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Surface Pro 8 might have significant changes after all

Surface Pro 8 might have significant changes after all

Microsoft's September event is just a few days away, and many people are already curious not just about Windows 11 but also about whatever new Surface devices the company might have in store for its faithful fans and customers. The Surface Duo 2 is already a big item on that list, and there are some whispers of an interesting new design of the next Surface Book. It almost sounds like that the Surface Pro, the progenitor of all these devices, won't be as interesting, but a new leak about the Surface Pro 8 does put it under a more favorable light.

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OWC’s Envoy Pro SX rugged Thunderbolt SSD is perfect for klutzes

OWC’s Envoy Pro SX rugged Thunderbolt SSD is perfect for klutzes

Thunderbolt external drives may be fast, but they're not typically sturdy, something OWC aims to change with its new super-durable Envoy Pro SX. On the inside, there's a big chunk of high-speed SSD storage; on the outside, there's a ruggedized case which OWC promises is dust, drop, and water-proofed to IP67.

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iPad Pro in April could come with significant upgrades

iPad Pro in April could come with significant upgrades

Years ago, market analysts and tech pundits have declared tablets to be dead. They probably didn't foresee Apple reviving and then conquering that market with the release of the iPad Pro line. From a new tablet-oriented iPadOS to ditching Lightning for USB-C, Apple has been continuously redefining its iPads from top to bottom. The next iPad Pros will definitely fit the bill, at least according to this latest info dump, and it won't just be because of a mini LED display.

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Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma is designed to be seen

Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma is designed to be seen

More than just the availability of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, Apple's decision to ditch all other ports on its MacBooks caused a surge in external docks designed to replace those ports through a single cable. More often than not, these docs are designed to either blend with laptops or disappear into the background or under the desk. Razer's first external dock, however, is the exact opposite and the Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma's signature RGB glow is meant to call attention to its presence instead.

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OWC’s new Thunderbolt 4 hub packs three ports and unique design

OWC’s new Thunderbolt 4 hub packs three ports and unique design

Hardware company OWC has announced a new computing accessory simply called the OWC Thunderbolt Hub. This model, as its name indicates, is a USB hub made for PCs that feature Thunderbolt 4 connectivity and users who need additional ports. With the new hub, users can transform their PC's single Thunderbolt 4 port into one that supports both USB-C and USB-A connectors; it also offers a new architecture that, according to OWC, 'reinvents the daisy chain' in a very convenient way.

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With Thunderbolt 4 on the horizon, good news for Apple Silicon Macs

With Thunderbolt 4 on the horizon, good news for Apple Silicon Macs

Apple may have signed the divorce papers with Intel over future processors, but that doesn't mean Apple Silicon Macs will miss out on eagerly-awaited features like next-gen Thunderbolt. The countdown to the first Apple Silicon Mac - which could be a 13-inch MacBook Pro, the latest speculation suggests - is already on, with Apple promising its first consumer-ready hardware by the end of the year.

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Thunderbolt 4: Intel talks speed, security & when it’s due

Thunderbolt 4: Intel talks speed, security & when it’s due

Thunderbolt 4 is coming, with Intel detailing the next-generation port that promises better performance and more security, as well as greater flexibility on laptops and desktops. Sticking with the same USB Type-C connector as Thunderbolt 3 - and indeed backward compatible with the existing port - computers with Thunderbolt 4 will now support two 4K displays instead of just one.

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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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Intel confirms Thunderbolt 4: Here’s what we know

Intel confirms Thunderbolt 4: Here’s what we know

As with its competitor AMD, hardware company Intel held a keynote event at CES 2020 yesterday. During its show, Intel talked about the systems that store, process, and move data and the wider technologies that will help facilitate this, including 5G networks and artificial intelligence. In addition to showing off its video technology, Project Athena, and more, the company slipped in an interesting mention: Thunderbolt 4.

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Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

The new Blackmagic eGPU Pro was revealed today, aiming to lend AMD graphics power to a number of new Apple computers using Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C). This product is unique in its execution and presentation. While it's a Blackmagic-branded device, it was "designed in collaboration with Apple." This eGPU device will be available straight through Apple Stores and Apple dot com.

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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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