Thunderbolt 3

Apple’s new Thunderbolt 3 cable is shockingly expensive – here’s why you want it

Apple’s new Thunderbolt 3 cable is shockingly expensive – here’s why you want it

Apple has released a new USB-C Thunderbolt 3 cable that will allow you to connect your Mac to things like Apple's Pro Display XDR and external drives. The cable will definitely turn some heads because of its $129 price tag, because at first glance, it doesn't seem like anything worth writing home about. Dig into the specifications, however, and this starts to sound like one capable cable.

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Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core supports dual 4K 60Hz monitors

Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core supports dual 4K 60Hz monitors

Belkin has expanded its Thunderbolt 3 docks product line with the unveiling of its new Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core, a new model that is compatible with both Windows and Mac. According to the company, its new Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core is the first-ever dual-powered dock of its kind with Thunderbolt 3 tech and compatibility with both operating systems.

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New Thunderbolt hack exposes your files: How to check if you’re safe [Updated]

New Thunderbolt hack exposes your files: How to check if you’re safe [Updated]

A new Thunderbolt vulnerability could allow hackers to bypass a laptop's security and access its files - regardless of your password - in a matter of minutes, researchers have announced. Dubbed Thunderspy, the exploit can be used on computers with encrypted drives, though it requires physical access to the notebook and Intel says that recent OSes, including Windows, macOS, and Linux, have been patched against the hack.

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Plugable reveals Thunderbolt 3 docking station and two new adapters

Plugable reveals Thunderbolt 3 docking station and two new adapters

Plugable rolled up to CES this year with three new products in hand. The company's collection of CES 2020 reveals is comprised of a new docking station and two new adapters, with Plugable saying that these products will "set new standards for peripheral connectivity," in this new year. We'll leave that for customers to decide, but the star of the show is definitely the company's new Thunderbolt 3 docking station.

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DisplayPort 2.0 official: 16K monitor support and multi-8K

DisplayPort 2.0 official: 16K monitor support and multi-8K

If you thought Apple's Pro Display XDR was exciting, get ready for DisplayPort 2.0 to usher in a whole generation of 8K screens and beyond. Freshly published by VESA, the standards association responsible for defining the connection, DisplayPort 2.0 brings with it a threefold increase in data bandwidth performance.

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Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings on the RGB lights, USB ports

Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings on the RGB lights, USB ports

Laptops are getting thinner and some PCs are getting smaller. While that may be a boon for portability and space economy, there's only so much you can cram inside of them. Thanks to technologies like Thunderbolt 3, however, you can keep computers small and slim and offload the brunt of the work to external components. With Razer's latest Core X Chroma, Windows laptop and MacBook users can not only offload graphics intensive work to the GPU enclosure but even charging and data transfer as well.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pen released online only

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen released online only

Those waiting for the newest Galaxy Note-like device with an S Pen will find it in the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen. Meanwhile the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro looks about as sleek and refined as any Samsung notebook has ever before. Both devices were first revealed back at CES 2019. Both devices are now set to be available on March 17th, 2019.

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USB4 eats Thunderbolt 3 for the 40 Gbps super-cable in 2021

USB4 eats Thunderbolt 3 for the 40 Gbps super-cable in 2021

The USB Implementers Forum has had a busy week. At the tail end of February, it seemed to go to great lengths to make USB 3.2 as confusing as humanly possible, and today, it announced the upcoming release of the USB4 specification. At the moment, we've only got a draft specification for USB4, with the final spec to be delivered in the middle of 2019.

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Samsung’s newest QLED curved monitor serves up Thunderbolt 3

Samsung’s newest QLED curved monitor serves up Thunderbolt 3

Samsung may have brought a few new monitors to Gamescom last week, but that doesn't mean it's heading to IFA 2018 empty-handed. Indeed, the company is launching its new curved monitor in Berlin this week, and if you find yourself running out of screen real estate as you work on your projects, this definitely seems to be something to consider.

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Blackmagic eGPU gives new MacBook Pro a graphics boost

Blackmagic eGPU gives new MacBook Pro a graphics boost

If you're picking up a new MacBook Pro today you might want something to plug into one of its Thunderbolt 3 ports, and so Blackmagic has just the external GPU for you. The new Blackmagic eGPU was designed in collaboration with Apple to make perfect use of those high-bandwidth ports, packing a Radeon Pro 580 graphics card and a full suite of ports to be your Mac's desk-side buddy.

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Razer Core X makes MacBook Pro a beast

Razer Core X makes MacBook Pro a beast

This morning NVIDIA revealed their latest graphics card enclosure - Razer Core X - complete with Mac compatibility. Apple isn't about to release a product completely dependent on 3rd-party hardware - but that's never stopped Razer! The Razer Core X AND the previously-release Razer Core V2 will begin to work with Macs starting this week. Below we're running down the differences between the two.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 line gets CES 2018 update plus 4K Thunderbolt 3 display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 line gets CES 2018 update plus 4K Thunderbolt 3 display

Lenovo's ThinkPad line-up is getting a refresh for CES 2018, with updated X1 Tablet, X1 Carbon notebook, and X1 Yoga models, together with a brand new 27-inch Thunderbolt 3 display. While they may be ostensibly targeting businesses and mobile pros, the combination of speedy 8th Gen Intel processors and features like Amazon Alexa mean there's likely to be plenty of interest among consumers, too. As for that ThinkVision X1 display, it might be the Thunderbolt 3 display-hub you've been waiting for.

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