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USB 3.2 Is Here To Replace USB 3.1, And It's Confusing

The USB Implementers Forum or USB-IF has announced USB 3.2 at the 2019 Mobile World Congress. With the rollout of the new standard, the previous specifications USB 3.1 and USB 3.0 are getting rebranded.

Gadgets February 26, 2019

SanDisk Unveils The World’s Largest-Capacity Flash Drive With 4 TB Of Storage

The world’s largest-capacity flash drive is here. Well, sort of — this SanDisk prototype doesn’t even have a name yet, but it’s a super tiny 4 TB storage stick with USB Type-C.

Gadgets January 9, 2019

'Curious' 13-Year-Old Boy Taken To Hospital After Inserting USB Into His Penis

A teen from North China inserted a USB cable into his genitals out of curiosity. The teen was admitted into the hospital after he was unable to take the cable out.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2018

Students Smoking E-Cigarette That Resembles USB Drive Causing Headache For Teachers

Students in the U.S. are now using an e-cigarette called the Juul that is discrete enough to be mistaken for a USB drive. Schools are now banning both the Juul and USB drives.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018

HIV Test On The Go? Scientists Develop USB Tool For Convenient HIV Testing

An HIV test on a USB stick? Researchers have made the technology possible, making HIV tests more accessible without compromising the quality of test results.

Public Health November 10, 2016

The USB Killer Destroys Computers, And It Only Costs About $56

The USB Killer is the perfect device to fry modern devices with a USB port, but it's not for malicious purposes. Rather, it's to help manufacturers iron out a serious vulnerability.

Gadgets September 11, 2016

Your iPhone Or Android Smartphone Can Get Hacked When You Charge Via USB And Laptop

Smartphone owners who charge their device using a USB cable connected to a computer can be vulnerable to hackers. What private information can be leaked from the phone?

Security May 29, 2016

One Cable To Rule Them All: LMcable Can Charge Your iOS And Android Devices

The LMcable brings a solution to the table for people who are tired of having two different cables for their iOS and Android devices, offering a 2-in-1 cord that can deliver power to virtually any portable or mobile gadget.

Gadgets March 2, 2016

Cheap USB Type-C Cords Can Burn Your Gadgets: Best USB-C Accessories To Buy Instead

News about cheap USB type-C cords frying up gadgets has been cropping up, and that's proof that it's better to spend a little more just to be sure your devices won't get burned. Here's a list of the best USB-C accessories that won't damage your gadgets.

Gadgets February 5, 2016

USB Type-C vs. USB 3.1: Here's The Difference

USB Type-C is a physical connector while USB 3.1 is a technology standard. Here are some details about USB Type-C and USB 3.1.

Gadgets December 28, 2015

This Charging Cable Lights Up When Touched, Making It Much Easier To Use In The Dark

A charging cable released by Sewell Direct lights up when it's touched. This makes it easier to connect it in darkness, while eliminating the need for an unwanted night-light.

Gadgets September 1, 2015

The 8 Best Back-To-School Gadgets You Need For College This Year

Back-to-school season means its time to go shopping for the best tech gadgets that will help students make it through the year. From wireless printers to mobile gaming consoles, here are the best gadgets aimed toward college kids.

Gadgets August 24, 2015

LG Launches Its 8-Inch G Pad 2 Midrange Tablet With 32 GB And Full-Size USB Port

LG just launched the G Pad 2 8.0 midrange tablet in South Korea. It comes with a curvier design, up to 128 GB of storage with SD card and a full-size USB port.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 17, 2015

SanDisk Unveils Connect Wireless Stick USB File Server For Mobile Devices With 128 GB Of Storage

SanDisk announced the Connect Wireless Stick, which can stream content to up to three devices at a time and is equipped with up to 128 GB of storage.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 15, 2015

Apple May Have Invented USB-C After All (If John Gruber Is To Be Believed)

Markdown creator John Gruber is backing off his assertion that Apple invented USB-C. Apple still led development of the standard, he claims.

