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Facebook has already set up shop in North Carolina and Oregon, but it's heading to Iowa for its next -- and biggest -- data center. According to the Des Moines Register, the town of Altoona will be home to a 1.4-million-square-foot facility (code-named Catapult), and it will reportedly be the "mos...

April 22nd 2013 at 2:43pm 0 Comments
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Yes, we'll admit that we borrowed that pun in the title. MooresCloud founder Mark Pesce's Xzibit reference is still a very apt description of the Light, his company's Linux-based LED lamp. The Australian team's box-shaped illumination runs the open OS (including a LAMP web server stack) on an inte...

October 13th 2012 at 10:25am 0 Comments
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Not far from the bustling labs of Northeastern University is the even more bustling hacker space known as Artisan's Asylum. The roughly 30,000 square foot complex is home to more than 100 makers, tinkerers and artists who building all sorts of crazy contraptions. One of the less ostentatious proje...

June 13th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Another piece of interesting evidence of a higher-resolution iPad has been exposed by Ars Technica. Looking at web server logs for February, Ars staffers found that the site had been visited by devices running iOS 6. Additionally, some of the devices had a screen resolution matching the alleged sp...

March 2nd 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Although I've written a book about iWeb, I often tell my clients to avoid using it for their websites if they're planning on hosting anywhere but on MobileMe. Why? When you post to MobileMe from iWeb, you "Publish" and your site is uploaded. Minor changes to a site only take a few seconds to upload...

July 31st 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Using the port of lighttpd on his jailbroken iPhone, Mark Hoekstra of GEEKtechnique offers real-world proof that an iPhone can, indeed, function as a web server. He put up a static page and served 411 unique visitors during the time his server was offline for maintenance. Obviously, that's not battl...

May 5th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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If Symbian can do it, Android certainly can -- and sure enough, there's a web server available for Android devices well before a single handset's even on the market. The entirely Java-based Jetty server made a particularly well-suited target for the port seeing how Android apps are based in Java, an...

March 19th 2008 at 2:32pm 0 Comments
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Mobile security firm Gemalto has hooked up with LG to offer phones supporting its Smart Card Web Server technology, which essentially drops a web server and content right onto a phone's SIM. There are a number of value propositions here, but Gemalto appears to be primarily pushing two of them: one,...

February 18th 2008 at 11:59am 0 Comments
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Nokia's "Raccoon" project to bring Apache down to size and shoehorn it into an S60 footprint is starting to come into its own, spawning the company's "Mobile Web Server" beta that's open to the public. If you still think serving web pages from a data- and power-sensitive device in your pocket sound...

June 27th 2007 at 5:50am 0 Comments