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Archive for 2011

 

Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.0 at IDF 2011

At IDF 2011, we saw a lot of new Thunderbolt peripherals. Mostly storage, but a few docking stations. I will post my pictures of those tomorrow. It appears that Thunderbolt will remain a chip solution and the Innovator that created Thunderbolt will bring out cheaper chips according to Ars Technica.  Also, PC makers like ASUS […]

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First Windows 8 Demonstration of USB 3.0 at Build, IDF 2011 1 Billion plus USB 3.0 products

1+ Billion USB 3.0 Devices in 2 years During the USB 3.0 session at IDF 2011, Jeff Ravencraft pointed out that in the next 2 years, over 1 billion USB 3.0 enabled products will be shipped. For a second I thought about it, and then I realized “Yes, that’s true.” So I pulled up the […]

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Digital Downloads, Donuts (Free Donuts) or “How the Kindle made me fat(ter)”

Occasionally, we have donuts in the office.  They magically appear. I eat the tops off 2 chocolate donuts, then throw away the bottoms.  It’s my way of “Cutting back” I will come back to the donuts in just a moment. My Kindle, My Son I received my Kindle yesterday at  6:42pm. I handed it my […]

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Windows 8 to support SuperSpeed USB 3.0

It’s finally official, Windows 8 will support SuperSpeed USB 3.0.  Microsoft’s blog really lays out all the virtual and real hardware testing that Microsoft has to go through to make sure the drivers work, and work well. with billions of USB products. Microsoft hasn’t announced a Windows 8 availability date, but we know from IDF […]

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Dropping USB 3.0 Host Chip ASPs

DigiTimes reports that Renesas (formerly NEC) will drop it’s USB 3.0 Host chip prices to $1.20 in 2012 So if you followed my other blogs, you can see how the ASP of a USB 3.0 Host Chip has dropped. Now I should point out, that these are ASPs across the board.  Some of these Host […]

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iPad, iPod Frustrations and the Digital IP Life

As I visit Amazon EVERY day for a few minutes, I look for books.  Digital Books.  Which means that more of the money I make goes to Digital IP. I’m looking for good books, that NEVER go on sale in the digital world (as far as I can tell).  So I’m paying full price.  Maybe […]

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TI OMAP 5 for Phones & Tablets with USB 3.0

Here’s a TI promotional video for their upcoming TI OMAP.  I highly recommend you take a look at the entire video. ——— On Feb 22, 2013 — Added 2 links to locations to watch the videos since the old one appears to be broken—–  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgxir1_the-new-omap-5-platform-from-texas-instruments_news?search_algo=2 http://youtu.be/y07-G-GmvBY ——- = End of Edits You will see it […]

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Microsoft Store, Windows 7 Phone & Tablet PC Reviews

So that I don’t have to re-name this blog “To Apple or Not to Apple.” Here’s my really surprisingly, super positive experience at the Microsoft Store in the Mall of America.   USB 3.0 in Laptops After being greeted by several people, in brightly colored T-Shirts, I asked a one person, “Where are the USB 3.0 […]

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iPad 2–My Review

After about 4 weeks with the iPad 2, I’m really surprised at what I’m using it for. I thought I’d use it for: Videos – To watch recorded shows while exercising. Browsing – Casual browsing and news Games – On airplanes Apps – Like Weight Loss E-Mail What I really use the iPad for eBooks […]

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More USB 3.0 Products & Hosts, H.264 over USB

  More USB 3.0 The USB-IF reported this week that 237 USB 3.0 products have certified. First, This is Awesome. 237 products easily supports hundreds of millions of USB 3.0 products Second, We need More. Until now, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification has not been superspeedy. Why? 1) Mostly to keep the quality of the USB […]

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