Reuters reports that Apple will build a new solar farm with NV Energy Inc, to power the computing giant's new data center in Reno, Nevada. The plan is seen as "a major step towards its goal of having its data centers run on renewable energy."
[This ran on Sunday in my weekly newsletter, The Magnet] I bought my first computer, an Apple ][e, in early 1985. I think the total price (including the monitor and external 5 ¼" floppy disk drive) was about $3,000. I had to get an Apple credit card since I had no savings. I still have… READ THE REST
Dieter Bohn of The Verge says the Apple Watch Series 6 is good, but if you already have a Series 5, there's "no reason to upgrade." Even if you have an older model, you probably don't need the 6. Plus, the blood oxygen monitor is "unreliable." READ THE REST
Over at Wirecutter, my colleague Thorin Klosowski has a clear and comprehensive breakdown of the new privacy controls that were added in Apple's latest iOS update. These features include greater control over relationships your phone and local networks and location services, limiting access to your photo library for connected apps, and more. Klosowski sums up… READ THE REST
Your brain is a wondrous creation. Even when you're destroying it with Cheetos and hour after hour of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it's still the most powerful computer you will ever own. According to Northwestern University psychology professor Paul Reber, each human brain has the capacity to store up to 2.5 petabytes of data.… READ THE REST
If you're anything like millions of Americans, staying at home these past several months has been followed by a steadily increased diet of cooking shows. It's really not hard to understand why. If you can't go out to restaurants the same way right now, why not bring those delicious meals to you? The next logical… READ THE REST
Unless you're an essential worker, there's a good chance your work from home, stay at home lifestyle will be continuing, at least through the winter months. That's more than a little depressing, but it doesn't have to mean you've just given up. Instead of just surfing the web or watching TV, maybe you can even… READ THE REST