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Amazon cracks down on bad USB-C cables that can kill your gadgets

Amazon has started cracking down on crappy USB-C cables that could damage your smart devices. The retail giant now prohibits cables that do not comply with standard specifications laid out by USB Implementers Forum Inc.  USB-C is great; like Apple’s Lightning standard, it’s completely reversible, and it can be significantly faster than its predecessors when based […]

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Satechi’s USB-C hub has a place for your ‘old’ gadgets

Pulling the plug and getting the new MacBook with its single USB-C port doesn’t mean pulling the plugs on your peripherals. Plenty of companies, Apple included, offer adapters. But one of the most versatile and elegant adapters arrived Wednesday from Satechi. Its hub adapter offers three A-type USB ports, an SD card slot and a […]

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XTRON power bank is futureproof thanks to USB-C

It may look like a flask, but the contents of the XTRON pack more of a punch than your favorite bourbon. It’s a portable power bank from Maximas with a whopping 13400mAh. Its best feature is the USB-C port, the up-and-coming USB standard, and it is capable of charging any laptop with this port, especially […]

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Cusby adapters give you the building blocks to adjust to USB-C

You can’t stop staring at the new 12-inch MacBook, especially the gold one. It’s lighter and smaller and while it has all the computing power of your suddenly-bulkier model, you’re not sure about life with a single USB-C port. A…

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Portable battery pack juices up a MacBook with OnePlus 2’s USB-C cable

If you’re still wondering why everyone’s so excited about the new, do-it-all USB Type-C standard, check out the video below, which shows Apple’s new MacBook being juiced up by a portable battery pack and the OnePlus 2’s new USB-C cable.…

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Thunderbolt 3 is now twice as fast and works with USB-C ports

Apple completely removed all ports from the new MacBook except for a solitary USB Type-C that was mocked by fanboys across the world, but now that Intel has taken the wraps off of the new Thunderbolt 3 protocol, new MacBook…

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Apple patent explains how USB-C will make every other connector obsolete

Apple still hasn’t owned up to inventing USB-C, the brand new connector featured on its 12-inch MacBook — but Apple patents have all but tied the technology to Cupertino. The latest describes how a do-it-all connector that fits USB-C’s description…

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USB-C is a dead ringer for Apple’s Cinema Display power cord

There’s been a lot of talk that Apple invented USB-C, even though the company hasn’t made any official claims yet. The evidence is already compelling, but here’s another sign Apple had its hand in USB-C: It looks just like the company’s Cinema…

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USB-C is a dead ringer for Apple’s Cinema Display power cord

There’s been a lot of talk that Apple invented USB-C, even though the company hasn’t made any official claims yet. The evidence is already compelling, but here’s another sign Apple had it’s hand in USB-C: it looks just like the company’s Cinema…

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Is this proof that Apple invented USB-C?

The war regarding whether Apple did or did not invent the USB-C connector witnessed a pretty decisive development this morning, as Apple was awarded a patent describing a slimline reversible input/output electrical connector for transferring a variety of data types including HDMI,…

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