USB 3.0

Apple Dock Connector update patent could enable USB 3.0, DisplayPort, maybe Thunderbolt

Apple Dock Connector update patent could enable USB 3.0, DisplayPort, maybe Thunderbolt

Apple has patented what could well be the next generation of Dock Connector for iOS devices, potentially including functionality like USB 3.0, DisplayPort and even ThunderBolt. The patent, "Reduced size multi-pin male plug connector", describes a connector that is either narrower or thinner, thanks to various combinations of chamfered, rearranged or otherwise tweaked contacts, and which are technically capable of carrying the signals required for the latest breed of high-speed data bus.

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Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony's third VAIO launch of the day is the new VAIO L Series, all-in-one touchscreen desktops packing 24-inch Full HD displays and a new "edge access" system of touch-sensitive shortcuts integrated into the bezel. Packing a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics and a 1920 x 1080 multitouch display, the L Series also hides a Blu-ray drive and both HDMI input and outputs.

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FireWire has shipped 2 billion ports globally

FireWire has shipped 2 billion ports globally

I would bet that most of us are already familiar with the FireWire port. These ports are common on many devices today with both PC and Mac users getting the ports and add in cards available for rigs that lack the port. FireWire is used for all sorts of things from faster data transfers from external storage than USB 2.0 to sending video from cameras directly to the computer.

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Kingston Outlines USB 3.0 Product Roadmap at CES 2011

Kingston Outlines USB 3.0 Product Roadmap at CES 2011

Kingston has announced their plans for USB 3.0, and how the company plans to leverage the technology with a plethora of new products they will release in 2011. Making the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company has dedicated their products to USB 3.0, and plan on releasing devices that range in usage for prosumers, consumers, and enthusiasts alike.

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