Apple’s newest MacBook Pro comes equipped with Intel’s Thunderbolt technology which adds a port that can transfer data 20 times faster than USB 2.0. The Thunderbolt conduit can transfer a full-length HD movie in under 30 seconds. Apple brought Intel’s technology to the market, but it may have the power to become a mainstream staple. In other news, the Discovery space shuttle successfully made its final liftoff marking the 39th time it entered space. The crew of six astronauts will spend 11 days delivering repair items for the International Space Station. The Discovery has logged over 150 million miles and is one of NASA’s most historic shuttles. And finally, wireless carriers are turning to Wi-Fi hotspots to ease congestion on its networks. The cost of Wi-Fi infrastructure has decreased enough that making citywide hotspots has become a popular additional to carriers’ coverage. AT&T alone now owns over 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 25, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).