Tag "USB 3.0"
I keep prattling on about USB Type-C is taking over, and that this is good news. But, as always, switching from one standard (or from
Memory card formats don’t tend to change often, but when they do, there’s usually a good reason. Unfortunately for the old CF cards, it might be time to move on.
We’re now storing more data than ever these days, and carrying it around from device to device is now even easier, with USB devices storing even more.
You probably know that you can’t plug in a standard USB drive into your phone, but the next types of USB drives should support your phones without issues.
The future of the Thunderbolt port on Apple computers just got a little murky as Intel changed tactic for the next generation of the technology.
Backing up is vitally important, and while many of us don't do it enough, often a lack of speed is the issue. That might be a thing of the past as Samsung finds a way to makes it super-speedy internal drives a reality outside the computer.
Everyone has a different way of celebrating the new year. You might eat a lot of food, possibly a moon cake, but if you’re Kingston, you apparently release a USB drive.
Aside for a new year, 2015 also heralds the introduction of more companies using Intel’s new 5th generation Core processors, and managing to make their laptops even thinner than before. Dell is chiming in with its own, ready for action with lighter and slimmer machines for 2015.
While we love the microUSB/USB combo drives, the fact that they’re never made for USB 3.0 bothers us, but Lexar is changing that this year, and even providing a massive boost of storage for smartphones, too.
Mac and Windows people don’t often meet on common ground, at least in regards to hard drives, file systems, and transfer technology, but G-Tech’s mobile drive might just offer a common denominator, catering to both the USB 3.0 of the PC world, and the Thunderbolt found on Macs.
While we’re big fans of on-the-go USB sticks — thumbdrives that can plug into both a smartphone and a computer for easy transfers — our pet peeve is easily that they’re always USB 2.0, but Kingston is fixing this.
Every year, the average size for TV purchases changes, and while last year 47 inches was where it was at, this year it’s all about 55 inch tellies, with prices dropping below a grand.
Networking gear can look industrial at the best of times, but the latest wireless router from Netgear reminds us of a stealth fighter, ready to slice up the airwaves with its angular design and souped-up tech.
Computer maker Lenovo is thinking of making computers slimmer than ever with a new model that will be hitting this year, bringing carbon fibre to a light new lappy with some cool technologies thrown in for good measure.
Another change to the USB format is coming, and the good news isn’t just that it will move data faster, but that it will also be next to impossible to plug in the wrong way.
It doesn't seem like so long ago when hard drives were massive and heavy and required their own bulky power supply, and yet, here we are now, with terabytes of storage that can fit comfortably in your shirt pocket.