not more — so fingers crossed that the iPhone 7 updates will be revealed as well, since they might be a more viable option.

The Apple Watch made a splash, and it seems telling time isn’t an option unless it’s in the form of a smart watch. Who wouldn’t want all of that power in the palm of their hands (well, rather, on their wrists)? The updated device is set to include an LTE modem, according to The Verge. In fancy tech terms, that means it’ll operate independently from your iPhone, more so than it has in the past.

Lastly, Apple TV is expected to include more powerful streaming capabilities, so if you’re looking for a horror movie to enjoy alongside your pumpkin spice-everything, this is definitely cause for celebration. Bring on the scary movies.

This is definitely the tech party of the season, so naturally, invites are exclusive. The Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino is a pretty snazzy and high-tech place, so common folk like you and I might have missed getting an invite in the mail. But fret not, techies. You can livestream Apple’s Keynote, so your case of FOMO will be a thing of the past. It’ll almost be as satisfying as a spot at the Steve Jobs Theater… almost.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on tuning into the live stream.

You’re able to watch the event — which begins at 10 a.m. PT — from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. If you will be tuning in from one of these devices, you’ll need to make sure that it’s an iOS7 or later and that you are using the Safari browser. Got that? If your go-to gadget is either a Mac or MacBook, make sure that you’ve downloaded the latest Safari and OS X updates. And naturally, if you have Apple TV, that’s also a viable option if you’re looking to take a peek.

Of course, this is huge news for everyone. Steve Jobs totally revolutionized the way we use the phone and what exactly the device entails. It’s hard to imagine life without our iPhones, but in the grand scheme of things, 10 years isn’t terribly long. Regardless, this is sure to be the tech party of the year.

Whether or not you’re actually planning on purchasing one of these devices, it’s pretty exciting to think about how far Apple has come with its products. What do you think we’ll see in another 10 years? Reports suggested that a handheld phone might be a thing of the past come Apple’s 20-year anniversary. But I guess we won’t jump the gun just yet.

Here’s to Apple’s 10th birthday!

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