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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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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.

3d organ printer

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

Printed tissue could vastly improve drug testing

Online backup service SugarSync moves to paid-only model

SugarSync no longer offers 5GB of free capacity, but the online backup site plans to release new features next year.

DDR4 memory won't show up in PCs, tablets until 2015

Another memory vendor expects to ship DDR4 this year, but Intel and AMD don't expect to support the new memory boards with their processors until late 2014 or early 2015.

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3D-printed guns can explode, injure users, tests show

Federal firearms agents testing all-plastic guns made by 3D printers say the weapons can explode in users' hands.

Google begins work on six more solar power plants

Google plans to build solar power plants in California and Arizona that are expected to be operational by early 2014 and will generate enough clean electricity to power more than 17,000 U.S. homes.

on techhive.com

Drivers accept self-driving cars if they cut insurance rates

Consumers would allow a computer to drive their car if doing so would cut their insurance rates by 80 percent, according to a survey by CarInsurance.com.

on techhive.com