USB 3.0

Giada i53 aims at HTPCs with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Giada i53 aims at HTPCs with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

A manufacturer has finally decided to build a mini PC featuring silicon other than Intel’s Atom or AMD’s various APUs. In this case it's Giada, today announcing its new i53 “book sized” mini PC. The company has managed to cram in Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors into a 26mm thick chassis, saying that the whole package only consumes 35W. The other specs aren’t bad either.

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Point Grey unveils world’s smallest 4K USB 3.0 camera

Point Grey unveils world’s smallest 4K USB 3.0 camera

Point Grey, makers of industrial digital cameras, has released a new model in its Flea3 USB 3.0 camera lineup that supports 4K resolution and is being touted as the world's smallest 4K camera. It uses the bandwidth capabilities of USB 3.0 to deliver 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution color images at 21 frames per second. All this is stuffed into a tiny ice-cube sized package.

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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock upgraded before drop

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock upgraded before drop

The folks at Belkin really know hot to tease their prospective consumers - with the Thunderbolt Express Dock grabbing an update here well before its actual release. This device will compete directly with the Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt Dock revealed this week and will cost $399 MSRP and will bring a host of connectivity options including three USB 3.0 ports, e-SATA port, ethernet, and FireWire 800. You'll be connecting to your Thunderbolt-laden device so hard you won't know what to do with yourself!

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Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has been the main model tipped to include a Retina display, with not much being said of the 13.3- or 17-inch models. A leaked spec sheet indicates that that 13-inch may not see a Retina display update, instead settling for a mobile Ivy Bridge update as well as two USB 3.0 ports. The integrated graphics also see a bump to Intel’s HD 4000 GPU.

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Satechi expands USB with 3.0 and 2.0 Aluminum hubs

Satechi expands USB with 3.0 and 2.0 Aluminum hubs

This week the folks at Satechi are bringing a couple of small accessories to the world of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports for your computer. They've got one rather smashingly vibrant looking yellow-colored USB 3.0 hub that will allow you to make use of your single USB 3.0 here expanded to four! Satechi also expands your USB 2.0 port to four lovely ports in a new hub made especially for Apple computers with its cool aluminum construction.

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ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard adds Thunderbolt

ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard adds Thunderbolt

USB 3.0 has been trundling along quite nicely, but Thunderbolt has had a bit of a harder time finding a foothold in the market. The tech is only really used extensively on Apple’s line of MacBooks and iMacs right now, and accessories have been slow to appear. Maybe some native support on motherboards will help move things along: ASUS has announced that the P8Z77-V PREMIUM will be the first motherboard certified by Intel to include Thunderbolt.

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Lenovo launches USB 3.0 dock

Lenovo launches USB 3.0 dock

Space is a premium commodity on ultrabooks and thin-and-lights, so OEMs need to cut out ports where necessary to get the chassis as thin as possible. Sony has its own solution in the Power Media Dock, plugging into the VAIO Z in order to provide additional ports and a discrete GPU. Now Lenovo has a similar solution, serving as USB 3.0 hub and port replicator.

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Sony announces VAIO S and Z Ivy Bridge models

Sony announces VAIO S and Z Ivy Bridge models

More and more laptops are getting updated with some juicy Intel Ivy Bridge internals, and Sony is the latest company is roll out refreshed lines. Both the VAIO S and Z series will receive updates, which includes faster processors and graphics cards. The S series is available in 13 and 15-inch sizes, with the latter offering a 1080p IPS screen option and a hefty 1TB of storage space.

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MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

More and more information has emerged regarding the next MacBook Pros featuring Ivy Bridge chips, and now 9to5Mac has detailed exactly what to expect from the new 15-inch model. They say that Apple is currently finalizing the new laptop, and that it will feature a slimmed down design, drop the optical drive, include a high-resolution Retina display, and most interestingly, have several USB 3.0 ports.

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