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The European Union has passed the law to use USB Type-C as the single charging solution for nearly all portable consumer tech devices after 2024 to avoid having a negative impact on the environment.
The USB Promoter Group has announced its long-awaiting release of the USB4 Version 2.0 which brings up to 80Gbps data transfer speeds. The specs will be updated for both USB Type-C and USB PD.
Today, the European Parliament will be voting on a new legislation by the European Commission to standardize USB-C charging across most devices. If it becomes law, OEMs will have two years to comply.
The USB Implementers Forum has announced a new revision of its Power Delivery and Type-C specifications, indicating that devices will soon be able to charge at up to 240W using the connector.
Western Digital has announced a new SanDisk flash drive that features a Lightning and a USB Type-C port, making it compatible with iPhones, Android devices, and PCs all at once. It starts at $44.99.
Samsung has announced two new USB Type-C power delivery controllers, the SE8A and MM101, which can support up to 100W-charging. The SE8A is in mass production while the other is being sampled.
While the OnePlus 6T included a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio adapter in the box, OnePlus chose to omit the inclusion of a dongle with its 7 Pro handset and raise the online price of the peripheral.
As promised a couple of years ago, the USB Implementers Forum has launched an authentication program for USB Type-C devices, which should provide a layer of security when plugging them in.
A new patent filed by Microsoft hints that the company might be planning to re-imagine the USB-C connector with magnetic latching mechanisms, bringing the benefits of both worlds to future devices.
Today, Hyper announced the HyperDrive, a USB Type-C hub that's designed for the iPad Pro. It adds a headphone jack, HDMI, micro-SD, SD, USB Type-A, and USB Type-C. HyperDrive costs $99.
After confirming that the OnePlus 6T lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, OnePlus has announced its new USB Type-C Bullets earphones. They will go on sale along with the OnePlus 6T later this year.
Google has released a refreshed model of its USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, and it now costs $3 more than it used to. The adapter promises lower latency and longer playback.
Alongside of its upcoming Surface Go tablet, Microsoft will be releasing two new USB Type-C dongles. One provides a USB Type-A port, while the other offers both USB Type-A and Ethernet.
Microsoft could be finally releasing the promised USB Type-C dongle it promised last year, giving Surface Pro and Laptop users the option to add the port to their devices starting later this week.
Apple has generally dragged its feet in adopting third-party standards but the company is reportedly joining the rest of the industry and switching to a USB Type-C port for charging soon.
Microsoft promised to provide USB Type-C support via a dongle to the older Surface Pro and Surface Laptop last May. Nearly a year later, the firm is now promising to deliver its dongle in late 2018.
At CES this week, the manufacturer of flash memory revealed what it calls the smallest flash drive to feature 1TB of storage. A release date or pricing was, however, not provided at the time.
Several Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users are reporting that the USB Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone adapter is not working on their devices, and music still plays through the device speakers.
Google's Pixel 2 and 2 XL will come packaged with a USB-C to 3.5 mm adapter. The company committed a bit of a faux pas when it offered the accessory separately for $20. It has now changed that price.
If you ever needed a USB drive that supports USB Type-C, Type-A, and micro-USB then Silicon Power's latest product, the C50, should fit the bill. The drive will come in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB sizes.
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced the pending release of the USB 3.2 specification supporting up to two lanes of 10Gbps operation, "effectively doubling the performance across existing cables."
Microsoft is working on a Surface connector for its future products that will fit into a USB-C port but will still feature magnets. Due to the reduced size needed, it will only support USB 2.0 speeds.
While the Nintendo Switch got off to a great start, its success was blemished by the official dock causing console warping and screen scratches. Now, a new portable dock aims to mitigate these issues.
Intel announced today that it plans on integrating Thunderbolt 3 into future processors. On top of that, the use of the technology will be royalty-free, which should result in faster adoption.
Microsoft announced a new Surface Pro today, and while it still doesn't include USB Type-C, the company will be introducing a dongle later this year that adds the port to Surface devices.
Some were surprised to see that Microsoft's new Surface Laptop does not include any USB Type-C ports. But a prototype in a Microsoft video shows that the company did at least consider their inclusion.
Razer has announced its plan to offer a new 12,800mAh external battery pack with USB Type-C aimed to provide additional power to its laptop line. Since it is USB-C, it can also charge other devices.
Tomorrow, Nintendo will unveil more details about its upcoming console, Switch. But it looks like accessory makers are also debuting products, inadvertently giving us details about the console.
Sony announced the DK60 charging dock all the way back in September of 2016, when it also unveiled its flagship photography phones, the Xperia XZ and X Compact. Now, the dock is finally available.
During IFA 2016 in Berlin the HDMI Licensing organization announced HDMI Alternate Mode with which manufacturers will be able to create a single cable that can connect a USB Type-C port to an HDTV.
The Zmax Pro will be available from MetroPCS for $99 with no contract, offering a remarkable set of specs, including a fingerprint scanner, 13MP camera with phase detection auto-focus, and lots more.
Sporting both USB Type-A and Type-C connectors and up to 128GB of storage, SanDisk's new range of Ultra Dual Drives aim to help make transferring data between USB compatible devices easier.
Finding a decent car charger for your device can be tough. Many either charge your device slowly, or they're expensive. Check out our review of the Tronsmart C2PTU, which supports Quick Charge 3.0.
Qualcomm has been under fire lately, as the firm has been called out for Quick Charge not complying with the USB Type-C standard. The company has stated that while it's not compliant, it is safe.
More and more people are beginning to realize that buying a USB-C cable without doing research is like playing the lottery. USB-IF is going to have a fix for that, which will affect future cables.
Sony has unveiled new ultra-compact USB 3.1 Gen1 CA1-series flash drives, which will go on sale in February with 'dual connectors' that support both older USB Type-A ports and the new Type-C standard.
Chuwi has officially launched its new Windows 10 tablet, priced from $102, with an 8-inch 1920x1200px display, Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, HDMI-out and USB Type-C port.
Apple is allegedly working on a new app for users wanting to ditch their iPhone for an Android powered device. The move comes as European telecoms say they're not seeing many users move from iOS.
Lenovo's ThinkVision X1 is a $799 27-inch display with 3840x2160px resolution and an ultra-thin 'edge-to-edge' design - and it's also the world's first monitor to get TUV Eye-Comfort certification.