Teenager Spends £21,000 of His Dad's Money on Historic WikiLeaks Server

£21,000 is, on the face of it, a lot of money for a server. Especially when it's a Dell model from a couple years ago, and even more so when it's been bought by your conspiracy-nut son, using your credit card, without your knowledge. Read More >>

Facebook's Data Centre Humidity "Challenge" Was Indoor Rain

In 2011 Facebook reported that its first data centre in Prineville, OR had a high humidity issue. Probably not the best condition for servers, sure. But it turns out that wonky temperature controls were actually causing condensation in the data centre. Like indoor rain. Like it was literally raining in the server room. Read More >>

Super-Secret Google Builds Its Servers in the Dark

Just how far will Google go to hide its custom-built data-centre hardware from the rest of the world? Read More >>

Want a Minecraft Server to Call Your Own? Take the Gizcraft Survey

We have a fantastic community here at Giz UK (yep, that includes you), and when we put our minds to it, we can do anything -- including setting up our own Minecraft server for a bit of Giz UK-crafting. Read More >>

The Post Office Goes Tits-Up Nationwide After Computer Crash

It looks like the Post Office is having yet more issues, and again they’re pretty serious. The whole of the UK’s 11,800 Post Offices have been taken offline due to a central computer system crash, which kicked off at midday making the place even more miserable than usual. Read More >>

Google's New Data Centre Is an Abandoned Paper Mill in Finland

I don't know what it is about new data centres, but they all seem to resemble the evil lairs of Bond-movie villains. Google's latest, based in a disused paper mill in Finland, is no exception. Read More >>


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