USB

Look out, Thunderbolt: USB Type-C and DisplayPort are coming for you

Look out, Thunderbolt: USB Type-C and DisplayPort are coming for you

USB Type-C won't just address the perennial frustration of trying to plug in your charger upside-down, but also double as a DisplayPort connection in a move that could well challenge Intel's Thunderbolt. DisplayPort Alternate Mode, announced by VESA today, will mean a single USB Type-C cable will be able to drive a 4K or higher resolution display, along with audio, USB 3.1 data, and even up to 100W of power.

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This “Wired” Xbox One Controller is the same as the other one

This “Wired” Xbox One Controller is the same as the other one

Today Microsoft has introduced the "Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows". What we’d like to point out is how extremely similar this controller is to the original. It’s so extremely similar that you might mistake one for the other - shocking!

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Redesigned iPhone 6 cord won’t likely launch soon

Redesigned iPhone 6 cord won’t likely launch soon

Another cut in the reality line for the next Apple power cord for iPhones and iPads has been made. Though we’ve heard plenty of rumors surrounding the next generation in "reversible" USB cords, especially those that’d ship with the iPhone 6, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests today that such a cord is unlikely. At least for the present moment.

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Apple’s reversible USB tipped to not arrive with iPhone 6

Apple’s reversible USB  tipped to not arrive with iPhone 6

Those excitedly awaiting the last-minute rumored accessory for the iPhone 6 might want to stop holding their breath now. According to a third party Apple retailer, the company has yet to place any order for the reversible USB cable from its manufacturing partner, implying that this rather ingenious modification would not only miss the iPhone 6 launch, it would also miss out on a 2014 launch altogether.

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Samsung’s new USB cable lets you charge three devices at once

Samsung’s new USB cable lets you charge three devices at once

Charging more than one gadget at a time can involve jumping through a few hoops -- either you don't have enough cables for them all, or you're short a USB port or outlet. This results in charging some devices partially, swapping in different ones, and never having quite enough battery life when you need it. Samsung is targeting that issue with its newly unveiled three-in-one USB cable.

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Apple’s reversible USB cable detailed in patent pics

Apple’s reversible USB cable detailed in patent pics

If you saw earlier pictures or video of the reversible USB cable Apple is allegedly planning to release with the iPhone 6, you’d know it was a cool concept. You may have also wondered how Apple was accomplishing the feat. Newly released patent info tells us, in some detail, just how the reversible USB will work.

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Elgato Game Capture HD60 vs HD Review

Elgato Game Capture HD60 vs HD Review

Earlier this month, Elgato released the Game Capture HD60, a device made to record video output from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Elgato has the consumer-level game capture market cornered here in 2014 with not just one, but two devices with essentially the same name: Game Capture HD and Game Capture HD60. Today we’re seeing how well the HD60 works while we compare it in a basic way to the original HD.

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This could be Apple’s brilliant new iPhone 6 cable

This could be Apple’s brilliant new iPhone 6 cable

There's an old joke that USB cables have in fact three orientations, because no matter which way you turn them they never plug in properly the first two times, but Apple looks to be addressing that with its latest Lightning cables. After patent filings for a two-way reversible USB connector surfaced last week, now the cable itself appears to have leaked.

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PNY LEGO USB drive launches, is compatible with your other LEGOs

PNY LEGO USB drive launches, is compatible with your other LEGOs

We've seen all sorts of odd and novelty USB flash drives over the years (check out the Star Trek set), but none that can be used as a piece of a larger construction. Cue PNY's new partnership with LEGO, and the plastic-brick storage devices that naturally follow.

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Hallelujah: USB Type-C grabs Lightning’s best feature

Hallelujah: USB Type-C grabs Lightning’s best feature

A new USB plug might not seem like a big deal, but if you've ever cursed your smartphone charger because you can't get it to connect seemingly no matter which way you flip it, USB Type-C being finalized is going to make your day. The new connector, outlined last April, can be plugged into a device in either orientation, as well as supporting faster data transfers and more power.

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swivelCard paper USB connects to your special web page

swivelCard paper USB connects to your special web page

Ever wondered whether the business cards you hand out end up in people's collection or in the trash bin? Or have you ever wished your business cards were more dynamic, without having to employ expensive gimmicks? Do you want a business card that, even if it does get thrown away, isn't a nuisance to the environment? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you might just be the supporter that swivelCard is looking for.

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ has more slots, less power demand

Raspberry Pi Model B+ has more slots, less power demand

The Raspberry Pi Model B is getting another facelift and no, this isn't a Raspberry Pi 2, and all that is implied by that major name change. Instead, the B+, as the name would suggest, is a very incremental improvement over the existing Model B, giving makers and hackers more connectivity options but retaining the same core and keeping compatiblity with the existing software and peripherals.

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