Apple’s MacBook Air gets upgraded



Apple refreshed its wildly popular MacBook Air lineup on Monday, with new models featuring Intel Ivy Bridge processors and 720p FaceTime cameras.

Report: Thunderbolt could threaten USB 3.0 adoption

Apple’s decision to include Intel’s Thunderbolt transfer protocol in its current MacBook lineup is likely to have a major impact on the future of USB 3.0.

Intel: Thunderbolt will co-exist with USB 3.0

A high-ranking Intel executive has confirmed that the recently launched Thunderbolt (formerly known as Light Peak) transfer protocol will peacefully co-exist alongside USB 3.0. 



Report: Intel to deploy Light Peak in early 2011

Intel is reportedly preparing to deploy its Light Peak transfer protocol during the first half of 2011.

Kingston ships USB 3.0 Flash drive

Kingston has shipped its first USB 3.0 Flash drive, which boasts an impressive read speed of 80MB/sec and a write rate of 60MB/sec.

Super Talent fires up USB 3.0 drive with DRAM cache

Super Talent has introduced a souped-up USB 3.0 drive that uses a DRAM caching system to boost small block random performance by up to 300%.

SMSC samples remote USB 3 graphics technology

SMSC recently began sampling its ViewSpan USB 3.0 remote graphics technology - which allows users to easily connect multiple displays to desktop and mobile PCs.

Report: "Widespread" USB 3 adoption delayed until 2011

A new report claims that USB 3 will not see "widespread adoption" until at least late 2011 due to Intel's lack of "direct" support.