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Intel’s super-speedy new storage tech didn’t arrive soon enough to make it into the new MacBook Pro

The company’s 3-D Optane technology should give flash storage a big boost, but probably won’t show up in laptops until next year.

When Apple introduced its new MacBook Pro laptops last week, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was in the front rows, cheering on the new machines.

Yet while they do use his company’s processors, a key piece of new Intel technology didn’t quite make it in time for this year’s MacBook Pro redesign.

Intel has a new type of storage, known as Optane, that uses three-dimensional chip stacking to allow for faster communication than is possible with even the speediest of today’s solid state storage. Apple has been seen as a likely customer and there was some optimism that the technology could arrive in time for this year’s MacBook Pro, although neither Apple nor Intel has commented on any such plans.

A cross-section look at the three-dimensional mesh storage approach of Intel’s Optane
Intel first announced Optane at its 2015 developer conference, highlighting work that it had done along with chipmaker Micron to group memory cells into a three-dimensional mesh.

Excitement that the chips could be MacBook-bound increased in March of this year, as Intel confirmed that Optane would be compatible with a key storage protocol used by Apple.

However, although the first Optane-based drives are due to ship to customers by the end of this year, they likely won’t arrive in any new products until next year.

That means, at best, Apple designed the new MacBook Pros with Optane’s arrival in mind, so they could be added to future models without significant redesign work. Only time will tell on that front.

Here’s a little Intel video on the evolution of Optane and how its underlying technology works.

Ina Fried #ReCode #TechNews #BizNews #News http://www.recode.net/2016/10/31/13480432/intels-storage-speed-macbook-pro-optane-flash  

How (and Why) to Replace Your Outlets with GFCI Outlets

In pretty much every house where an outlet is close to a water source, you’ll usually find what’s called a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). This is a type of outlet that’s meant to quickly shut off power at that outlet when it detects a short circuit or a ground fault.

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by Craig Lloyd #HowToGeek http://www.howtogeek.com/277145/how-and-why-to-replace-your-outlets-with-gfci-outlets/