Displaying items by tag: Thunderbolt

Japanese personal computer maker Dynabook has released what it claims is the world's lightest 13-inch convertible laptop, the Portégé X30W-J 2-in-1.

Published in Hardware

The USB Promoter Group has announced the pending release of the specifications for USB4, the next generation of the Universal Serial Bus. The spec is expected to be released in the middle of 2019.

Published in Hardware

Intel has enjoyed many incredible achievements over the last 50 years, and while ARM and AMD processors are doing their utmost to disrupt Intel, Chipzilla keeps chipping away, even recently breaking a Guinness World Record.

Published in Development

It seems every portable device is abandoning micro-USB connectivity for USB-C and why not? With a reversible plug and 12 pairs of “cables/lines” available, USB-C is the new data/power superhighway.

Published in Books

There are now four USB charging and data standards — 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1 — and each means different things in terms of power delivery, data transfer speeds, fast charge support, and cable types.

Published in ShawThing
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 09:36

Intel doubles Thunderbolt speed to 20Gbps

Intel's next-generation Thunderbolt interface technology, codenamed Falcon Ridge and due in volume in 2014, will provide two bidirectional 20Gbps channels, doubling the current speed.

Monday, 15 October 2012 18:28

LaCie's portable Thunderbolt drive gets faster

LaCie has tweaked its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt portable drives with the addition of SATA III SSDs to the range.

Thursday, 27 September 2012 14:33

LaCie claims fastest bus-powered drive

According to LaCie officials, the company's latest Rugged drives are the world's fastest bus-powered storage devices.

The Matrox MX02 Dock connects to a Thunderbolt port to provide USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI interfaces.

The Matrox MX02 range of video hardware provides broadcast-quality input and output for use with major editing software, all in a portable enclosure.

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 12:31

WD's lightning-fast Thunderbolt external drive

WD's latest My Book VelociRaptor Duo external storage unit combines a pair of the company's VelociRaptor drives with a Thunderbolt interface for fast data transfer.

Friday, 24 August 2012 08:21

Apple grooms Mountain Lion with 10.8.1 update

The first update for Apple's recently released Mountain Lion operating system has arrived, addressing a variety of issues.

Thursday, 05 July 2012 16:04

Sony's speedy new memory cards

Sony claims it's new XQD S series memory cards are the "fastest ever."

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 08:39

Belkin boosts Thunderbolt Dock with USB 3.0

Belkin has upgraded the specifications of its as yet unreleased Thunderbolt Express Dock. The device will now feature USB 3.0 and eSATA ports, and these changes have added to the price.

Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:46

WD fills the need for speed with Thunderbolt Duo

Thunderbolt peripherals are still thin on the ground, but WD has begun shipping the My Book Thunderbolt Duo dual external drive.

There haven't been many peripherals with Thunderbolt interfaces so far, but that's beginning to change. New video capture and playback devices from Blackmagic Design use the new interface fitted to recent Macs.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:53

Elgato puts SSD on Thunderbolt

Elgato - best known for its TV tuners and related products - is one of the first companies to announce a storage device that takes advantage of the speed of the Thunderbolt interface provided on the latest Macs.

Unless Apple pops a Thunderbolt port into the iPad 3 or the iPhone 4G/5, which seems unlikely, it looks like we'll have to wait until at least the end of 2012 or sometime in early 2013 before tablets and smartphones are at least able to offer a mobile version of USB 3.0 connectivity.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

It's probably misleading to suggest that the Thunderbolt chip used in the new MacBook Air is 'half-power' compared with the one in other new and recent models from Apple, but it certainly is less capable, But is that really an issue?

Published in Mobility

Apple's long awaited updates to its MacBook Air and Mac Mini have finally been announced, bringing forth Thunderbolt ports, backlit keyboards for the Air and a new 27-inch Thuderbolt-equipped screen to lighten up your life.

Published in Home Tech

The rumours of new iMacs coming on May 3rd were true, with Apple's marketing promising 'up to three times the performance of the previous generation', next-gen quad core processors, graphics and Thunderbolt I/O, with prices starting at AUD $1399.

Published in Home Tech
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