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Sherpa Mates With Magellan, Births Garmin's Oregon Personal Navigator

Don’t take your phone hiking — you’re probably not going to get service and bears might eat it. Instead, find your way through the woods with Garmin’s Oregon personal navigator.


Facebook Data Centre Uses As Much Power As The Entire County It’s In

Data centres are power-hungry, and Facebook’s Oregon centre in Crook County is no exception, using 28MW. While that’s fairly standard, it has doubled the power use of the county.


Server Porn: Inside Facebook's Gleaming Green Data Center

Facebook recently took the wraps off its shiny new data centre in Prineville, Oregon and—courtesy the Open Compute Project—we’ve learned the whole massive thing sounds lean, mean and relatively green.


Bored Hunters In Oregon Regularly Shooting Down Google's Fibres

When there’s no deer or quail or whatever it is hunters shoot up in The Dalles around, bored gunmen have been playing target practice with the insulators on Google’s electricity distribution poles. It’s so problematic Google’s moving their fibres underground.


Meet The First US Public Electric Vehicle Quick-Charge Station

Congratulations, citizens of Portland! Specifically, citizens of Portland who own an electric car. You, my fine fellows, are the only persons in the US with the power to charge your lithium-ion battery to 80 per cent in under 30 minutes.


Fourth Dimensional Video Will Loosen Your Grip On Reality

The whole 3D thing is like so early 2010, right? Video artist Don Whitaker has already moved on, using a software script to convert ocean footage into what he imagines a 4th-dimensional perspective might be. Sober viewing is encouraged.


A Beer Fit For Google: Gigabit IPA

Google’s bringing fibre to a special city – whichever city can prove its worth. Portland just threw down some heat by creating its own beer, “Gigabit IPA”. It goes up for a taste-test tomorrow. Will it woo the Goog? [Taplister]


America's First Wave Power Farm Costs $US60m, Powers 400 Homes

Ten 200-ton buoys – each measuring 45m by 12m – are being installed off the coast of Oregon to build America’s first wave power farm. They’ll power 400 homes by harnessing “the energy of wave motion”. Worth $US60 million?


Garmin Has New Toys For Outdoors Types

Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the bush. Walking. Bushwalking, I guess you’d call it. But back in those days, all you had was a map and compass and maybe – if you were lucky – some skill in using the two. These days, there are gadgets like the new Garmin Dakota and Oregon 550 to help you work out which way is north…


Garmin Oregon Handheld GPS Line Gets 3.2 Megapixel Camera, Geotagging

Garmin’s 550 and 550t upgrade to the Oregon handheld GPS lineup add a few new features for outdoorsy types—a 3.2 megapixel camera with geotagging, a 3-axis compass and a enhanced sunlight readable touchscreen.