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Stay Away From Micro USB To Type-C Adaptors, Warns Senior Google Engineer

If you were hoping to simply grab a USB Type-C adaptor and reuse all your micro USB cables and accessories with your shiny new Nexus 5X or 6P — you might want to think again. According to Benson Leung, a senior software engineer at Google, you should stay away from basically all such adaptors until the company gives the say so.

This Thin USB-C Dock Gives Your New MacBook Every Port It's Missing

The unending march of technological progress probably left you feeling slightly confused when your fancy new 12-inch MacBook arrived with just a single USB-C port. Satechi has a solution to Apple’s oversight, though, that doesn’t compromise your new laptop’s tiny footprint.

This Treacherous 220-Volt Flash Drive Can Fry Your Computer In Seconds

The last thing you ever want to do is connect a random flash drive you’ve found to your computer’s USB port. But a security researcher who goes by the nickname ‘Dark Purple‘ has created an even more dangerous flash stick that can physically destroy your computer — not just infect its drives.

The Current State Of USB Type-C

The new USB C standard is awesome. It doesn’t matter which way you plug it in, it’s tough, it’s fast and it’s going to become the new default connector. So where the heck is it? These are the devices that have it available right now.

The Patent Trolls Strike Again!

Briefly: The patent trolls strike again! Minero Digital LLC, a shell company with ties to the patent-holding giant Intellectual Ventures, is taking Wal-Mart, Best Buy and two dozen other companies to court over USB hubs. Minero demands the companies pay royalties on said hubs, based on a patent it acquired from IV in April, 2015.

This Is The World's First Reversible Micro-USB Cable

There was much griping when Apple replaced its old dock connectors with the reversible Lightning cable, but they have made life infinitely easier for iOS users. So the MicFlip, the world’s first reversible micro-USB cable, promises to do the same for Android (and other smartphone) users.

Build A Custom Multi-Functional USB-C Hub With These Modular Bricks

USB-C promises to be the all-in-one cable we’ve all dreamed about, but the first companies to adopt it are being stingy about how many ports they give us. It means USB expansion hubs are en vogue again, and the Cusby is the first to let you custom build one for your specific needs.

Charge 60 USB Devices All At Once With This Massive Brick

It’s nice to think that this massive 60-port USB charger will eliminate the battles over available power outlets in your home, allowing everyone to charge all of their mobile devices at the same time. In reality, though, it’s probably only going to buy you a couple of years of sanity before you run out again.

Turn Your Car Into Knight Rider's K.I.T.T. With This Talking USB Charger

Remember that Flux Capacitor USB car charger that kind of turned your ride into the DeLorean from Back to the Future? If for some reason David Hasselhoff is more to your liking, there’s now an alternate version that will turn your vehicle into K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider isntead.

Does Safely Ejecting From A USB Port Actually Do Anything?

Is there any harm to be incurred by just pulling a flash drive out? Why do we need safe removal at all?

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