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Chances are you’ve done a lot of your gift shopping already, but if you’re like me and got a late start, this holiday season, I implore you not to buy any gadget still saddled with a microUSB port.

This week there have been reports that Google will begin enforcing USB-PD compatibility for all new Android devices that utilise USB-C charging.

If you're not sure what USB-PD actually is, we've got your back.

It’s that time again—another USB standard is upon us, ready to upgrade your device’s ports and cabling in the coming years. Here we’re going to explain everything you need to know about USB4, including the speed improvements in the pipeline and the new capabilities it’s going to borrow from Thunderbolt 3, which shares the same port shape but is a different and more demanding protocol that can piggyback on top of USB-C ports.

Slowly but surely, ports have been falling off our devices, and as a preview of our fully wireless future, Meizu and Vivo recently released seamless phones with nary an opening. But despite how slick those devices appear, (and my personal desire to banish wires to the shadow realm), the world simply isn’t ready for phones (or laptops) that don’t have ports. At least not yet.

The humble USB drive - supplanted by the download and the cloud sync, but still useful in all kinds of ways. If you've got an old drive lying around, here are some of the ways you can put it to use that don't just involve sharing old pics to your mum.

Just when you thought you could chitchat with authority about USB standards at your next dinner party, a new one comes along to shake everything up again. The latest USB 3.2 standard is going to be confirmed in September, and here's what that means for your laptop, your phone, and those new USB-C cables you just went out and bought.

It is the most common way in the world to connect an external device to your computer, and now Australian research shows the humble USB is actually super vulnerable to information "leakage" - making them far less secure than we thought.

When I was in primary school, kids used to pass around printed out copies of The Anarchist's Cookbook and we would delight in the type of mischief and mayhem that book described. My favourite entry was the one for the floppy disk bomb. According to the book, with a little bit of match powder and nail polish, you could create a "bomb" out of a 3.5-inch floppy drive that would successfully fry the hard drive on a computer.