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Topic: Thunderbolt

Sony announces first non-Mac 'Thunderbolt' laptop coming to Europe in July

06/28/2011, 12:06 am

Sony on Tuesday took the wraps off a redesigned VAIO Z laptop, which is scheduled to arrive in Europe at the end of July and will feature a proprietary version of Intel's Thunderbolt technology. Meanwhile, Apple has issued a firmware update to improve Thunderbolt performance.

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LaCie demos "Little Big Disk" Thunderbolt SSD drive coming this summer

06/24/2011, 09:06 pm

Peripheral and storage maker LaCie's Thunderbolt and Solid-State Drive "Little Big Disk" is coming this summer, with one hands-on preview demonstrating read speeds of 827 MB per second.

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High costs limiting adoption of Apple's AirPlay and Thunderbolt technologies

06/24/2011, 06:06 pm

High overhead costs associated with adding Apple's new AirPlay and Thunderbolt technologies to devices are serving to limit adoption of those emerging standards by both Apple and third-party hardware manufacturers, according to a report which AppleInsider can corroborate.

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Rumor: Final Cut Pro X on sale, third-party Thunderbolt products unveiled next week

06/14/2011, 12:06 pm

Apple may appeal to its high-end video production customers next week with the release of Final Cut Pro X on the Mac App Store, as well as the announcement of new third-party products that will take advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt port found on new Macs, according to a new rumor.

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Thunderbolt trademark rights will be transferred from Apple to Intel

05/20/2011, 10:05 am

Though Apple originally filed for ownership of the "Thunderbolt" trademark associated with its new high-speed data port, the rights will be transferred to Intel, the company with which it cooperatively developed the new standard.

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Apple, not Intel, filed for Thunderbolt trademark

05/18/2011, 09:05 pm

Counter to early indications that Intel already owned the trademark for the Thunderbolt high-speed I/O technology, recently discovered applications with the U.S. and Canadian trademark offices reveal that Apple has filed for the mark.

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Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt MacBook Airs coming in June or July

05/18/2011, 01:05 am

A new report claims that Apple's supply chain will begin shipments of new MacBook Air models upgraded to include Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect later this month in preparation for a June or July launch.

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HP exec dismisses Apple and Intel's Thunderbolt in favor of USB 3.0

05/17/2011, 10:05 am

PC maker Hewlett-Packard reportedly looked at the new high-speed Thunderbolt port created by Intel and Apple, but has decided for now to stick with USB 3.0.

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Apple looking to make Thunderbolt and USB ports thinner, more durable

05/05/2011, 09:05 am

Apple has shown interest in creating improved input/output ports like Thunderbolt and USB on its line of Mac computers, making the ports thinner, scratch-proof, and more aesthetically pleasing.

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Teardown of Apple's 21.5-inch Thunderbolt iMac finds removable graphics board

05/04/2011, 08:05 am

A look inside Apple's new 21.5-inch, Thunderbolt-equipped iMac desktop discovered the ability to swap out the graphics processing unit board for a new one.

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Apple's new Thunderbolt iMacs get Boot Camp update, dual-monitor out

05/03/2011, 01:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday quickly released an update to address issues with Boot Camp on its new iMacs. Also, the new 27-inch all-in-one desktop supports two monitor outputs via its two Thunderbolt ports, and orders can ship with a Magic Trackpad instead of a Magic Mouse at no extra cost.

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Insiders believe Thunderbolt from Intel, Apple will 'greatly affect' USB 3.0

04/19/2011, 11:04 am

Though Intel has said it plans to support USB 3.0 with its next-generation chipsets, some in the PC market believe Apple's adoption of Thunderbolt could have a major impact.

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Intel will support USB 3.0 alongside 'complementary' Thunderbolt

04/15/2011, 08:04 am

Intel and Apple's newly introduced high-speed Thunderbolt port won't be a direct competitor of the USB 3.0 standard. Rather, the two will be "complementary" to one another, Intel believes.

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Intel to release Thunderbolt developer kit this quarter

04/12/2011, 09:04 pm

Intel revealed on Tuesday that developer kits for its new Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect, which made its debut on Apple's early 2011 MacBook Pros, will be made available later this quarter.

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New MacBook Pro Thunderbolt port gets attention at NAB 2011

04/11/2011, 07:04 pm

A variety of vendors are demonstrating new products taking advantage of Apple's Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pros at the National Association of Broadcasters convention.

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Apple's Final Cut Pro update rumored to add iPad, Thunderbolt support

04/10/2011, 05:04 pm

Comments from an industry insider have offered a glimpse at what Apple is expected to announce at this week's anticipated unveiling of the new Final Cut Pro, including potential support for high-speed Thunderbolt ports and the iPad.

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Apple expanding Thunderbolt team for new devices equipped with high-speed ports

04/06/2011, 09:04 am

Apple is unsurprisingly looking to bring its new Thunderbolt port to new devices beyond the MacBook Pro, the notoriously secretive company has revealed in new job listings.

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Apple granted patent for dock connector with USB 3.0, Thunderbolt

04/05/2011, 11:04 pm

A patent recently granted to Apple reveals that the company is looking into a modified dock connector compatible with newer high-speed communication standards, such as USB 3.0 and a "dual-lane DisplayPort," or Thunderbolt, connector.

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Apple rumored to release new iMacs with Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt by early May

03/22/2011, 01:03 pm

Apple may release a new line of iMac all-in-one desktop computers by the end of April or the first week of May with Sandy Bridge processors and the new high-speed Thunderbolt port, but no major cosmetic changes, according to a new rumor.

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Apple's iPad 2 at Walmart; News Corp subscribers; Canon and Thunderbolt

03/10/2011, 10:03 pm

On the eve of the iPad 2 launch, Apple's latest touchscreen tablet has already shown up on shelves at Walmart, though customers were unable to purchase it. News Corp. announced that it has acquired over 200,000 subscribers to the Wall Street Journal on the iPad and other tablets. Finally, Canon has spoken out in support of Intel's new Thunderbolt interconnect technology.

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