Why virtualized servers are like apples, and how they work

With fall around the corner here in the U.S., our thoughts at Google Cloud are turning to … baking. Apple pies, applesauce, apple crisps—we’ve got it all covered. Because, for us, when we think of apples, what comes to mind is virtualization, which is the way computer servers are divided up to be more efficient. No,…

You can get 5TB of life time cloud storage for only $100 today

The vast majority of owned computers are laptops, but one of their main drawbacks are their limited storage space. You can either upgrade your hard drive or buy an external one, but if you love downloading movies or apps, you’ll be short on space eventually. Modern problems require modern solutions, and the best solution is…

Data — from objects to assets

Data. The confusingly plural cornerstone of research. The grounding for a scientific understanding of the world. Lightning rods for the negotiation of political, social and economic interests.Over the past 150 years, ideas have shifted drastically as to what counts as data, which data are reliable and who owns them. Once regarded as stable objects whose…

Data — from objects to assets

Data. The confusingly plural cornerstone of research. The grounding for a scientific understanding of the world. Lightning rods for the negotiation of political, social and economic interests.Over the past 150 years, ideas have shifted drastically as to what counts as data, which data are reliable and who owns them. Once regarded as stable objects whose…

Why Lightning Strikes Two Times as Much Over Shipping Lanes

For all the progress humanity has made since Odysseus had a spot of trouble on a long voyage home, life on the high seas remains a largely joyless affair. Twenty-first-century sailors spend weeks away from home. The hours are long, the pay mediocre, the risk of calamity never quite over the horizon. And, researchers have…

This Microsoft Azure accreditation training bundle is only $29 today

Most modern companies are implementing or investigating how to implement cloud technologies within their operations, and being certified in Microsoft Azure can lead to a lucrative career in the cloud. Microsoft estimates that Azure is being used by 50 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and Azure Architects are landing careers with six-figure salaries. Jumping into…

Adobe gets a dosage of piracy after obstructing its apps in Venezuela

As a consequence of Executive Order 13884, Adobe has announced the deactivation of all accounts in Venezuela. Since there doesn’t seem to be another solution and there will be no refunds, revolted Venezuelans are now reportedly turning to piracy. By issuing Executive Order 13884, the U.S. Government has blocked almost all transactions and services between U.S. companies, entities,…