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PCI SIG working on new spec to fight Thunderbolt

PCI SIG working on new spec to fight Thunderbolt

The PCI Special Interest Group is a group people and companies behind the scenes that work on the specifications for various PCI Express specifications. The group is reportedly hard at work on a new cable specification that will compete with Thunderbolt. The PCI SIG backers claim that the PCIe specification will be more open and optimal than Thunderbolt. Apple and Intel worked together on the development of Thunderbolt making it more proprietary.

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Mac Pro and Mac Mini August refresh tipped: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and Lion

Mac Pro and Mac Mini August refresh tipped: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and Lion

Apple is planning to release updated versions of its Mac mini and Mac Pro desktops in the first week of August, according to the latest leaks, with an update to Sandy Bridge 2011 Core processors and Thunderbolt connectivity. CNET TV's Brian Tong says his insiders have confirmed that Apple is holding off on the new hardware until Mac OS X Lion is ready, with both the Mac mini and Mac pro being preloaded with the updated OS.

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LaCie Little Big Disks Thunderbolt Series, Fastest Mobile Storage Demoed At Computex 2011

LaCie Little Big Disks Thunderbolt Series, Fastest Mobile Storage Demoed At Computex 2011

So now that you've picked up a new MacBook Pro or a new iMac, you want to take advantage of that ultra speedy 10Gbps Thunderbolt port. Well, one of Intel's first partners to release Thunderbolt compatible peripherals is LaCie, and they've just demonstrated at Computex 2011 blazing speeds in a daisy chain configuration of its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series portable external hard drives.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula, SABERTOOTH 990FX and M5A99/97 motherboards outed

ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula, SABERTOOTH 990FX and M5A99/97 motherboards outed

ASUS has brought motherboards to Computex as well as tablets and notebooks, with several new AMD 9 Series models offering things like AMD CrossFireX, NVIDIA SLI and Intel ThunderBolt connectivity depending on 'board. The ASUS M5A99/97 Series, the TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX and the ROG Crosshair V Formula all support 990FX/990X/970 chipsets and AM3+ CPUs, with the Republic of Gamers 'board having a ThunderBolt audio/LAN combo expansion card.

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VAIO Hybrid PC Featuring Sony’s Thunderbolt Port?

VAIO Hybrid PC Featuring Sony’s Thunderbolt Port?

Have a peek at the image below and tell me what you see. Does that look like a Thunderbolt port to you? According to a "trusted source" speaking with Engadget it is. What's important here, perhaps even more important than the idea that this actually is a port that supports Sony's upcoming Thunderbolt interpretation is that this could mean that Sony is indeed sold on the idea of Thunderbolt and instead of going with Apple's Mini DisplayPort implementation, they've chosen a USB port.

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Verizon 4G LTE Down Nationwide

Verizon 4G LTE Down Nationwide

Verizon's experiencing some stumbling blocks the day before the commercial release of their new DROID Charge by Samsung. The LTE network that Thunderbolt users have been using with speeds of up to 12Mbps down is curently broken. Completely broken, as in down nationwide. This is only affecting the LTE component of Verizon's network, their 3G network is as strong as ever. Verizon is aware of the problem and has it's engineers working for a fix. For you Thunderbolt owners with a broken phone, there is also a workaround. This network outage is just five days after Verizon rolled out LTE to six more cities across the US.

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