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New USB Specification Promises 100W of Power 287

Blacklaw writes "The group behind the USB 3.0 specification has announced a tweak which could lead to impressive new devices, including large-format displays, printers, and even laptops that are powered entirely from a USB port."
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New USB Specification Promises 100W of Power

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  • Re:PoE replacement (Score:4, Insightful)

    by vlm ( 69642 ) on Wednesday August 10, 2011 @09:11AM (#37043062)

    I just hope it becomes a standard because PoE was nowhere to be found.

    The mark up for PoE switches was/is spectacular, because the marketing guys told them to price that feature at "just below the cost of hiring a union electrician to run a dedicated AC line next to the wall plug". Which, it turns out, is a heck of a lot of money.

    The marketing people forgot about extension cords. So, most of the real world uses extension cords instead. Whoops. PoE was a cool idea, but too sabotaged to ever make it.

  • Re:Finally (Score:4, Insightful)

    by PopeRatzo ( 965947 ) * on Wednesday August 10, 2011 @09:59AM (#37043572) Journal

    Funny you say that, but in the past I had a small electric shock from a broken USB port

    That's nothing. You should see what it feels like when you dip a plugged-in USB cable into conductive gel and stick it about 4 inches up your ass.

    I mean. Not that I would do such a thing.

    Not 4 inches at least...

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