Computers March 15, 2015

Apple's New MacBook Is Beautiful, But Is It Really All That Innovative?

Apple has announced its latest computer, simply called the MacBook. The computer is very innovative, boasting a number of new technologies, but how useful can it be, given the single port?

Computers March 10, 2015

Reversible USB Kickstarter: 'Ryo Adapter' Eliminates The Problem Of Plugging In The Wrong Way

The Ryo is a Kickstarter project for a reversible USB adapter that allows users to plug in USB cables without having to worry about which direction the cable plugs in. The project was funded in less than one day.

Gadgets March 10, 2015

USB Vs. Google Drive Vs. Dropbox: Which Data Storage Option Is Best For You?

A number of different storage options have emerged over the past few years, including Google Drive, Dropbox and the humble USB drive. But which form of storage is best for you? You may just be surprised to find the latest and greatest isn't the best fit.

Apps/Software January 28, 2015

Samsung Portable SSD T1 Review Roundup: Portable, Pricey but Tiny Drive can Pack a Terabyte of Data

Samsung's new portable hard drive boasts high performance in a minuscule build. Dubbed the Samsung Portable SSD T1, it measures 71 by 53 by 9 mm, weighs a mere 30g, but registers write speeds of up to 319.7MBps and read speeds of 392.3MBps.

Gadgets January 22, 2015

E-cigarettes can be Dangerous for your Computer's Health. What You Should Know

E-cigarettes, while safer alternatives to lungs than cigarettes, could be a risk to the user's computer. A report surfaced on Reddit claiming that an e-cigarette infected an executive's computer with malware.

Gadgets November 24, 2014

SanDisk iXpand Aims to Pump Up iPhone, iPad Storage, Make File Transfer a Breeze

SanDisk has announced a USB drive aimed at helping iPhone and iPad users more easily transfer files between their computer and devices. It eliminates the need for cables and an Internet connection.

Gadgets November 14, 2014

WireLurker malware targeting China Apple users, but future intentions remain unknown

A family of malware called WireLurker has been discovered, and it specifically targets Apple products. Right now it seems focused on hitting Chinese users.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 6, 2014

Google shores up account security via a USB approach

Google has announced a new feature in its two-step verification method called Security Key. It allows users to access their accounts using a cryptographic USB device.

Gadgets October 21, 2014

How bad is BadUSB? Security experts say there is no quick fix

BadUSB is a critical security flaw that can turn any USB device into a cyber threat. Security experts have released the BadUSB code online, giving hackers access to it.

Computers October 4, 2014

Apple iPhone 6 might come with reversible USB cable: Report

Could Apple’s upcoming but unannounced iPhone 6 change users’ lives? Possibly, if the rumors of reversible USB cables are true.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 18, 2014

Design for next-generation USB finalized. Yes, it's reversible

The new USB Type-C will allow users to plug in their USB devices into ports either way.

Gadgets August 14, 2014

The debut of the reversible USB, time to switch out cables

The reversible USB connector is finally here. Some 17 years after the last redesign of the USB connector, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced the 'Type-C' connector.

Computers August 14, 2014

Spies, hackers can access your computers via USB devices, experts warn

Simple USB devices such as mice, thumb-drives and keyboards have assumed a new role. They are now the latest tools that hackers would use in destroying personal computers.

Internet August 1, 2014

USB is the latest favorite hacking tool

USB devices boast a serious security flaw. According to researchers, hackers can get into anyone's computer through a USB.

Gadgets July 31, 2014

D'OH, 23% of Americans believe an MP3 is a robot in Star Wars

Proving that knowledge cannot be passed through osmosis, a recent survey found most Americans have no idea what HTML, Blu-ray or other common tech terms mean, despite the fact that most people are permanently attached to their smartphone. The survey was conducted by the coupon site Vouchercloud.net.

Gadgets March 5, 2014

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