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Google data centers in one US city consumed more than 1.3 billion liters of water last year

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It’s no secret that data centers, among other things, require huge amounts of water for cooling. As it turned out, sometimes the consumption of individual objects can be impressive.

Google data centers in one US city consumed more than 1.3 billion liters of water last year

At one time, journalists turned to the leadership of the city of Dulles in Oregon to find out how much water the Google data centers located there consume. The city did not want to answer, so the journalists had to go to court. As a result, after more than a year, the data was nevertheless published, and it turned out that in 2021 alone, Google used more than 1.3 billion liters of water. And this is without taking into account sea water, which data centers also use.

The data also showed that Google’s The Dulles facilities have almost tripled their water usage in five years, and the trend will continue as Google plans to expand and build two more data centers. In general, the search giant now consumes 29% of all water consumed by the city.

Google data centers in one US city consumed more than 1.3 billion liters of water last year

Google now has an agreement with the city that commits the company to upgrade the Dulles’ water system to the tune of nearly $30 million, which should improve the situation. But experts worry that a further increase in water consumption can lead to sad consequences in the region’s ecosystem.

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For the first time in the history of Xiaomi. The latest flagship Xiaomi 13 Ultra will receive a variable aperture lens

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Insider Digital Chat Station told something about the camera of the promising flagship Xiaomi 13 Ultra. According to the informant, a lens with a variable aperture will be prescribed in it. This technology will be introduced for the first time in a Xiaomi mobile phone.

For the first time in the history of Xiaomi.  The latest flagship Xiaomi 13 Ultra will receive a variable aperture lens

A first for Xiaomi, but variable aperture lenses are nothing new for Huawei. Perhaps, in the case of Xiaomi, such a lens will be installed in a module with a 1-inch Sony IMX989 main sensor. As for the front camera, it is expected to use a 32-megapixel sensor and a wide-angle lens.

Previously, Digital Chat Station was the first to accurately announce the specifications and release dates of Redmi K50 and Xiaomi 12.

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It became known when MIUI 14 will be released for Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Lite

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The Chinese resource ITHome announced when phones of the once flagship Xiaomi Mi 10 line will receive MIUI 14. This will happen in April this year. Moreover, the update will be based on Android 13, not Android 13.

It became known when MIUI 14 will be released for Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Lite

The firmware will be released for Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Lite. It is also noted that recently Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Xiaomi 11 Lite and Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE received the latest version of MIUI 13.

Xiaomi previously officially confirmed that the devices of the Mi 10 line will receive MIUI 14. But the date or at least the approximate date for the release of the firmware was not indicated. It should be noted that in April MIUI 14 will be released for Xiaomi Mi 10 in China, but in other regions it will obviously appear later.

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We waited two months and we will wait another two weeks. AMD told when it will release a new driver for Radeon RX 6000 and other cards (older)

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We waited two months and we will wait another two

AMD top manager Frank Azor, who is responsible for the direction of gaming solutions, promised users of 3D cards Radeon RX 6000 and older a new Adrenaline driver: it will appear within two weeks.

We waited two months and we will wait another two weeks.  AMD told when it will release a new driver for Radeon RX 6000 and other cards (older)

The situation, if not extraordinary, is rather strange: since the release of the Radeon RX 7000 line, the company has consistently updated the driver for them four times already, while for models based on the RDNA2 architecture (that is, the Radeon RX 6000) and older, not a single driver has been released.

We waited two months and we will wait another two weeks.  AMD told when it will release a new driver for Radeon RX 6000 and other cards (older)

In general, the company adheres to the strategy of releasing a unified Adrenaline driver for all models of its video cards (at least for those based on the RDNA3 and RDNA2 architectures), and Frank Azor once again confirmed this. But only recently the implementation of this strategy has stalled.

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