Chromecast is a runaway success, and fast becoming necessity more than curiosity. Microsoft tends to follow trends to market, and has released a similar dongle. The “Wireless Display Adapter” may not be exactly what you’re looking for, but it serves a niche purpose nonetheless.
Ever wonder why you weren’t able to use the power in your smartphone to charge up your other tiny smart device? Wonder no longer - Samsung has a cord that’ll make that a reality. This is the Samsung power Sharing cable.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.