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This reversible Micro USB cable is impossible to plug in wrong

This reversible Micro USB cable is impossible to plug in wrong I have never nerded out so hard over a USB cable the way I am over Winnergear's MicFlip reversible Micro USB-to-USB Type-A cable.They friggin' suck, especially ones that only go in one way, like Micro USB and full-sized USB (aka USB Type-A).

How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone

How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone It turns out there’s a method to all this madness — but first we have to explain how USB power actually works.There are now four USB specifications — USB 1.

Computer-killing USB drives now on sale for less than $60

Computer-killing USB drives now on sale for less than $60 But there’s now a Hong Kong-based company selling a USB Kill Drive 2.Here’s how the company describes the product: The USB Kill 2.

Boxed copies of Titanfall 2 won’t have physical media inside of them

Boxed copies of Titanfall 2 won’t have physical media inside of them Now, Titanfall 2 is simply getting rid of physical media entirely.If you buy a physical boxed game, all you get is a code in a box.

Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes

Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes For most ExtremeTech readers this should almost go without saying, but if you find a mysterious USB drive in your mailbox, don’t plug it in.There are more dangerous things a criminal element could drop in your mailbox, but a malware infected USB drive isn’t good.

Caveat Emptor: USB-C cable compatibility and safety are turning into a nightmare

Caveat Emptor: USB-C cable compatibility and safety are turning into a nightmare While it’s a great idea, some problems have emerged thanks to the different types of cables that can all use the USB-C standard.0) and USB 3.

Google takes a stand against proprietary fast-charging in Android devices

Google takes a stand against proprietary fast-charging in Android devices These options are meant to charge the device rapidly (Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.The USB-C specification prohibits changing Vbus voltage, which is what Qualcomm does to hit its fast charge targets.

Intel may add Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 to next-generation chipsets

Intel may add Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 to next-generation chipsets 0 (aka USB 3.Objectively, there aren’t that many consumers who currently need USB 3.

This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro

This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro Enter the HyperDrive — an all-in-one Kickstarter project that hopes to replicate all of the ports that are missing on the current MacBook Pro in a single product.The HyperDrive includes support for HDMI output (1080p and [email protected]), Thunderbolt 3 pass-through, USB-C, SD and microSD cards, and 2x USB 3.

Transfer files quickly and securely with this Lexar Flash Drive (31 percent off)

Transfer files quickly and securely with this Lexar Flash Drive (31 percent off) For a jump drive that holds more than enough storage for basic projects that won’t slow you down, look no further than this Lexar JumpDrive P20 128GB USB 3.3GB video) in 36 seconds, 1,000 3.

Don’t touch that outlet: Public chargers could let hackers steal your data

Don’t touch that outlet: Public chargers could let hackers steal your data There’s an unlikely danger lurking in the corner of every coffee shop, airport, conference center, and public library: Power strips and chargers.As demonstrated last year by researchers at Krebson Security, the “video jacking” method employs custom electronics hidden inside what appears to be a USB charging station.

USB Killer V3 now comes with even more power and an ‘anonymous edition’

USB Killer V3 now comes with even more power and an ‘anonymous edition’ The new third iteration of the dastardly hardware, USB Killer V3, claims to be 1.The USB Killer charges its capacitors from the USB power lines at a super-fast pace sending 200-plus volts through a computer or phone.

Kingston’s “world’s largest” flash drive comes with a rather large price tag

Kingston’s “world’s largest” flash drive comes with a rather large price tag That is because the new model provides storage capacities of up to 2TB, depending on the unit.It’s sold as the DataTraveler Ultimate GT (short for generation terabyte) and connects via a USB 3.

2TB Kingston Flash Drive Costs A Month's Rent in NYC

2TB Kingston Flash Drive Costs A Month's Rent in NYC What do Mary Poppins’ magic satchel, Hermione Granger’s beaded handbag, and Kingston Digital’s DataTraveler Ultimate GT USB flash drive have in common?The DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (DTUGT) debuted at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in January, promising up to 2TB of storage.

The best Micro USB cables to keep your gadgets juiced up

The best Micro USB cables to keep your gadgets juiced up It features gold-plated connectors, with Micro USB at one end and USB at the other.The cable has a built-in LED on the Micro USB connector, which glows red while your device is charging and turns blue when it’s done.

Plug the USG into your port before you plug in that new USB flash drive

Plug the USG into your port before you plug in that new USB flash drive But the most embarrassing, perhaps, is when you infect your own PC by plugging in a malware-infested USB flash drive.More: With BadUSB, hackers can make your USB devices turn against you The reason malware-infected USB flash drives are so dangerous is that devices using attacks like BadUSB inject their malicious code directly into the USB driver software that enables a PC to connect to a USB device.

The 10 best USB Type-C cables to keep your gadgets powered

The 10 best USB Type-C cables to keep your gadgets powered It supports fast charging, too, so you should be able to get maximum charging speeds for a range of phones.It can deliver up to 60W at 3A, so fast charging won’t be a problem.

LG 4K HDR monitor will use USB Type-C and cost $1,000 at launch

LG 4K HDR monitor will use USB Type-C and cost $1,000 at launch It’s coming at the end of March and it will set you back $1,000.The 32-inch LG display has a native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, more commonly known as 4K or UHD.

Lexar’s new USB thumb drives can survive being run over by a car

Lexar’s new USB thumb drives can survive being run over by a car To address the needs of such users, Lexar today unveiled its latest USB thumb drive, the JumpDrive Tough.Whether you work in extreme conditions or are simply accident prone, the JumpDrive Tough has you covered.