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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

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SanDisk, Toshiba reveal world's highest capacity 3D NAND flash chips

SanDisk and Toshiba today announced a new fabrication plant: a 48-layer 3D NAND flash chip that doubles the capacity of previous chips.

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Average cost of a 128GB SSD now just $50 for PC makers

Contract prices being paid by laptop and desktop manufacturers for SSDs have dropped dramatically over the past year.

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Ikea's wireless, phone-charging furniture to jumpstart high-tech home goods

Ikea's recently announced wireless charging line of furniture is expected to jumpstart a trend that will amount to 10 million sticks of high-tech furniture sold in just two years, according to a new report.

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Teen hacks car with $15 worth of parts

With just a little soldering and assembly, a 14-year-old built a device to wirelessly communicate with a vehicle's controller area network (CAN) and remotely start and unlock the vehicle.

Samsung delivers firmware fix for EVO SSD slowdowns

Samsung has issued a software fix to address slowdown problems with its triple-level cell 840 EVO SSDs -- the company's most affordable consumer drive.

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U.S. DARPA researchers announce the self-guided bullet

DARPA's .50 caliber bullets should help snipers remain undetected as they shoot at a target more than a mile away.

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LaCie ships world's fastest external hard drive

The external Little Big Disk drive is aimed at 4K video processing jobs

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Intel kills SSD overclocking plans, unleashes its fastest-ever enthusiast drive

Meet the Intel 730 series, Intel's flagship SSD with improved flash and controller speeds.

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SanDisk announces world's first 128GB microSD card

It has enough room to store 75K photos

Dropbox changes terms of service to resolve disputes

The cloud storage firm gives customers 30 days to "opt out" of the new terms, which specify a means to resolve any legal claims.

Can online music services ever really succeed?

The music subscription sector is intrinsically unprofitable, largely because of the demands of the music industry, a study concludes.

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TV sales in U.S. shrink nearly 10 percent

Consumers seem to have little interest in buying new TVs after upgrading to high-definition models in the last decade.

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Super Bowl gear got its start as a design on a 3D printer

Nike designed the cleats for the Super Bowl athletes' shoes on a 3D that reduced design time from months to hours.

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Apple patents solar-powered MacBook

A case made of switchable smart glass could appear both translucent and opaque.

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The first 3D printed organ, a liver, is expected in 2014

Printed tissue could vastly improve drug testing