Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 21:12 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Intel "USB 3.0 might be one of the big stories here at IDF, but Intel just showed off a glimpse of the future: Light Peak, an optical interconnect for mobile devices that can run as fast as 10Gbps. That's fast enough to do everything from storage to displays to networking, and it can maintain those speeds over 100-meter runs, which is pretty astounding. Intel says the idea is to drastically reduce the number of connectors on mobile devices, which should allow them to get even smaller - but the demo was on a huge Frankenrig, so don't expect to see Light Peak devices shipping any time soon."
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this is stupid
by graigsmith on Mon 28th Sep 2009 00:41 UTC
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heres to hoping this fails miserably. why do we need this? optical is for long distance information sending. you can send just as much data on a copper wire when it's that short of a distance anyways. why would you need a real long, and very fragile, cord between your computer and your mobile device when you could just use wireless? people want to use wireless. they don't want to use a fragile cord. and if they need higher speed transfer that what wireless offers they can just use a metal cable to directly connect to send it at higher speeds

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