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Month: April, 2009

Dell’s servers just aren’t quite good enough for Google

Most companies buy servers from the likes of Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, or Sun Microsystems. But Google, which has hundreds of thousands of servers and considers running them part of its core expertise, designs and builds its own. Ben Jai, who designed many of Google’s servers, unveiled a modern Google server before the hungry eyes of […]

Does your iPhone battery get hot?

My iPhone battery gets hot occasionally so, of course, I googled it. It turns out that, despite Apple’s restrictions on third-party applications that prevent them from running in the background, they aren’t preventing problems from their own applications. The standard iPhone apps like Safari, Mail, iPod, Youtube, Stocks, etc do not neccessarily close themselves when […]