Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 25, 2011

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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.