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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

Leaked Renders Of Nokia 7 Plus With Android One, Nokia 1 With Android Go Emerge

A new set of leaks shared by Evan Blass on Twitter included renders of the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 1. Another photo included a different color scheme for the flagship smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2018

Google Cuts USB-C Dongle Price To $9 For All You Headphone Jack Holdouts Out There

Google has lowered the price of its USB-C to headphone jack dongle to $9 after previously selling it for $20. Meanwhile, the headphone jack debate continues to plague the smartphone community.

Google October 14, 2017

Rumor: HTC U 11 Won't Have A Headphone Jack, But It's Packaged With A Free 3.5mm Adapter

The upcoming HTC U 11 will ditch the headphone jack like other flagship phones did. But worry not, as the phone will include a 3.5mm adapter in the box.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2017

OnePlus 3T Dash Charge vs. Google Pixel XL USB-C Power Delivery: Which Smartphone Charges Faster? [Video]

The OnePlus 3T is pitted against the Google Pixel XL in a bid to find out which smartphone charges faster with their respective Dash Charge and USB-C Power Delivery fast charging technologies.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 17, 2016

Apple Offers Deep Discounts On USB Type-C Accessories After MacBook Pro Changes Draw Heavy Criticism

Amid heavy criticism over the MacBook Pro's inconvenient port situation, Apple has slashed the price of a number of USB-C and Thunderbolt cables and adapters. You can save up to $20, but only for a limited time.

Apple November 4, 2016

USB-IF Certification To Ensure Bad USB Type-C Chargers Don't Fry Your Devices

The USB Implementers Forum announced a compliance program where companies get to have their chargers verified. This will allow OEMs to guarantee that their chargers no longer fry up smartphones, tablets or laptops.

Gadgets August 17, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Highlights: Top 5 Features You'll Love

Samsung has officially unveiled its new Galaxy Note 7 powerhouse, packing advanced features worthy of a powerhouse. Here are the top 5 features that will likely make you fall in love with the new Galaxy Note 7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 3, 2016

Computex 2016: SanDisk Unveils Dual Flash Drive For USB Type-C Devices

SanDisk announced a neat new gadget at Computex 2016, designed for devices with USB Type-C connectors. The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Type-C comes in four storage options and can read speeds of up to 150 MB/s, so here's the deal.

Gadgets June 2, 2016

Lenovo Zuk Z2 Powerhouse Officially Debuts With Snapdragon 820, USB Type-C And More, On A Budget

Following the impressive Zuk Z2 Pro, Lenovo's Zuk now has another budget offering with impressive specs for its price tag. The new Zuk Z2 packs a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, USB Type-C and more powerful specs, all at a sub-$300 price point.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 1, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Hype: Fiery Snapdragon 823, USB Type-C, 6 GB RAM And More

More information has surfaced on upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6, and hype is building up. The device is expected to rock USB Type-C, a powerful Snapdragon 823 processor, a hefty 6 GB of RAM and other high-end specs and features.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2016

Qualcomm Addresses Quick Charge 3.0 And USB Type-C Compatibility Concerns In HTC 10, LG G5

A Google engineer raised some compatibility concerns regarding the USB Type-C and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology found on the HTC 10 and LG G5. Qualcomm has issued a statement to tackle the issue.

Gadgets April 24, 2016

LG G5 And HTC 10 Not Compliant With USB Type-C Spec, Google Engineer Says

An engineer from Google says that even though LG G5 and HTC 10 are equipped with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, they aren't compliant with the USB Type-C specification. Meanwhile, Qualcomm has released its statement regarding the matter.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 23, 2016

New Software Will Warn You If A Dangerous USB Type-C Cable Threatens To Damage Your Device

New software will protect against faulty USB-C cables. The software, Type-C Authentication specification, was created to help devices and cables communicate with one another to determine whether a cable complies with the standards set by USB governing bodies.

Apps/Software April 13, 2016

Amazon Bans USB Type-C Cables, Adapters Not Compliant To Standard Specifications

Amazon has made it clear that it won't allow non-compliant USB Type-C cables to be sold on its site. It's a big win for a Google software engineer.

Gadgets April 1, 2016

DisplayPort Protocol Update Taps USB-C Whopping Speed For Streaming To 8K Displays At 60 FPS

VESA just updated the DisplayPort transfer protocol and the new provisions herald an exciting future. Your smartphone could someday push 8K video to a display via USB Type-C, with visually lossless Display Stream Compression.

Computers March 3, 2016

Huawei P9 Live Photos Leak: Dual Cameras, USB Type-C, And Everything We Know So Far

Live images of the Huawei P9 have leaked online and point to a dual-camera and a USB Type-C port for the flagship smartphone. The handset is anticipated to release in 2Q 2016.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech 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

Google Engineer Fries Chromebook Pixel 2 After Testing This Third-Party USB-C Cable

Benson Leung, a Google engineer known for testing USB cables to make sure they are safe, discovered how damaging Surjtech's 3M USB A-to-C cable is after he fried his Chromebook.

Computers February 3, 2016

New Sony USB Flash Drives Support USB Type-C And USB Type-A

Sony has introduced the USB 3.1 Gen1 CA1-series, and it consists of USB flash drives that support both Type-C and Type-A ports. It's one month away from rolling out, and that means there's more or less a chance that it'll make an appearance at the MWC 2016.

