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Extreme California heat knocks key Twitter data center offline | CNN Business

Extreme California heat knocks key Twitter data center offline | CNN Business

CNN  —  Extreme heat in California has left Twitter without one of its key data centers, and a company executive warned in an internal memo obtained by CNN that another outage elsewhere could result in the service going dark for some of its users. Twitter (TWTR), like all major social media platforms, relies on data …

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SMUD preparing for rolling blackouts as Sacramento hits record temps. Here’s how they’d work

SMUD preparing for rolling blackouts as Sacramento hits record temps. Here’s how they’d work

On a day forecast to become the hottest in city history, Sacramento Municipal Utility District said it “anticipates energy shortfalls” that may lead to rolling power outages Tuesday afternoon or evening, a measure SMUD has not taken in more than two decades. The utility company in social media posts Tuesday morning said “record demand” has …

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Water has been pumped from a canal to a waterway to ease the drought and ensure the harvest since August 18, 2022 in Ma’anshan, East China’s Anhui Province as Chinese provinces and regions are battling prolonged heat waves. Photo: VCG

China mounts full-fledged efforts to minimize impact of heat waves; economy to ‘grow within reasonable range’ despite dual pressure

Water has been pumped from a canal to a waterway to ease the drought and ensure the harvest since August 18, 2022 in Ma’anshan, East China’s Anhui Province as Chinese provinces and regions are battling prolonged heat waves. Photo: VCG As a persistent heat wave continues to affect major hydropower production and electronics manufacturing bases …

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China dims lights in Chengdu subway to save power as heat soars

China dims lights in Chengdu subway to save power as heat soars

The rail system of southwestern city of Chengdu, home to about 21 million people, started operating on “power-saving” mode Wednesday, activating low-power lights and regulating temperatures in stations and train compartments, its operator said in a statement, without specifying how long the measures would last. Photos circulated on social media showed commuters waiting for trains …

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'I Felt Like I Was Going to Pass Out': UPS Drivers Are Furious Over Dangerous Heat Inside Trucks

‘I Felt Like I Was Going to Pass Out’: UPS Drivers Are Furious Over Dangerous Heat Inside Trucks

Simone Martin says her work as a UPS delivery truck driver was especially difficult on July 21, during a heat wave in NYC. In the summer months, Martin often dips a cooling cloth into a container of ice that she keeps in her truck and wraps it around her neck. But during that recent heat …

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Cryptoverse: Bitcoin beats the heat in a jumpin' July

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin beats the heat in a jumpin’ July

A representation of virtual currency bitcoin and a U.S. one dollar banknote are seen in front of a stock graph in this illustration taken January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 2 (Reuters) – It’s been a good month for bitcoin – and we haven’t said that …

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Smart sleep masks claim to help us sleep by enlisting the support of other senses 60 per cent of people reported an increase in sleep problems post pandemic. The Musicozy mask plays tunes through speakers hidden in soft fleece

They sing you lullabies, give heat massages and use cutting edge Nasa technology

Many of us wear an eye mask to block out light when we sleep, but what if your mask could also sing lullabies, give massages and harnessed the latest NASA technology?  Enter the new wave of high-tech eye tech which promises to do just that. These ‘smart’ masks claim to help us nod off by …

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Utilities offer incentives to reduce energy use amid heat wave

Utilities offer incentives to reduce energy use amid heat wave

As the heat wave drags on in New Hampshire, so do concerns about energy costs, especially during peak hours of use.Utility officials said electricity demand peaks from 4-7 p.m., when people get home from work and crank up their air conditioners. They said there are ways to save money and ease the stress on the …

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Limiting crypto helped the Texas power grid weather a heat wave

Limiting crypto helped the Texas power grid weather a heat wave

Comment on this story Comment As a blistering heat wave smothered Texas this week and taxed the power grid with record-high demand, bitcoin mining operators in the state shut down their electricity-guzzling machines. Complying with requests from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas — the grid operator that asked businesses and residents to voluntarily conserve …

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During the past year, 65,976 people reported being targeted by Amazon impersonators, and 5,411 people said they lost money, according to new data from the Federal Trade Commission. The median loss in this group -- meaning half lost more and half lost less -- during this time was $1,050. Amazon truck makes a delivery in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, on July 11, 2022.

Amazon scams heat up along with shopping for Prime Day deals

The Amazon shopping season — known as Amazon Prime Day — is upon us. And it’s time to fend off more rounds of Amazon-related scams. Amazon is a favorite for scammers throughout the year. Nearly one out of five people who reported a business impersonation scam said the scammer pretended to be from Amazon, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel …

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