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Apple Thunderbolt iOS related patents spotted

Apple Thunderbolt iOS related patents spotted

It may well be time to get a whole lot faster with image and data transfers on your mobile devices if you're an Apple fan, folks, as several patent applications have been picked up today very possibly leading toward further involvement of the Intel Thunderbolt technology with Apple's iOS products. Though its still generally a toss-up when it comes to who owns what in the Thunderbolt-branded world, it's fairly clear that Apple's Patent Pending invention here, including high speed connector inserts and cables complete with high strength and improved heat conduction will lead to the iOS world.

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Intel’s Thunderbolt I/O reportedly broadening beyond Mac in 2012

Intel’s Thunderbolt I/O reportedly broadening beyond Mac in 2012

It's the day after Christmas eve, and we've just found out that Intel has reportedly told company partners that a full release of their Thunderbolt I/O technology is slated in April 2012. Intel is prepping to go beyond just Macs (Apple's the only company w/Thunderbolt support on its MacBook Air, iMac, and MacBook Pro lineups), and will allegedly launch Thunderbolt on motherboards, notebooks and desktop PCs, springtime of next year.

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Intel rumored to be working on Thunderbolt Ultrabook dock

Intel rumored to be working on Thunderbolt Ultrabook dock

This is pretty interesting. We know that Apple and Intel worked together to bring Thunderbolt to the Mac line of notebooks. The interface is very fast and allows for all sorts of connectivity options. Word has surfaced that Intel is at work bringing the Thunderbolt port to its Ultrabook platform for use with a docking station.

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LaCie Little Big Disk SSD Review

LaCie Little Big Disk SSD Review

LaCie's Little Big Disk is the Thunderbolt drive your MacBook Pro has been waiting for. It's a fact of life that, while it's rarely cheap to be an early adopter, you do get to have the best toys: a nearly palm-sized twin SSD external drive that looks like a friendlier HAL 9000 and promises previously unseen levels of data transfer speed. Problem is, that speed comes with a $899 price tag; can the Little Big Disk make a Big Strong Case for all that cash? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now available

LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now available

The LaCie Little Big Disk portable external hard drive with the Thunderbolt connector port has finally arrived. The device was first announced back in February when Apple's early 2011 MacBook Pro revamp was confirmed to sport the Thunderbolt port, which was jointly developed with Intel and promises up to 10Gbps of bi-directional transfer speeds and supports daisy chaining.

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Apple Thunderbolt Displays shipping now plus some clarifications

Apple Thunderbolt Displays shipping now plus some clarifications

Apple's Thunderbolt Displays have finally begun shipping, but the company had to post some clarifications as to how the displays can be connected and daisy-chained. Apparently there has been some confusion as to whether the new Thunderbolt-equipped display would connect with existing Cinema Displays via the Mini DisplayPort and how many additional monitors can be linked together.

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Intel: Fiber Optic Thunderbolt is still “way out”

Intel: Fiber Optic Thunderbolt is still “way out”

Intel has admitted that fiber optic versions of its Thunderbolt high-speed connectivity standard could still take years to arrive, leaving existing copper implementations the standard for some time to come. Intel Architecture Group general manager Dadi Perlmutter told PC World that it was a combination of pricing and current speeds being sufficient, suggesting that "at the end of the day it's all about how much speed people need versus how much they would be willing to pay."

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Intel teases Thunderbolt I/O port for Windows PCs

Intel teases Thunderbolt I/O port for Windows PCs

During Intel's Developer Forum, the chip maker showed off some Ultrabook prototypes running on its Haswell-based processor and sporting the high-speed Thunderbolt port. The technology was developed in collaboration with Apple and has so far remained exclusive to Macs. That may change soon as Intel teases that Thunderbolt will be heading to Windows PCs as well.

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Magma unveils three slot Express Box 3T PCIe Thunderbolt chassis for Macs

Magma unveils three slot Express Box 3T PCIe Thunderbolt chassis for Macs

If you have a Mac computer with a Thunderbolt port, Magma may have the best accessory for that port you can find. The device is called the ExpressBox 3T and inside the external enclosure are three PCIe slots that allow you to add different expansion cards to your Mac. The idea is that the box will let those upgrading to new computer still use their old video capturing and edition cards as well as other cards for data acquisition and more.

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Apple’s Thunderbolt Displays finally shipping to stores this week

Apple’s Thunderbolt Displays finally shipping to stores this week

Apple's Thunderbolt Display will finally be shipping to retail stores this week. The revamped 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display was first unveiled back in July alongside the refreshed MacBook Air, both touting a new high-speed 10Gbps Thunderbolt connector port. But, the display hasn't made any progress to store shelves until now.

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VAIO Z Series Teardown by Sony Engineer [Video]

VAIO Z Series Teardown by Sony Engineer [Video]

We got our first official glimpse of the Sony VAIO Z Series back on June 28th, a look that revealed this to be Sony's lightest and most portable effort to date. This 13.1-inch 1600 x 900 notebook runs up to a Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz and weighs just under 1.2kg, all of this available for around $2,286 on pre-order, this magnificent laptop will be hitting doorsteps starting this week! What Sony has for us now is no less than a VAIO Z series laptop torn down and put back together before our eyes by an official Sony engineer!

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Apple $999 iMac for education on sale: Thunderbolt and Bluetooth MIA

Apple $999 iMac for education on sale: Thunderbolt and Bluetooth MIA

As expected, Apple has quietly announced a new iMac variant targeted at education users, bringing the sticker price down to under $1,000. The 3.1GHz iMac uses a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor paired with AMD Radeon HD 6750 256MB graphics and 2GB of memory, and offers a $999 entry point to the 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop machine.

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