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Lenovo USB-C travel hub, speakers take on office duties

Lenovo USB-C travel hub, speakers take on office duties

Joining its newly launched laptops are a series of new accessories from Lenovo, including a pair of speakers and a new USB-C hub. The latter of the three, the powered USB-C Travel Hub, will be available starting this month, though the speaker models won't be launching until later this spring. Each model offers features targeting professionals, including portability and support for Lenovo's PCs.

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USB-C with secret codes making connections secure

USB-C with secret codes making connections secure

This week the folks at the USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) announced the launch of their own USB Type-C Authentication Program. With this program, manufacturers may implement and be certified for the USB Type-C Authentication specification. For the end user - you - that means you'll soon be able to know immediately if a new USB-C cord is able to cryptographically authenticate - that is, give a secret handshake to your phone or PC before it's able to supply power or transfer data.

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Apple 18W USB-C Charger finally here to fast charge iPhones

Apple 18W USB-C Charger finally here to fast charge iPhones

It seems like Apple is making more dreams come true today. It has just finally made available its promised and long-awaited official clear case for the colorful iPhone XR and it has pushed an iOS update that fixes a long-standing annoyance for FaceTime users. And now on top of that, it is making available a standalone USB-C charger so that you can just have one adapter to quickly charge your iPhone and charger your iPad Pro too.

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Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

This week the folks at Leica revealed the Leica D-Lux 7, the latest in their Lux lineup of "Swiss Army knife of Leica compact cameras." This latest model is small, has a high-resolution image sensor, and has a number of current-generation features we usually only expect of smartphones. That includes a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-fi, and USB-C charging.

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OnePlus 6T Review : Clawing its way to the top

OnePlus 6T Review : Clawing its way to the top

This week we're taking a look at the OnePlus 6T, the second of the company's yearly smartphone duo. The OnePlus 6T isn't the same as previous "tock" phones in the OnePlus "tick tock" strategy. Instead of refining the phone they've released earlier in the year, this device is a bit more of an extreme departure. As far as smartphones go, this device is significantly different from its most immediate predecessor.

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Satechi iPad Pro USB-C hub sticks to basics

Satechi iPad Pro USB-C hub sticks to basics

The Satechi "Aluminum Type-C Mobile Pro Hub Adapter" is the company's newest release, aimed directly at iPad Pro. This USB-C hub works with a wide variety of devices, and can extend the abilities of devices other than the iPad Pro. But the intent, here, today, is to make the iPad Pro connect to all the different devices which have thus far been allowed to work with iOS by Apple.

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HYPER iPad Pro USB-C hub makes a MacBook dongle-monster

HYPER iPad Pro USB-C hub makes a MacBook dongle-monster

The iPad Pro 2018 in both sizes uses USB-C instead of Lightning for the first time in the product's history. The accessory-makers at HYPER just revealed one of the first USB-C hub accessories that's made specifically for the iPad Pro 2018. They call it their HyperDrive for iPad Pro. This USB-C hub plugs in to the iPad Pro's singular USB-C port and expands to a wide variety of ports, all in one pocketable accessory.

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iPad Pro buyer’s caution: 5 tips to consider

iPad Pro buyer’s caution: 5 tips to consider

The iPad Pro 2018 in both iterations come with a few idiosyncrasies that might not be obvious to all buyers. Today we're running down a list of 5 things you're going to want to consider before you buy. That is, assuming you've not already purchased your iPad Pro the moment they were made available right out the gate, of course.

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Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

The new Blackmagic eGPU Pro was revealed today, aiming to lend AMD graphics power to a number of new Apple computers using Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C). This product is unique in its execution and presentation. While it's a Blackmagic-branded device, it was "designed in collaboration with Apple." This eGPU device will be available straight through Apple Stores and Apple dot com.

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The iPad Pro USB-C port has one big problem

The iPad Pro USB-C port has one big problem

There are a lot of interesting aspects to the new iPad Pro, but one of the most interesting is perhaps Apple's decision to go for USB-C connectivity. With the new iPad Pro, Apple is ditching its familiar (and proprietary) Lightning port and going with USB-C instead, which is certainly much more standard across a wider variety of devices. For all of the benefits of this new USB-C port, there is one missing piece of functionality that might disappoint some users.

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Surprise! The new iPad Pro dumps Lightning for USB-C port

Surprise! The new iPad Pro dumps Lightning for USB-C port

We heard a lot about the new iPad Pro before today's reveal event. Rumors about the device have been swirling for weeks, and one of the most interesting claims we heard is that Apple's newest tablet would have a USB-C port. As it turns out, those rumors were correct, as the new iPad Pro does indeed have that oft-rumored USB-C support in place of Lightning.

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New iPad Pro 2018 official with USB-C, Face ID, flat sides

New iPad Pro 2018 official with USB-C, Face ID, flat sides

Today Apple revealed a newly redesigned iPad Pro for 2018 with no home button and USB-C on its bottom. The Apple Pencil magnetically sticks to its side, and there's a giant camera on its back. This iPad Pro comes with some rather interesting sharper edges than previous iPads, and it's got an LCD up front that covers more of the front side than any iPad before - there's still a bezel, but it's smaller than it's been in the past.

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