tech:

taffy

Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy

Its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy, said Apple in a statement. This includes retail stores, offices, and data centers, as well as co-located facilities in 43 countries. Additionally, nine manufacturing partners have committed to power their Apple production with 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number of supplier commitments to 23, says Apple.

Apple currently has 25 operational renewable energy projects around the world, totaling 626 megawatts of generation capacity. It also has 15 more projects in construction. Once built, over 1.4 gigawatts of clean renewable energy generation will be spread across 11 countries, according to Apple.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said in the statement, “We’re going to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products, the way we recycle them, our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and forward-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it.”

[Image courtesy: Apple]

Just in

Best Buy to implement generative AI working with Accenture, Google

Best Buy, in collaboration with Google Cloud and Accenture, has announced plans to deploy generative AI (gen AI) to enhance customer support services and assist employees.  

Intel introduces Gaudi 3 AI accelerator: Going bigger and aiming higher in AI market — AnandTech

The latest iteration of Gaudi will be launching in the third quarter of 2024, and Intel is already shipping samples to customers now, writes Ryan Smith.

Google unveils custom Arm-based chips, following similar efforts at rivals Amazon and Microsoft — CNBC

Google is launching a custom-built Arm-based server chip that will become available later in 2024, according to the report.