Lucas MearianSenior Reporter, Computerworld

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Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro may be the world’s fastest stock laptop

Apple has been a leader in using PCIe-based flash storage, which offers far greater bandwidth than SATA-based SSDs. The new 2016 MacBook Pro's specs blow away the performance of its predecessor by nearly double.

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Aetna will give Apple Watches to employees, and subsidize them for customers

Health insurer Aetna said it plans to give employees 50,000 free Apple Watches and subsidize the cost of the mobile device for a select number of its largest customers in an effort to bolster its analytics-based mobile wellness and healthcare management programs.

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Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

All right, so it's really just an iPod nano with a 3D printer-produced wristband. But it beats waiting for Apple to set a release date.

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Juicing electric cars though manhole covers among new wireless charging experiments

Automakers and municipal governments are testing new technologies that would make it possible to offer wireless charging stations embedded in the pavement or even in manhole covers -- thus removing the power cords from electric vehicles.

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Thunderbolt drive shipments surge, but USB still reigns

Single disk drive shipments continue to surpass all other storage devices, such as RAIDed NAS systems, for personal data storage, while shipments of hardware with the Thunderbolt interface surged in the past year.