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32-Thread Xeon Setup for Less Than a Haswell-E Core i7

Originally released in 2012 for a whopping $1,550, thousands of Xeon E5-2670 CPUs hit the second hand market last year as massive data centers upgraded their servers. This 4-year old CPU delivers 8-cores clocked at 2.6GHz with a 3.3GHz turbo frequency and a large 20MB L3 cache. But with supply overwhelming demand, prices have plummeted to just $70, so it's possible to build an insanely affordable 16-core/32-thread beast for less than the price of a Haswell-E Core i7.

Amazon data center glitch knocks out Instagram, Vine and Netflix

Last night, several users began reporting problems accessing some of the major sites that rely on Amazon's cloud-based network. The affected sites and services included Instagram, Netflix and Vine along with several others. Some completely blacked out where as others…

Apple facilities at 75 percent renewable energy use

Apple recently updated their environmental progress page used to chronicle their mission of achieving 100 percent renewable energy. For all of Apple’s corporate facilities worldwide, they are at 75 percent renewable energy – a 114 percent increase since 2010.