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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.

About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategy, design and engineering firm focused at the nexus of technology, media and marketing. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for Adweek, and is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 25, 2011" by @ShellyPalmer

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