John Paczkowski

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USB 3.1 Accelerates to 10 Gigabits Per Second

The ubiquitous USB standard is due for an update, and it’s about to get a big one. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group said on Thursday that it has finalized the specification for USB version 3.1, an upgrade that will dramatically increase its data-transfer speeds. Where USB 3.0 delivers transfer rates of five gigabits per second, USB 3.1 will deliver speeds of 10Gbps. A nice bump up in performance, and one that matches that of Intel’s Thunderbolt standard — but only for a short while. Before year’s end, Intel will roll out the next-generation version of its Thunderbolt standard, which supports bidirectional data transfers of up to 20Gbps.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik