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For such a quiet tech show, this week's Computex in Taiwan may have been a watershed moment that will affect nearly every PC, phone and tablet you'll see in the next few years, if not decade. The new USB Type-C port may have debuted on flagship devices like Apple's single-port new Macbook and Goog...

June 5th 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The next laptop you buy with a USB Type-C port could be even more useful than you thought. Intel today unveiled Thunderbolt 3, which uses an identical port design as its USB brethren. So if Apple sticks with its new MacBook design, for instance, it could adopt the port and enable both Thunderbolt...

June 2nd 2015 at 4:24am 0 Comments
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There's a good reason why the Mac Pro has six Thunderbolt 2 ports: current Thunderbolt tech isn't powerful enough to drive more than one 4K display per port. Future computers shouldn't face that limitation, though. VR-Zone has leaked a presentation which suggests that Intel's next Thunderbolt cont...

April 23rd 2014 at 2:32am 0 Comments
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Originally unveiled at NAB in April, Intel confirmed that its next-generation Thunderbolt technology will land later this year. Codenamed Falcon Ridge, the new Thunderbolt 2 protocol will double the bandwidth of the current Thunderbolt technology to 20 Gpbs, while remaining backwards compatible wi...

June 5th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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While Intel gave us the technical rundown on its next iteration of Thunderbolt two months earlier, it's now announced that it will officially be known as the not-particularly-original Thunderbolt 2. Promising 20 Gbps throughput and support for 4K video, Intel is now vowing to bring the port to mar...

June 5th 2013 at 12:33am 0 Comments
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Although it seems as Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect technology has been consigned to the realm of expensive ideas that just didn't make it, Ars Technica's Chris Foresman has posted a detailed update on the tech and says that "the groundwork laid in 2012 may slowly start to pay off in 2013."...

January 15th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Thunderbolt enthusiasts have only been able to rely on the use of copper core cables -- which offer significant limitations on distance -- for their data transfer needs, but hope is close at hand. This afternoon, Corning announced that it's launching optical cables with Thunderbolt connectivity. T...

January 3rd 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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What's red or black, 4 x 4 inches and exposes itself shamelessly on the show floor at IDF 2012? If you answered Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC), you'd be right. The diminutive PC was on display at Intel's Developer Forum along with its motherboard and cooling assembly. It comes in two flavors...

September 14th 2012 at 6:29am 0 Comments