Fix Your iMac By Adding Four USB Ports To the Front Where They Should Be

For every ten steps forward that Apple's designers make in terms of improved usability for the company's products, they still always manage to take a couple steps back. The world may never fully know why the USB ports are hidden away out-of-reach on the back of an iMac, but companies like Satechi are working hard to… »2/12/15 2:00pm2/12/15 2:00pm

Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.0: The Definitive Showdown

Thunderbolt has arrived on the PC after being exclusive to the Macintosh platform for more than a year. With its promise of 10Gb/s‑per‑channel throughput, what self-respecting power user wouldn't opt for a Thunderbolt-based external backup solution? Well, before you get too excited, let's compare T-bolt… »1/31/13 11:00am1/31/13 11:00am

Why USB Will Replace Every Power Connector You Own

Charging via USB is something we all take increasingly for granted; hell, it's become so ubiquitous you can have USB ports alongside your wall outlets. So it bodes well for a future ruled by USB charging that the powers-that-be have decided that the connection should be able to supply a whole 100 watts of power—enough… »7/24/12 4:03am7/24/12 4:03am

USB 3.0, Thunderbolt Possible in Future iOS 30-Pin Connectors

For those of you wondering how Apple is planning on supporting next-generation high-speed data port technology for future (and current) iPads, Pods and Phones, you might have your answer. Patently Apple has unearthed a 2009 Apple patent for a Hybrid DisplayPort/USB 3.0 Adapter. And since Thunderbolt, the zippy new… »4/05/11 6:57pm4/05/11 6:57pm

Rumor: Intel's Chief River Laptop Platform Will Bring USB 3.0 To the Masses

According to Digitimes—a sentence often fraught with danger—Intel's Chief River processor platform will be announced at CES in January, arrive in early 2012, and bring with it native support for USB 3.0. The Sandy Bridge successor will be based on 22nm Ivy Bridge processors. That feels so long to wait, given that the… »11/03/10 9:39am11/03/10 9:39am