Home automation seems to be a big tapping niche for most of the technology companies around the world today. Some of us will go for obvious choices such as connected light bulbs (which are decent) or robot vacuums while others want the feel of security brought about by smart locks. However, the real feeling of automation comes when you go for the elevated benefits of a smart home hub. If you do not have technology like this, it becomes difficult to really enjoy a customized nighttime experience, such as the lights going off without you having to fiddle with switches, the thermostat goes down and the locks click into place.
Apple recently released a new product which the world never expected. The new 12” Macbook has only one port excluding the headphone jack. It is a new connector that no one has used before and moreover it is compatible with very many standard USB devices. Most individuals expect that the connector also referred as USB Type C or USB-C most likely will be among the ubiquitous advances in most recent history of consumer electronics and computing. Its reversible port does everything.
During the recent Computex show that took place in Taiwan, representatives of Intel Israel presented their newest creation – the Thunderbolt 3 all-in-one technology that provides incredible speeds of data transfer. Thunderbolt always carried the reputation of a top standard when it comes to speed, but because of its use of connectors which utilize the Mini DisplayPort technology, it did not gain much in the way of adoption. But now, with the information that the Thunderbolt 3 will be compatible with the more widespread USB-C port, the same approach will most likely gain influence. In fact, the Intel representatives believe it could be a seed for a true connectivity revolution.
The USB-USB transfer cable easily connects two PCs. This cable is mainly used for both huge or small files transfers. However, it is still used to build a small area network where two computers can share internet connection. The end of the cable with the large connector is inserted into the host computer whereas the other end is inserted into the remote computer. The person using the host computer can see the remote computer just as the way he would see any other USB drive. If it is files that need to be copied, then it is as simple as copying and pasting or dragging and dropping just as in regular computer to USB data transfer.
The Nest Thermostat is a smart device. It runs on a Linux-based platform. This thermostat has been designed to accept updates from the Nest cloud services, and it also automatically receives firmware updates. This device comes equipped with a USB port that is normally used for service but it also provides a quick way to charge the thermostat, to manually deliver software updates, for a service technician to use when troubleshooting the device and also as a way to restart the thermostat when all other steps have failed.