Although Google promises that this new 64-bit browser will be faster and more secure than its current 32-bit version, when it comes to speed, it's not there yet.
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The new USB 3.1 standard pushes transfer speeds to 10 Gbps, but it is still way behind Intel's 20 Gbps Thunderbolt technology.
While Apple's adoption of the Thunderbolt high-speed port makes sense given the Mac's appeal to media professionals, it makes no sense for PC OEMs to bother adopting it in the face of USB 3.0.
After being an early supporter of the high-speed interface, the PC maker is throwing its weight behind USB 3.0.
Here's how I added as much as a 128GB of high-speed removable storage to a MacBook — or for that matter any device with an SD card slot — and freed up a USB port in the process.
Microsoft has had to come up with a new way for Windows 8 users to boot from USB drives because the operating system's start-up time is too quick for the old method, the company has said.Since Windows 95, users have been able to press a function key such as F8 or F12 during start-up, to access advanced boot menus, debugging options and other features.
Google is aiming to speed up page load times on its Chrome browser with the recent launch of Instant Pages.
Google has announced a new paid service for webmasters that will automatically speed up the loading of their webpages.Page Speed Service, revealed on Thursday, joins other members of the Page Speed family including a browser extension for testing page performance and an online API to help developers figure out what they can do to speed up their pages.
Opera has released details of project Featherweight, the codename for the redesign of the next version of the Opera web browser.The Oslo-based company said it was aiming to slim down and redesign the browser in order to bring speed and usability improvements.
Nokia has released details of the next version of the Symbian operating system, known as Anna, that improves usability, browser speed and bring new features to Ovi maps.Previously referred to as Symbian PR2, the newest OS build is now called Anna and includes a number of changes from the previous iteration.
WebSocket, a technology designed to open a high-speed browser communications link, is getting back on track after a security problem derailed it last year.
Super Talent has another external hard drive to debut, but this one isn't an ordinary model. The USB 3.0 Storage Pod is a speed demon with 500GB of space to fill.
The latest beta build of Firefox includes a component that gives the open-source browser a boost in the speed with which it renders pages.
Our sister site CNET is reporting that Intel's Light Peak optical connectivity technology, which promises super-high-speed transfers that crush USB 3.0 transfer speeds, is moving closer to being shipped in real products.
"We wanted the frame to say 'Look at the site' not 'Look at the browser'"
Google's Chromium browser for Linux systems will support GPU acceleration, bringing it in line with rivals such as Microsoft's IE9 and Mozilla's Firefox 4.In a blog post on Friday, Google software engineer Vangelis Kokkevis said the move would let Chromium "speed up its entire drawing model, including many common 2D operations such as compositing and image scaling".
Canon claims this chunky little scanner is the fastest portable A4 model on the market - and it can scan both side of the page and feed up to 20 pages automatically.The p150 is portable - but not that portableGetting the full speed means plugging in two USB cables; if that's awkward you can just plug in the one to the power socket but that will slow scanning down.
The latest browser betas from Opera have been released, emphasizing speed improvements and better HTML5 compliance.
Developer EuroSmartz on Thursday released a major update to PrintCentral, the company's printing utility for iPads and iPhone/iPod Touch. Version 1.5 better supports Wifi printing and lets users print DropBox documents. In addition, the company offered software to support USB printers.
Google boasts speed and performance improvements in an update of the Google Chrome browser but new features push deeper into browser-based computing.
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