Microsoft Plumbs Ocean’s Depths to Test Underwater Data Center – The New York Times

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Microsoft Plumbs Ocean’s Depths to Test Underwater Data Center

Microsoft sank a data center on the ocean floor, where the sea water acts as a coolant, and plans to use the waves to power it. The results were encouraging enough to try a bigger version.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/01/technology/microsoft-plumbs-oceans-depths-to-test-underwater-data-center.html?ref=business

Condé Nast Adapts to New Forces, Unsettling Some Inside – The New York Times

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Condé Nast Adapts to New Forces, Unsettling Some Inside

Anna Wintour, Condé Nast’s artistic director, and Bob Sauerberg, its new chief executive, are trying to keep the publisher’s many magazines profitable and relevant in the Internet age.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/01/business/media/conde-nast-adapts-to-new-forces-unsettling-some-inside.html?ref=business

O.J. Simpson Drama Resurfaces Old Trial Packed With Familiar Issues – The New York Times

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O.J. Simpson Drama Resurfaces Old Trial Packed With Familiar Issues

The cable network FX is betting that its 10-episode drama on O.J. Simpson’s trial will resonate with viewers much as the real trial did 21 years ago.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/01/business/media/as-oj-simpson-drama-returns-nation-still-grapples-with-same-issues.html?ref=business

Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold | New York Post

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Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of h…

http://nypost.com/2016/01/31/treasure-hunter-disappears-searching-for-2-million-in-gold/

Why Haven’t Video Game Consoles Died Yet? – Forbes

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Why Haven’t Video Game Consoles Died Yet? – ForbesWhy Haven’t Video Game Consoles Died Yet? – Forbes

This week, EA made headlines because they released an estimate which said that 55 million new-gen consoles had been sold so far. That’s a headline because when you take Sony’s freely offered-up figures of 36 million PS4s sold, that leaves 19 million Xbox Ones, meaning it’s being outsold almost 2:1. […]

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Sundance Film Festival: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ takes top prizes – LA Times

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ takes top prizes at Sundance Film Festival

Capping a historic week at the Sundance Film Festival , Nate Parker’s slave-rebellion drama ‎"The Birth of a Nation" took both the grand jury and audience prizes in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday night.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-birth-of-a-nation-sundance-film-festival-20160130-story.html

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016: Leo’s march to Oscar gold in ‘The Revenant’ – LA Times

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016: Leo’s march to Oscar gold in ‘The Revenant’

The ninth time was the charm Saturday evening for Leonardo DiCaprio . The 41-year-old actor earned his first Screen Actors Guild Award for lead male actor in a motion picture for "The Revenant" after eight other tries.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-sag-awards-leonardo-dicaprio-oscar-revenant-20160130-story.html

Google Fiber may be looking to add phone services – The Washington Post

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Google Fiber may be looking to add phone services

Google Fiber is sending out invitations to an experimental telephone service for some of its high-speed Internet subscribers, according to two people who have received the invitation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/01/29/google-fiber-wants-to-bundle-in-phone-service/

New museum app: like GPS, only indoors – San Jose Mercury News

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New museum app: like GPS, only indoors

The de Young Museum in San Francisco has launched a new app that uses the latest indoor mapping technology to take you by the hand, in a virtual sense, guiding you toward that favorite painting or installation. Just like GPS, only indoors, it’s the first app to use Apple’s indoor positioning with core location technology.

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_29309472/new-museum-app-like-gps-only-indoors

U.S. and European Negotiators Near Deadline for Data Transfer Deal – The New York Times

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U.S. and European Negotiators Near Deadline for Data Transfer Deal

Officials are in last-minute talks over a new trans-Atlantic pact that international companies must rely on to move digital data between the regions.

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