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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.

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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Researchers to name the most hackable cars at Black Hat

Is your car vulnerable to an attack via its Bluetooth, telematics, or on-board phone applications? You'll find out at this week's security conference in Las Vegas.

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Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

All right, so it's really just an iPod nano with a 3D printer-produced wristband. But it beats waiting for Apple to set a release date.

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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

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.

Toyota signs wireless charging deal with WiTricity

A Prius that can be charged wirelessly is in the works, thanks to an IP deal between the car maker and WiTricity, which makes wireless charging systems.