cables

Knock-off Apple Watch charging cables appear on Amazon

Knock-off Apple Watch charging cables appear on Amazon

Well, here's a bit of a twist: knock-off Apple accessories that are selling for a higher price than the authentic ones. A handful of listings for fake Apple Watch charging cables have appeared on Amazon, and they are all more expensive than Apple's. The cables come from companies such as "Somoder," "Reiko," and "WL," and are priced between $45 and $58. To compare, Apple sells a 1-meter charging cable for the Watch for $29.99, while a 2-meter cable is $39.99.

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USBduo cable features integrated card reader, wooden ends

USBduo cable features integrated card reader, wooden ends

As the number of gadgets that complement our daily lives grow, consolidated devices that serve more than one function become increasingly attractive. The USBduo cable is one such device, and it aims to cut down on the number of dongles and card readers you tote around. At its core, USBduo is a USB cable with a microUSB end. Under its sleeve (or wooden block, in this case) are a couple hidden treats, as well, such as a micro SD card reader.

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Lenovo recalls power cables over fire risk

Lenovo recalls power cables over fire risk

Lenovo has recalled power cords in the United States and Canada over an issue that could potentially cause a fire or risk of burns. About 500,000 of the cables are located in the US, while the remaining 44,000 are located in Canada, and all of them were made between February and December 2011. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 15 incidents have been reported outside of the United States, but there have been no reports from within Canada or the US.

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These 5 products will help your cables stay untangled

These 5 products will help your cables stay untangled

Cords. Everywhere you look, there are cords. We were promised this cord-free utopia long ago, but it’s not arrived. We’re left to manage our tethered, tangled existence all alone. there is good news, though — we’ve found products that can help. Rather than suffer the indignity of tangled headphones and chargers everywhere, we’ve compiled a list of some products that can help you avoid the cat-and-mouse game of cord management. Whether you’re at home or on the run, these products can help!

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HP recalls millions of power cords in US and Canada

HP recalls millions of power cords in US and Canada

During a year rife with recalls (mostly of the automotive sort), HP has been forced to recall more than six million laptop power cords following multiple reports of them overheating and more. The recall is for both the United States and Canada, and covers cords sold from September 2010 up through the summer of 2012.

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Apple’s reversible Lightning cable appears on video

Apple’s reversible Lightning cable appears on video

That new Lightning cable that first surfaced in a patent appeared yesterday in some images leaked by Sonny Dickson, all of which clearly show a new USB end that is able to plug into a USB port regardless of orientation. Fast-forward a short while, and Dickson has followed this up with a brief video showing the cable in action.

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Google has a new enemy: sharks

Google has a new enemy: sharks

Look, I don’t know what it takes to lay thousands of miles of undersea cable, but I know there are some vicious animals under the surface. Google is finding that one out the hard way; it seems sharks are biting their various data cables laid under the sea.

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iPhone 5 vulnerable to third-party cables says repair firm

iPhone 5 vulnerable to third-party cables says repair firm

If your iPhone 5's cable is acting up and you're considering ordering a replacement from a third-party vendor, you might want to reconsider that decision. Repair firm mendmyi has identified an issue that it says is affecting many iPhone 5 handsets, and they all concern the use of third-party chargers.

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MOS Spring reinforced cables have exoskeleton

MOS Spring reinforced cables have exoskeleton

Some cables are more fragile than others, but all end up succumbing to their frequent use, particularly smartphone charging cables, which are often used multiple times a day. MOS, apparently unsatisfied with that reality, has rolled out a couple new cables called "Spring" that feature reinforced construction.

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Corning USB 3.Optical Cables capable of 5Gbps

Corning USB 3.Optical Cables capable of 5Gbps

Corning has unveiled a new high speed data cable that it calls the USB 3.Optical Cables by Corning. These cables are capable of high data transfer speeds over a longer distance than copper cables can achieve. Corning says the optical cables can support transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps over a distance of 30 meters.

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Intel 800Gbps cables aim at data centers and supercomputers

Intel 800Gbps cables aim at data centers and supercomputers

The speed that computers and data networks operate at is always on the increase. It’s easy to think only of improvements in computer hardware and networking as being needed to usher in the fast networks of tomorrow. There are a myriad of other things that are required to usher in faster networks that many overlook.

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ISPs will launch anti-piracy system next week

ISPs will launch anti-piracy system next week

Starting next week, many of the major Internet Service Providers will be launching their much delayed anti-piracy system. The system was supposed to launch at the end of 2011, and again at various dates in 2012, but due to unforeseen conflicts, the system launch had to be delayed. Now according to various sources, the system has been "confirmed" to launch beginning on Monday next week.

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