Only a few years ago, netbooks were primed to become the new face of computing--low-cost, ultraportable devices that left most of the heavy lifting to the cloud. The craze apparently was kicked off by the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) movement, which solidified in 2006 and was dedicated to providing laptops to children in developing countries.
But Apple's iPad stole netbooks' revolutionary thunder starting in the spring of 2010, and demand for mininotebooks is in decline as tablets take over. To their credit, netbooks removed some significant cost barriers to computing, but no one argues today that they're the future of computing.
Water-well drillers in California's Central Valley are working 24 hours a day to keep up with growing water demands amid the state's worst drought on r... More Water-well drillers in California's Central Valley are working 24 hours a day to keep up with growing water demands amid the state's worst drought on record. As irrigation wells dry up, farmers call for help from the drillers, but how much longer will they be able to find new water sources in the ground? Read more about the new rush for underground water, and its effects: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140815-central-valley-california-drilling-boom-groundwater-drought-wells/
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