Thunderbolt

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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HP goes Thunderbolt 3 crazy with new laptops, displays and dock

HP goes Thunderbolt 3 crazy with new laptops, displays and dock

Hot on the heels of revealing new professional-grade VR hardware, HP is back today with a new round of announcements. Today the focus is again on professionals, with HP revealing a new line of displays and notebooks for the modern workforce. Essentially, this means that the hardware HP is revealing today is targeted at mainstream users, so if you're in the market for a new workstation, these might be worth a look.

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Intel takes drastic measures to keep Thunderbolt 3 alive

Intel takes drastic measures to keep Thunderbolt 3 alive

Intel is baking Thunderbolt 3 into its new chips and ditching licensing fees, in order to avoid adoption of the high-speed connection stuttering to a halt. The processor company said today that it will make it much easier - particularly more affordable - for third-party hardware companies to embrace Thunderbolt 3, the multi-purpose cable which can deliver data, video, and power over a single connection. The move has already won approval from Apple and Microsoft.

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Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock can drive two 4K 60Hz monitors

Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock can drive two 4K 60Hz monitors

Elgato has introduced its soon-to-launch Thunderbolt 3 Dock, a device that supports dual 4K displays, laptop charging, fast data transfers, and more. The dock, like ones before it, is designed for demanding laptop users who need to, at times, use a full workstation comprising external monitors and, perhaps, an external storage drive or two. The dock is designed for both Windows and macOS laptops.

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Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 docks unveiled

Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 docks unveiled

Serious work requires a serious workspace, and what better way to set up that workspace than Lenovo's new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docks? The Thunderbolt 3 Dock is, obviously, powered by Intel Thunderbolt 3 tech, and it offers an extensive array of connectivity options. The USB-C dock is largely similar, featuring a USB-C port as well as USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 options. The USB-C Dock launches first next month for $199.99 USD, while the Thunderbolt 3 Dock launches in February for $279.99 USD.

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