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Future Macs could get up to 10TB SSDs thanks to new Intel/Micron technology

SSDs are fast, but still expensive compared to spinning metal drives, giving us less storage capacity in today’s Macs than we got in older models. Pick up a classic 13-inch MacBook Pro with a hard drive, for example, and you’ll get 500GB of storage for $1100, compared to just 128GB of SSD storage …

Computer Hardware

Now 3D-Printed Guns Can Fire Even Bigger Bullets

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Intel considers $10B-plus acquisition of programmable chip maker Altera, report says

Intel is reportedly in talks to buy Altera, a programmable chip maker that is valued at $10.4 billion in the stock market, the Wall Street Journal reported.<p>We’ve reached out to Altera and Intel for comment; both declined to comment. But a combination could make sense, as Intel has been looking into …

Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge Hide Samsung's Broken Promise

The reviews are in and the critical reaction to Samsung’s radically overhauled new flagship smartphones is overwhelmingly positive. The problem is most reviews have missed one massive flaw. You shouldn’t be surprised, Samsung has been promising the exact opposite…<p>Contrary to initial reports, both …

Galaxy Note

Intel's Rumored Acquisition Of Altera Could Protect Its Massive Monopoly In Servers

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that chipmaking giant Intel is in talks to buy Altera. If this deal goes through, it’ll be one of the largest deals Intel has ever made – Altera’s market cap stood at $13.36 billion when markets closed on Friday.<p>But this deal is well worth it, said …

Profit

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease<p>The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders.<p>Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy …

Genetics

More secure websites should be coming this summer

As soon as this summer, you may type “.bank” at the end of your financial institution’s URL instead of “.com.”<p>The new, exclusive domains offer a …

Windows 10 Mobile on track for most Lumia phones

Microsoft's next test version of Windows 10 Mobile, expected around the first week of April, will support a lot more devices than the first one did.<p>Microsoft's Operating Systems Group team has added code to the next test build of Windows 10 Mobile that will allow that release to work on the …

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Aims To Kill Google Chromebooks With $149 Windows 10 Laptops

Despite a lacklustre start, Chromebooks are becoming relatively popular in the super-budget end of the portable market. This has worried Microsoft for some time. After all, with a Google-centric experience, not to mention an operating system in the form of Chrome OS, there’s little if anything to …

Consumer Tech

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Ellen Pao lost her discrimination lawsuit against VC firm Kleiner Perkins.</b> The jury decided that her gender did not cause her to miss out on promotions.<p><b>2. Apple CEO Tim Cook published an op-ed in the Washington Post.</b> He's angry over a law in Indiana that lets businesses turn away customers for …

Tim Cook