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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.