22 Apr 2017 19:02:58
When man invented the wheel, it was a significant step forward. It helped him cultivate his crops, plough his land, create storage vessels and most importantly transport anything to a place at high speed. It has become such an important component in our lives, today in the 21s century that now it is obvious for engineers and industrialists to innovate and commercialise the technology to greater heights.
Today, we can relate that analogy to so many things around us. It may be on our person, in our homes, in our society, our government or policy and even the finer things that we use in our machin...Read More
19 Apr 2017 18:16:24
Apple will reportedly continue to bundle a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter with its new lineup of iPhones this fall, the same as it did with iPhone 7 last year to help ease the transition for customers to a device without a traditional headphone jack.
The news is according to a research note out today from Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis who speculates that Apple will likely drop the complimentary adapter sometime in the future, possibly with the 2018 lineup:
Debate whether Lightning adapter stays in box, we believe it stays this year but goes away at some point, potentially in the 2018...Read More
15 Apr 2017 18:55:47
If you recently plugged in Apple’s Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, you were likely met with an alert requesting an update for the device. The update is performed over the air directly via the iOS device that the dongle is connected to. It’s not clear what new enhancements or bug fixes, if any, are included with the new update, but there are no glaring user-facing changes that we’ve spotted thus far.When you connect an official dongle, such as Apple’s USB Camera Adapter, you’ll find a new section in the iOS Settings app dedicated to the device under the General section. This area includes in...Read More
14 Apr 2017 14:28:43
This is an interested test for all whoever wondered why USB charging cables always seem to break at a particular spot. In essence, the USB charging cable can endure some strain but ultimately should be minded to get longer use out of them.
11 Apr 2017 17:24:04
Cables are just some of the things we take for granted, but if you really think about it, they’re pretty important. Yes we have the ones that come with our smartphones or tablets out of the box, but just in case they get lost or don’t work anymore, there are several options for good ones out in the market. One of the more popular ones is Belkin’s MIXIT DuraTek cable collection, and now they’re adding another member to it with the announcement of the MIXIT↑™ DuraTek™ USB-C cable.
6 Apr 2017 12:25:43
Belkin's new USB-C cable has Kevlar fiber stitched in
Belkin, purveyors of cases, docks and connectors, is out with a new addition to its Mixit DuraTek cable line that's made for some of the newest gadgets on the market. Plus, it's built to last.
The new cable is of the USB-C variety, meaning it will work with some of the latest accessories, tablets and phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6, to connect to a PC, a growing number of which come with a USB-C port.
Though the total amount of devices with USB-C is still relatively small, it's a standard that's only growing in popularity.
"We hav...Read More
4 Apr 2017 17:10:14
ElectroniCast Consultants, a market and technology forecast consultancy addressing the fiber-optic communications industry, recently released its annual study of the use of certain fiber cleavers and strippers for the purpose of optical fiber preparation processing. According to ElectroniCast, the global use of fiber cleavers and fiber strippers is forecast to increase from $38.7 million in 2016 to $42.6 million in 2021—then the value is forecast to increase at a much faster pace to the year 2026, the organization said.
“Field-installable fiber-optic connectors, fusion-splice use, and other opt...Read More
22 Mar 2017 10:26:47
DJ Techtools published a nice article on audio cables - A Beginner’s Guide To Audio Cables. There are a lot of information in this article about the basics when it come to wiring you audio connections. Starting with the simple Left/Right and Male/Female connectors to the different typs of cables liek RCA Cables, Speaker Cables, XLR Cables, TRS/TS Cables and of course Audio adapters.
Most of the audio cable mentioned can be found on our site here http://www.cables.ie/audio-visual/audio.html and of course our comprehensive range of Audio Adapters - http://www.cables.ie/audio-visual/audio/audio-ad...Read More
28 Jan 2017 17:33:42
Here is an interesting article on network world covering the issue that some of the Cat 5 and Cat 6 cable sold via Amazon aren't - or TIA-approved and could start a fire. Amazon is probably the price leader when it come to Ethernet cables and we have wounder for a while how some resellers can literally sell network cables below cost. Beside the actually material and labour there are other cost that a clearly cut out but some of those reellers. Read the full analysis her - http://www.networkworld.com/article/3157345/hardware/rated-insecurity-faux-cat-6-cable-sold-on-amazon.html
29 Nov 2016 14:24:41
Global spending on Ethernet cables will soon cross the $1bn threshold, say analysts.
A forecast report from Allied Market Research projects that by 2022, businesses will be shelling out more than a billion dollars annually on copper and fiber cables to transmit data and power.
The figures include the spend on fiber and copper cables used in connecting both LANs and data center nodes.
This despite the ongoing march toward high-bandwidth wireless networks and the use of mobile devices for computing tasks previously the sole domain of PCs.
Why, then, is wired Ethernet cable spending set to increase a...Read More