Gadgets February 1, 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

Microsoft Surface Phone, Aka Panos Phone, To Launch In Second Half Of 2016: Rumor

Microsoft has reportedly shelved an all-metal smartphone being developed for next year. Instead, Redmond may be working on the very first Surface Phone to be released sometime in the second half of 2016.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 2, 2015

Apple Testing USB Type-C, Wireless Charging, Multi Force Touch, Other Features In Five Different iPhone 7 Prototypes: Report

A new rumor from the Far East claims Apple is testing various advanced new features to incorporate into the iPhone 7. Word has it that the company will test out five different prototypes.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 1, 2015

OnePlus Offers Refunds For Incompatible USB Type-C Cable But Won’t Replace It

OnePlus admits that its USB Type-C cable for the OnePlus 2 is flawed. That's why the company is offering a refund, but only to customers who bought the cable separately.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 27, 2015

Don't Buy USB Type-C Adapter From OnePlus, Google Engineer Warns

Google Engineer Benson Leung warned users not to use the USB Type-C adapter being sold by OnePlus. According to Leung, the adapter is not compliant with USB Type-C technology specifications.

Gadgets November 17, 2015

A Google Engineer Is Warning Consumers About Dangerous USB Cables With Amazon Reviews

A Google engineer named Brandon Leung has taken to Amazon to warn potential buyers about USB Type-C cables that can do some serious damage to their devices.

Gadgets November 5, 2015

Google Engineer Exposes Faulty USB Type-C Cables Through Amazon Reviews

Google senior software engineer Benson Leung has taken it upon himself to expose faulty USB Type-C cables made by third-party manufacturers by purchasing them through Amazon and leaving reviews.

Gadgets November 5, 2015

Microsoft To Launch Surface Phone As Ultimate Productivity Phone: Intel Atom X3, Iris Scanner, USB Type-C And Continuum

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new smartphone to be billed under the Surface brand. The Surface Phone is expected to launch alongside a pair of new Lumia flagships that Microsoft is said to be testing on Snapdragon 820.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2015

It’s Official: Asus ZenFone 3 With USB Type-C Ports In The Pipeline

There's a good chance Asus' next Zenfone will include USB Type-C. However, the company isn't quite ready to discuss the Zenfone 3 at length just yet.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 27, 2015

New OnePlus X Photo Leaks Out Showing Off a USB Type-C Connector, Black And White Variants And Premium 2.5D Glass Back

More images of OnePlus X (E1001) popped up through the Chinese consumer portal Weibo. A USB Type-C connector, black and white variants and a 2.5D arc edge were shown.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2015

Nexus 5X And 6P Phones Have USB Power Delivery Via USB Type-C, But They Don’t Support Quick Charge 2.0​

Google's new Nexus phones, the Nexus 5X and 6P, provide support for USB power delivery. While Google claims these new Nexus phones support fast charging via USB Type-C, they do not incorporate Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2015

Microsoft Lumia 950 And Lumia 950 XL: Top 5 Features You'll Love

In addition to impressive hardware specifications, Microsoft's Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL boast unique features that can't be found elsewhere, so here are the top 5 features they bring to the table.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 8, 2015

OnePlus Mini With Helio X10, 13MP Camera And NFC Chip Tipped To Have A $250 Price Tag And 2015 Release

The full set of specs and features for the rumored new OnePlus smartphone said to be in development has been released online. Here’s what we know so far about the OnePlus Mini.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 7, 2015

Google’s Nexus 5X Will Ship With A USB Type-C To USB Type-A Connector After All: Report

If you’re planning on getting yourself the new LG Nexus 5X but was disappointed by recent reports that it lacks the right USB connector to link it with your old PC, here’s some good news for you.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 3, 2015

New Dell Venue 8 Pro, Venue 10 Pro Get USB Type-C, Atom x5-Z8500 And Windows 10

Dell is taking on the business-oriented tablet market, and models Venue 8 Pro and Venue 10 Pro are bundled with hardware and software that make them versatile office tools for a reasonable price.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 24, 2015

LG Nexus 5 (2015) Render And Video Hint At Possible Full-Metal Body, Fingerprint Scanner And 5.2-Inch Display

The upcoming LG Nexus 5 2015 has leaked in a new set of renders and a video, offering a glimpse of its design based on factory schematics. Based on this leak, the upcoming 5.2-inch LG Nexus could boast a full-metal build, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and USB Type-C.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 15, 2015

Lenovo's ZUK Z1 Features Cyanogen OS 12.1, 4,100 mAh Battery And USB Type-C All For Less Than $300

Lenovo-backed ZUK is launching its first handset, the Z1, on Aug. 21. Some of its notable features include Cyanogen OS, a 4,100 mAh battery, USB Type-C, 3 GB RAM and a fingerprint scanner, all for the retail price of $285.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 12, 2015

Leaked Images Show Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Will Have 5.5-Inch Display

The latest leaks about the rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ show the smartphone will likely have a 5.5-inch display.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 4, 2015

Rumors Say 5.3-Inch LG Nexus 5 (2015) With Android M Might Be Set For August Release

The rumor mill is once again abuzz with new reports about the upcoming Nexus device expected to be revealed by Google in time for Android M's launch.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 4, 2015

#OnePlus2: OnePlus Reveals Next Flagship Smartphone Will Sport USB Type-C

OnePlus reveals another component of its upcoming flagship phone. USB Type-C port, anyone?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 23, 2015

Intel Unveis Thunderbolt 3 With USB Type-C Connector: Why Technophiles Love This Power Couple

Intel aims to unify ports with its new Thunderbolt 3 with USB Type-C connector unveiled at Computex 2015. The new cable provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of other cables.

Gadgets June 3, 2015

LaCie Announces USB-C Hard Drive For New MacBook

LaCie has unveiled a new hard drive that uses the same USB Type-C technology found on Apple's new MacBook. The hard drive is the first of what is likely to be many Type-C hard drives.

Gadgets March 11, 2015

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