Intel : ’PC makers took the light out of Light Peak’

lundi 28 février 2011

Intel : ’PC makers took the light out of Light Peak’
Thunderbolt will go optical. One day
By Cade Metz in San Francisco
Posted in PC Builder, 24th February 2011 21:09 GMT
Intel originally designed its Light Peak interconnect as an optical technology that would replace all other PC connections, handling everything from LAN to storage devices to monitors. But after the company unveiled it in 2009, PC manufacturers called for a cheaper electrical incarnation – i.e. non-optical – and due to (...)

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USB 3.0 chip shipments to show 120% Compounded Annual Growth to 2015

lundi 14 février 2011

Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei
With more SuperSpeed-enabled motherboards, notebooks and other PC peripherals hitting store shelves, shipments of USB 3.0 host and device controller chips worldwide will increase from 2010 to 2015 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 120%, according to Digitimes Research.
USB 3.0 can read data 10 times the speed of its 2.0 predecessor, allowing for a maximum data transfer rate of up to 4.8Gbps while improving power efficiency. The key strength (...)

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Microsoft Update Trims USB AutoRun For Security

mercredi 9 février 2011

Tuesday February 8, 2011
A special update released today by Microsoft changes the behavior of AutoRun on all versions of Windows other than Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to adapt to the behavior in those new versions. After applying the update (KB971029), users who insert a USB device will no longer see a menu option to execute programs on the device itself. The standard menu options, to view files on the device or play media, will remain, and behavior for CD and DVD media also (...)

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Apple iPad 2 to come with USB port, says report

mardi 8 février 2011

The next generation of Apple’s (NASDAQ : AAPL) iPad is rumored to be released in the first quarter of 2011, and will supposedly come with two cameras for video calling, a new display, and a USB port for use with USB devices. The rumors are reported by the Taiwanese Economic Daily News, a publication that correctly identified the iPad as a tablet device back when other sources thought it was a netbook.
Taiwanese newspapers are known to get scoops on new products due to the involvement of (...)

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New Data Encryption System Coming to Storage Media

vendredi 4 février 2011

February 3, 2011 9:38AM
 Hard disk and flash drive manufacturers such as Samsung, Seagate and Western Digital are turning to a technique known as full-disk encryption, developing storage media that automatically encrypts data as it is stored and decrypts it when it is read back. Requiring just a password, computers with such drives need no special security software.  A new way to protect digital information promises an end to accidental leaks or loss of private information through theft, (...)

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