NASA's latest data download just covered way more distance, and contained way more awesome, than any earthbound file transfer: the agency beamed a high-def video down from the International Space Station this week using a high-powered laser. Go ahead and give your WiFi router a good stern look.
As great as your smartphone is, there are plenty of things you just don't want to look at on there; you'd rather have them on that big ol' computer screen of yours. Now Bump, which previously let you throw data from phone to phone, is here to help by making it ludicrously easy to get pictures, links, or whathaveyou…
Ultra-fast, Apple-only Thunderbolt technology is about to get a little less exclusive. According to CNet reports, LaCie plans to unveil PC compatibility for the 10gb/s Thunderbolt during the upcoming NAB 2012 trade show.
When it comes to transferring huge amounts of data in the fastest possible time, copper sucks. What you need to use is light. Until now that meant lasers—but nano-scale LEDs can do it with a fraction of the energy.
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA, if you're into brevity) standard is defining the networked home by enabling multi-room DVRs and content sharing. And soon, the already impressive MoCA transfer speeds are going to double to at least 400Mbps.
Turn off your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, everyone! Well...not quite yet. Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully used LED lights to transfer wireless data to a laptop at a speed of 2Mbps.
The new ExpressCard 2.0 standard launched at Computex, and promised transfer speeds of up to 5 GB/s. The new spec will support adapters for PCIe, eSATA and USB 3.0, among other things.
Some ubergeek named Viktor Lofgren devised a way of transfering files between computers using soundcards and noises, following the basic principles used for modems. All you need are two soundcard-equipped computers, speakers and a microphone.
Yahoo Tech hosted its annual Last Gadget Standing competition at CES this morning. Ten gadgets entered, but only one left victorious: Data Drive Thru's USB data transfer cable, The Tornado.
With this USB data transfer device from Think Geek, it's a snap to connect one computer to another. Simply plug one 4-foot retractable USB 2.0 cable into one computer, and the other cable into another, and then you're off and running, dragging and dropping between the two with reckless abandon. It happens quickly,…