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Future USB 3.0 cables will be powerful enough to charge laptops

USB 3.0, the most recent version of the USB data/power specification, currently offers much faster transfer speeds than USB 2.0. Compatible devices get speeds up to 5Gbps, and soon may see power transfer rates of up to 100 watts. The USB 3.0 spec is still evolving, and recently the group of companies responsible for it […]

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Nettop News: Asus Eee Box with USB 3.0, Zotac ZBOX with next-gen ION

It’s kind of hard to make a nettop stand out from the crowd these days. Sure, you can come up with some sort of flashy design, but we’ve seen plenty of small form factor desktops with low power processors in the last two years. Some have optical disc drives, others don’t. Some have integrated graphics, […]

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Asus launches EM0501 media center, adds USB 3.0 to Eee Box EB1501U nettop

In case you couldn’t tell from the flurry of news this morning, CeBIT 2010 started this morning. And Asus has a number of new and updated products on hand at the trade show in Germany. This morning the company introduced a new kid-friendly netbook model, and the new Asus Eee PC 1016P and 1018P are […]