Internet

Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp shut down?

Hundreds of millions of people were unable to access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for more than six hours on Monday, underscoring the world's reliance on platforms owned by the Silicon Valley giant.

Engineering

Cooler data centers help take the heat off electric bills

From streaming movies or games and sharing photos on Instagram to the growing use of "smart" devices and growth in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, the amount of data being processed is escalating. As a result, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Big Tech backs plan to tackle e-waste crisis

Major technology firms including Dell, Microsoft and Google have joined a new initiative aimed at creating a circular economy for electronics by 2030, amid mounting alarm over the world's ballooning e-waste problem.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Multi-state data storage leaving binary behind

The total amount of data stored in data centers around the globe is of the order of ten zettabytes (a zettabyte is a trillion gigabytes), and we estimate that amount doubles every couple of years.

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