Posts Tagged ‘USB’
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 13, 2016 under General Tech
Over the last few months, quite a bit of awareness has been risen over cheap USB Type-C cables that don't adhere to the proper specification. These cables have been proven to cause damage to electroni... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on March 30, 2016 under General Tech
Throughout 2015 and going on into this year, a Google engineer set out on a mission to save us all from dodgy, non-compliant USB Type-C cables that were being sold on Amazon. He tested so many poor ca... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 15, 2016 under Apple
Following on from reports of a Google engineer's Chromebook Pixel dying after using a dodgy USB Type-C cable, Apple has announced that it is recalling and replacing a number of USB Type-C charging cab... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Orestis Bastounis on January 20, 2016 under Apple, Highlights 2, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Pen Drives
The iKlips from Adam Elements may look like a lowly USB flash drive, but its main purpose it as removable storage for iOS devices. On one end is a USB 3 connector, while at the other, a Lighting conn... more.
16 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 17, 2015 under Virtual Reality
It was way back in May 2015 that we were given a sneak peak at what the recommended specifications for the Oculus Rift CV1 headset would be and they weren't insubstantial: a GTX 970, i5-4590 and 8GB o... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 5, 2015 under General Tech
An engineer at Google has taken it upon themselves to save you from non-compliant USB Type-C cables, with warnings of charging problems and potential damage to your devices. The engineer is Benson Leu... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 29, 2015 under Motherboard
Thunderbolt 3 is the holy grail of USB connections. Using type-C as it's base, it's reversible, can deliver as much as 100 watts of power and it can throughput data at a blistering 40Gbps, making it t... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on September 30, 2015 under PC, Workstation
Hewlett-Packard has introduced its new-generation entry-level Z-series workstations that use a variety of new technologies, including Intel Corp.’s latest microprocessors. The new machines can run s... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on September 5, 2015 under Operating Systems, Pen Drives, Software & Gaming
Even though Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 10 operating system is available for free to those, who already use a recent Windows, the software giant actually sells licenses for the OS to system makers and... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on August 28, 2015 under Accessories, General Tech, Laptop / Mobile, Motherboard, Network, PC, Peripheral
The reversible USB type-C connector is something that the industry has been waiting for since the introduction of the original USB bus in 1997. This year PCs, computer components and mobile devices fi... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on July 31, 2015 under Laptop / Mobile, Mobile, Motherboard, Notebook, PC, Smartphone
Although this year far not all mobile devices will get USB 3.1 type-C ports, next year a lot will change, according to Taiwan-based designers of controllers. Thanks to reversible form-factor, improved... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on July 15, 2015 under Pen Drives, Peripheral
In the increasingly mobile world, it is very hard to find a storage device that is compatible with all gadgets that are in use, is not expensive, is easy to carry and to use. SanDisk has managed to c... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on July 14, 2015 under Motherboard, Peripheral
Asmedia and Intel Corp. have started to reduce prices of their USB 3.1 controllers in a bid to gain market share. Intel Corp.’s “Alpine Ridge” chip offers Thunderbolt 3 in addition to USB 3.1, b... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on July 13, 2015 under General Tech, Motherboard, Peripheral
Asustek Computer is working on an add-in-card that will add Thunderbolt 3 support to its mainboards. The platform will be based on Intel Corp.’s “Alpine Ridge” controller and will significantly ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on June 12, 2015 under Accessories, Mobile, Pen Drives, Peripheral
Integral Memory, a producer of NAND flash-based computer components, has announced its first USB flash drives with both type-C and type-A connectors that boast with 5Gb/s transfer rate. The new drives... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on June 6, 2015 under Computex, Pen Drives, Peripheral
Although virtually all leading makers of mainboards demonstrated their new products with USB type-C receptacles at Computex, it does not seem that makers of various peripherals are ready to embrace th... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on April 14, 2015 under General Tech, Mobile, PC
All leading makers of mainboards recently introduced motherboards that support 10Gb/s USB 3.1, but only a few of these platforms actually feature the new reversible USB type-C connectors. Notebook man... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on March 13, 2015 under Motherboard
Nearly all leading manufacturers of mainboards have introduced motherboards supporting USB 3.1 technology. Since at present the new interconnection tech is positioned as a high-end feature for enthusi... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on March 13, 2015 under Motherboard
MicroStar International (MSI) on Friday said that it is adding USB 3.1 technology to 12 of its mainboards based on various core-logic sets and designed for different microprocessors. While all new USB... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on March 13, 2015 under Android, Mobile, Netbook, Notebook, PC, Smartphone, Tablet PC
The recently introduced USB 3.1 reversible type-C connector has a number of breakthrough benefits that will eventually make it the most popular type of wired interconnection for various devices in the... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on March 10, 2015 under Hard Drives
LaCie, a subsidiary of Seagate Technology, on Tuesday introduced one of the industry’s first external hard disk drive with reversible USB 3.1 type-C interconnection. The HDD is designed specifically... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on February 24, 2015 under General Tech, Motherboard, Peripheral
Although USB 3.1 type-C connector has loads of benefits for end-users compared to regular USB implementation, its usage will remain insignificant till 2016, according to Foxlink, a leading maker of va... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on February 18, 2015 under Motherboard
Asrock has announced two mainboards with USB 3.1 interconnection technologies. The motherboards will support Intel Corp.’s processors and will add USB 3.1 connectors using add-in-cards. It is unclea... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on February 13, 2015 under Motherboard
Although the USB 3.1 standard with a new reversible plug, higher performance and other improvements have been around for about a year now, no commercial PCs so far have adopted it. However, things are... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 14, 2015 under Apple, Mac
Apple and Quanta Computer, a leading contract maker of PCs, consumer electronics and servers, have finally resolved all the issues associated with mass production of Apple’s new MacBook Air with 12.... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on December 30, 2014 under Apple, Laptop / Mobile, Mac, Notebook
One of the key selling points of Apple’s next-generation MacBook Air laptop is expected to be very slim form-factor, fanless cooling and long battery life. However, it turns out that the new system ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on November 26, 2014 under Accessories
Today we are going to take a look at one of Arctic's latest mobile accessories, the Power Bank 4000. We have looked at a number of Arctic's mobile accessories over the last few years and have been g... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 20, 2014 under Headphones, Highlights 2
Today we review the latest in a series of peripherals to be released under the 'Corsair Gaming' brand. The H1500 USB headset offers a pair of 50mm drivers, 7.1 virtual surround sound and a high level ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 29, 2014 under Pen Drives
Kingston is already well known for its desktop RAM modules and Solid State Drives but they also make flash drives for those of you who need to back up data and take it on the go. Chances are, you have... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on August 13, 2014 under Component, General Tech, Laptop / Mobile, Motherboard, PC, Peripheral
The USB 3.0 promoter group this week announced the completion of the USB type-C specification that defines the next generation USB connector. The new plug is reversible and is considerably thinner tha... more.
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