Intel unveils Thunderbolt (photos)
The technology can be used with any existing peripheral protocols (USB, FireWire, eSATA) via adapters. It can't be upgraded via add-in adapters, however, and you will need to get a new computer or motherboard.
According to Intel, Thunderbolt is designed to co-exist with USB and will slowly change the way users interact with peripheral devices. In the future, the technology can be scaled to support speeds of up to 100Gbps.
February 24, 2011 12:40 PM PST
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| Caption by: Dong Ngo
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