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Imagine a 10TB Solid State DriveCould a 10TB Solid State Drive be in our near future? Amazon fluffs up their cloud service, Lyft goes social and Tim Cook gives back.
Amazon's cloud service expands and how a 10 Terabyte drive may be coming sooner than you think. I'm Jeff Bakalar in, once again, for Bridget Carey. This is your CNet update. [MUSIC] Amazon has just blown out its cloud storage solution for its customers by offering new super cheap plans. Two new unlimited data packages have just rolled out. One for photos, and one for any kind of data. The new unlimited photos plan will go for $12 a year and let users store an unlimited amount of image files in their cloud, though you do get five gigs for anything you want as well, and for $60 a year there's the unlimited everything plan, which, you guessed it, will let users upload and store anything they want. Now, if you're all ready an Amazon Prime subscriber, you have the unlimited photos plan baked in, but there's no discount on the unlimited plan for anyone. The crowd sourced ride hailing service Lyft will soon let passengers and drivers share more about themselves through the introduction of user profiles. Lyft has been built around the notion of a friendly, warm and fuzzy sociable attitude. And now you'll be able to learn a little more about your driver and or passenger before the actual ride. These profiles will share a users home town, their musical tastes and a brief bio. And it'll also highlight any. Any Facebook connections between the two parties. There's some pretty impressive tech coming to the world of solid space storage. Intel along with micron and Toshiba have announced plans to start producing fleshed chips that could mean 3.5 terrabyte drives the size of a stick of gum. Now imagine that in your laptop, your tablet or even your phone. So the technology is called 3D NAND, and it's a vertical spin on traditional NAND architecture. Basically, memory cells are now being stacked on top of each other kind of like floors in a skyscraper to fit more data in the same form factor. As the technology progresses, it's only gonna become more cheaper and more efficient. And it won't be long until we see something maybe the size of 10 terabytes in a laptop. That's a lot of Gif's you guys. And finally, Apple's CEO and now good guy Tim Cook, seen here half smiling, is joining the growing list of tech movers and shakers who are generously donating to charity which is a charge led by Bill and Melinda Gates. Cook plans to give away most of his estimated 785 million dollar fortune after he pays for his nephew's college. This seems to contradict Cook's predecessor Steve Jobs when it comes to public giving. Though there are reports that Jobs secretly gave away millions during his lifetime. Okay, that's it for me. That's your tech news update. Be sure to follow me on twitter and you can stay updated with the latest at cnet.com from our studios here in New York, I'm Jeff Bakalar. [MUSIC]