DisplayPort

DisplayPort 2.0 taps Thunderbolt 3 to drive 2 8K displays or one 16K screen over a single cable

Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) yesterday announced DisplayPort 2.0, a major update to the popular digital display interface that in its latest incarnation leverages the power of Thunderbolt 3 to simultaneously drive two displays at 8K resolution (7,680 x 4,320 pixels) each over a single cable, or one display at a whopping 16K resolution (15,360 × 8,460 pixels).

LaCie 2Big Thunderbolt 3 Dock is a nearly perfect desktop companion

LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate, makes some fantastic products. I've used their Rugged Drive (the same one you can say many an Apple Store employee toting around) for years. Recently, I've been using their updated 2Big Thunderbolt 3 Dock that not only offers plenty of storage, but a multitude of ports and expansion options as well.

Usually we see Thunderbolt 3 devices belong to one of two categories. The first being storage, the second being docking station. There are very few that fall in the middle of that Venn diagram. The CalDigit AV Pro II belongs there, as well as LaCie's 2Big Thunderbolt 3 Dock.

As per usual, to get the best look at this desktop beast, check out my in-depth video.

VESA’s new DisplayPort standard promises 8K screens on tablets, notebooks and all-in-ones

The Video Electronics Standards Association, or VESA, announced yesterday an update to the Embedded DisplayPort standard used in notebooks, desktop computers and other devices.

An improvement over the current DisplayPort 1.2a, the Embedded DisplayPort Standard 1.4a paves the way for notebooks, tablets, smartphones and all-in-ones with screen resolutions of up to 8K, or a whopping 7,680-by-4,320 pixels.

First gadgets using the new standard, based on Intel's upcoming SkyLake chipsets, are expected to hit the market by 2016.