USB Three Point Wooaaahhhh!

USB 3.0 is right around the corner, and rather than a minor speed boost, it looks like a serious technology reworking that could help USB 3.0 last well into the next decade.

The major features of USB 3.0 are a tenfold speed increase and the obligatory lower power consumption.

"USB 3.0 is the next logical step for the PC's most popular wired connectivity," said Jeff Ravencraft, Intel technology strategist and USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) president.  "The digital era requires high-speed performance and reliable connectivity to move the enormous amounts of digital content now present in everyday life. USB 3.0 will meet this challenge while maintaining the ease-of-use experience that users have come to love and expect from any USB technology."

Of course we told you about this new technology in some detail as well yesterday, in our second IDF Day 1 update, here.  You could be using USB 3.0 devices in just over a year's time, but it might take cameras and other gadgets a few years to actually make use of the extra transfer bandwidth.
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