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  • Hands on: $249 CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus is a great port expander for new MacBoo...

    So I just got in a reply from the wonderful folks at Caldigit regarding my in query about how the USB ports do or don't share busses: "The short answer is that there are a total of 3 USB buses for a total of 7 USB ports. The USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 + 1 USB-A is on one bus. 3 Rear USB-As are on the 2nd bus. Front USB-A and USB-C are on the 3rd bus. "
    lorin schultzfastasleep
  • MacBook Pro eGPUs gain full clamshell mode and hot-plug capabilities in Apple's macOS 10.1...

    cgWerks said:
    If there are other ports on the eGPU like Ethernet or USB, do they function regardless of whether you 'eject' the GPU or not? It would be great if you could use the eGPU or not (i.e.: say you want quiet), but still utilize the extra ports. Though, I guess that would require video passthrough as well for an external monitor.
    I have the Mantiz as well (with Vega frontier) and yes the ports work regardless of whether egpu is active (or even installed). same is true in bootcamp.

    Also, any word on whether the Vega fan speed issue is fixed?
    cgWerks
  • With Bixby still MIA, Samsung scrambling to build Apple HomePod competing smart speaker

    This article makes it sound like Siri (not to mention Apple Pay, the original iPhone itself, and numerous other Apple products) weren't launched in apple's own home domestic market first. Granted, more people around the world speak English than Korean, and at this point voice recognition tech should be beyond such rudimentary growing pains, but the tone of the article seems to suggest that if it doesn't serve the American market first and foremost it's intrinsically a failure. 
    williamlondon