Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Microsoft’s Undertakings in Open-Source Soft Sphere

Microsoft Corporation is known for its high performance and compliance with the demands of contemporary consumers. In this light, Microsoft has recently created a subsidiary company, Microsoft Open Technologies, which is called to develop and improve the software with the open-source code. Among other responsibilities of newly-created company, Microsoft Open Technologies is entitled with the liability to track and manage all the corporate investments directed to the open-source software sphere.



It should be stated that software with the open source code is a quite promising sphere in IT field. This is explained by the fact that such soft allows developing, changing, replenishing, and polishing the programs and applications by different users at once. This becomes possible due to the open source code available for several users simultaneously. Microsoft Open Technologies will serve also the unifying factor for the multiple companies and communities that long for cooperation with …

Welcome in a New Mid-Tower GT-A Chassis from Aerocool

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, an award-winning hardware manufacturer from Taiwan, is glad to announce the replenishment to the GT series, launching Aerocool GT-A — a budgetary mid-tower chassis. The model features 475x185x485 mm dimensions and is housed in a zinc-coated steel SECC case. Moreover, potential customers might revel in both, Black Edition and White Edition case versions. Retail price set by the manufacturer makes up 66 EUR.



Aerocool GT-A is targeting saving gamers with particular demands towards the chassis design. Hence, it boasts a non-trivial design with perforated frontal panel, a large side-panel acrylic window, as well as a dedicated dock-station for 2.5/3.5-inch drives. The layout is characterized by the support for ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, the availability of three 5.25-inch drive bays (external), a triplet of 3.5 inch internal drive bays and identical number of 2.5-inch drive bays.


Expansion facilities are introduced by seven slots …
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