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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...

USB 3.2 Doubles Data Speeds: 20 Gbps Using Multi-Lane Operation

The USB-IF and the USB 3.0 Promoter Group have announced USB 3.2, which will be fully unveiled at USB Developer Days 2017 in September. USB 3.2 brings support for multi-lane USB operation, in order to provide USB data transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps (2.5 GB/s) over a USB Type-C cable. It comes as no...

Google Releases Separate ADB and Fastboot Binary Downloads

It's about time. After years of bundling ADB and Fastboot binaries with the Android SDK, Google is finally allowing users to download the binaries without having to download the entirety of Android Studio. Previously, users would have to download several hundred megabytes worth of data if they simply wanted access to ADB and Fastboot. Now, you...

CHOETECH Foldable Solar Charger Panel [Giveaway + Review]

"There are only two certainties in life - death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin While this certainly holds true today, in our modern technological era there is another certainty - charging your tech.No matter how many extra battery packs you carry around, how many volts you undervolt by, how many apps you Greenify, you'll eventually run out...

VisionTek Waterproof Bluetooth Mini Keyboard: Mid-Size Keyboard To Go

The keyboard is indeed small - about 1.5 cm thick when it's folded and half that when it's open. It weighs less than a pound and is pretty straight-forward when operated. The side has a cover that opens up and reveals a MicroUSB charging port that then allows you to charge. And how long does...