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Chinese company claims to have cracked Apple's Lightning cable

June 26, 2013 - 01:02 PM

Apple has secured its Lightning cables with a special chip, requiring other manufacturers to apply for certification before their accessories can be used with the cabling. The Chinese company iPhone5mod claims to have cracked the cable, allowing unce...

Intel announces next version of Thunderbolt: twice as fast

April 10, 2013 - 05:33 AM

Intel claims that around two hundred manufacturers currently have a license for its Thunderbolt-interface. Nevertheless, the standard still isn't used very often, partly because of the high cost of the required cabling. At the annual NAB event, Inte...

New USB 3.0 specification for capacity of up to 100 watts

July 23, 2012 - 05:43 AM

The organisation behind the USB standard has announced that a new standard of the interface has been finalized. The new specification is of the "Power Delivery" type, which describes how attached devices are powered. The new standard allows for a m...

Thunderbolt cables to remain expensive for now

July 5, 2012 - 03:15 AM

While the Thunderbolt interface has been around for little over a year now, the required cabling is still relatively expensive, with prices ranging between £35 and £50. Up until recently, Apple was the only one that sold the cables. Since then, oth...

Official introduction DisplayPort 1.2

January 18, 2010 - 05:10 PM

VESA has officially launched its DisplayPort 1.2 standard, announced during the CES conference. The v1.2 revision brings supports for 3D-signals, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD. Compared to the last revision v1.1a, the available bandwidth has doubled from 1...

[CES] DisplayPort 1.2 brings 3D and HD audio

January 14, 2010 - 04:57 PM

VESA, one of the driving forces behind the DisplayPort standard, has introduced a new version of the interface during the CES. The new version brings us to DisplayPort 1.2, which will now support 3D-signals, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD audiostreams, as w...

Eminent introduces twistable cables

November 19, 2009 - 02:35 PM

To organize television and computer cables, Eminent has introduced the so-called twistabled cables. Though they can be warped, these cables retain their shape when bent around other cables to keep them bundled. This makes tie-wraps unrequired for cab...

Mini-DisplayPort connector approved by VESA

November 12, 2009 - 04:45 PM

The Vidoe Electronics Standards Association, also known as VESA, has officially approved the Mini-DisplayPort connector. This makes the small version of the DisplayPort plug a worthy alternative to the conventional connector. VESA states that the sma...

Belkin cable for Windows 7 Easy Transfer

October 11, 2009 - 05:19 PM

The Windows Easy Transfer utility makes it easy to transfer files and configuration settings from an old computer to a new Windows 7 system. Belkin has released a special USB cable that can be used to initiate the required transmission; the cable has...

[IDF2009] Impressive USB 3.0 presentations

September 24, 2009 - 04:05 PM

On the IDF tech showcase, several manufacturers surprised us with impressive USB 3.0 presentations. Products using the new version of the popular connector are to become available by the end of this year. The available bandwidth is tenfold the curren...

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