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Peripheral makers get ready for Thunderbolt

If MacBook Pro users are to reap the benefits of Thunderbolt's faster data transfer speeds, they'll need peripherals that take advantage of the connectivity technology. Macworld spoke to several device makers about their plans for Thunderbolt.

Intel's Thunderbolt gets off the ground

Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect technology, formerly called Light Peak, has emerged from the company's lab and will soon find its way into products.

Apple revamps MacBook Pro line, adds Thunderbolt port

Apple on Thursday updated its MacBook Pro line of portable computers, bringing new processors, better graphics, and a new connectivity standard dubbed Thunderbolt.

Intel to ship 10-core Xeon processor in first half of '11

An Intel spokesman on Thursday said its upcoming 10-core Xeon processor, code-named Westmere-EX, will reach servers in the first half of this year.

Tablets to be supercharged by quad-core chips

Just as tablets with dual-core processors start to hit shelves, chip makers are now shipping samples of quad-core chips that could make the devices even faster.

Scientists calculate total data stored to date: 295+ exabytes

Scientists at the University of California released a report showing that as of 2007, the world had stored 295 exabytes of data.

HP delays shipments of laptops with Intel's new chips

Hewlett-Packard has delayed plans to launch new laptops with Intel's latest Core processors, just a few days after HP stopped making PCs that previously paired the chips with Intel's faulty chipset.

Intel to ship dual-core Sandy Bridge chips on Feb. 20

Intel will start shipping its dual-core Core i5 and i7 microprocessors based on the Sandy Bridge architecture for laptops starting on Feb. 20.

Intel finds design flaw in Sandy Bridge chipset

Intel on Monday said it had stopped shipments of the chipset used with its latest generation of Core processors after it found a design flaw.

A brief visual history of computers

The Computer History Museum's new 25,000 square-foot exhibit entitled "Computer History: The First 2,000 Years" opened this week and includes media and artifact-rich galleries with an in-depth focus on more than 20 major areas of computer history. Here are some highlights.

Remains of the Day: Appy New Year

Wikipedia's founder has some choice words for the App Store model, linguists jump on the app bandwagon (appwagon?), and FireWire hits a milestone.

Famous Apple chip studied by digital archaeologists

A team of chip archaeology enthusiasts is making headway on ‘imaging’ for posterity the hugely-influential but now little-understood MOS 6502 chip that almost...

Intel: Light Peak interconnect technology is ready

An Intel executive on Friday said that its Light Peak interconnect technology, designed to link computers to devices like displays and external storage, is ready for implementation.