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USB Type-C cables with support for 240W power delivery start to show up

USB Type-C is getting increasingly close to becoming a unified charging port for all your devices. After the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced the spec for USB Type-C 2.1 about a year ago, introducing support for 240W charging, cable manufacturer Club 3D has now listed the first cables supporting these new speeds on its website. Club...

These are the Best USB Cables for the Galaxy S22 series in 2022

Samsung has finally revealed its latest lineup of flagship phones -- the Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22 Plus, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. They come in different sizes and suit different audiences. No matter what your budget or expectations are, there's likely a Galaxy S22 phone that matches these needs. If you plan to buy...

USB Type-C finally shows up in power tools, fulfills its destiny as the One True Port

USB Type-C was intended to be the universal connector for almost all data and charging needs, and with evolving USB Power Delivery standards and higher-quality cables, it's slowly replacing countless types of proprietary chargers. Now everyone's favorite port is making its way to power tools, as two companies have announced batteries and tools with the...

Satechi’s new four-port USB charger can reach 165W

Satechi manufactures accessories for PCs and mobile devices, from chargers to dongles, most of which have a premium build quality. During last week's CES 2022 event, the company revealed a new powerful USB Type-C charger with four high-speed ports. It seems like the perfect charger for anyone who uses several devices with USB Power Delivery,...

You can now connect USB devices in Windows Subsystem for Linux under Windows 11

Microsoft introduced Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) a while back, which brought support for running Linux apps straight from your Windows installation. Being such a complex compatibility layer, WSL had some limitations. The initial implementation didn’t even use a full-fledged Linux kernel, so several applications faced compatibility issues. Version 2 made a lot of improvements,...

USB-C cables and chargers will soon show how fast they can charge

Earlier this year, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced that USB-C devices would soon support 240W charging. Currently, power delivery standards are limited to 100W, which is enough for most ultrabooks, but not for gaming laptops. Today, the organization announced new certification logos for USB Type-C cables, which show exactly how much power a USB...

New USB-C spec promises 240W charging for power-hungry gaming laptops

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announced version 2.1 of its USB-C specification, which more than doubles the power delivery capacity of the standard. The current USB-C standard that you find on thin-and-light notebooks these days is limited to 100W, so it isn't suitable for power-hungry gaming laptops with dedicated graphics cards. However, the new...

Best USB Cables you can buy in 2022

USB cables are an integral part of our digital lives, but they can be very confusing. From the USB generation to the type of connector, there are a number of things to think about. Also, a USB cable that can charge your phone or laptop super-fast may not necessarily be super-fast at transferring data. So...

Everything you need to know about USB Standards, Speeds and Port Types

USB or ‘Universal Serial Bus’ is one of the oldest and most popular interfaces today. While it was initially introduced as a computer port, it is now seen on almost every single piece of tech including smartphones, gaming consoles, cameras, etc. in some form or the other. The main objective of making USB was to...

DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 will allow 16K video output over USB 4 Type-C ports

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) recently released version 2.0 of the DisplayPort Alternate Mode (Alt Mode) standard which enables up to 16K video output over USB 4 Type-C ports. As a report from AnandTech explains, the new standard remaps USB Type-C's high-speed data pins to unlock more bandwidth for videos, resulting in a maximum raw...

Chromebooks may get USBGuard to protect against rogue USB attacks in Chrome OS 69

A triad of commits made on the Chromium Gerrit suggests that protection against rogue USB attacks on Chrome OS 69 is coming. This will come in the form of USBGuard, which is effectively a USB whitelisting method. It protects against unknown USB devices by authenticating them. This includes the likes of BadUSB, which abuses an...

Android One Moto X4 receiving May security update with fixes for Android Auto and USB transfer

The transition to Android 8.0 and Android 8.1 has been a mixed bag for those of us in the community. There are some companies out there who pushed out their updates to Oreo very quickly and have even gone as far as to offer beta builds of Android P as well. Then there are other...
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