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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work