First Replacement USB-C Charge Cables Arrive From Apple

It looks like Apple’s replacement program for their faulty USB-C standard cables which arrived with Apple’s 12” Retina MacBook is now well underway. It was just last Friday that Apple announced a replacement program that spans the entire world when it comes to the faulty USB-C charge cables which were manufactured from April to June of 2015, which were then subsequently sold either as a standalone product or alongside the […]


Samsung Reveals New USB Flash Drives

Samsung is a big name in the world of consumer electronics, but this does not mean that they concentrate on large ticket items only – in fact, smaller devices like USB flash drives have not escaped their attention. Case in point, the reveal of three different USB flash drives that arrive in ergonomic form factors of their own, and each of them will come equipped with robust Samsung NAND flash […]


Sony Investigates USB Type-C Connector In Smartphones

The USB Type-C connector in smartphones is certainly something that is worth checking out and implemented, but not everyone is on the same page. Some folks might opt to investigate it further, or perhaps give the USB Type-C bus a miss altogether. Over at a recent technology workshop in Taipei, Takeshi Nitta, a program manager at Sony Mobile’s Tokyo office, did mention that Sony is looking into the possibility of […]


Intel Turns To USB Type-C For Thunderbolt 3

It would make sense that companies would want to introduce proprietary connectors since it gives them more control in the market, but sometimes these attempts fail as users are unwilling to adopt them, kind of like FireWire which wasn’t as popular as many thought it would be, and the Thunderbolt connector which Apple tried to introduce in its Mac computers. While Intel is not giving up on Thunderbolt anytime soon, […]


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Toshiba Reveals New Retractable And Mini USB Flash Drives

Toshiba of Japan has just announced that they will be introducing new members to the TransMemory family, and the two debutants would be the TransMemory Retractable U362 Retractable Flash Drive that boasts of a retractable design and super-fast USB 3.0 performance, in addition to the TransMemory Mini U201 USB Flash Drive that has been specially optimized for older USB 2.0 ports.


Windows 10 Set To Offer USB 3.1 Type-C

It looks as though Microsoft has resurrected their WinHec conference, and with the agenda having already gone live, the event would open up new insights into Windows 10, which would be Microsoft’s upcoming unified operating system version. Apparently, in one of the sessions that are being held at WinHec would be known as ‘Enabling New USB Connectivity Scenarios in Windows 10’.


SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 with Targets The Android Platform

SanDisk has yet another (apparent) ace up their sleeves with the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0. This so happens to be a USB flash drive that will not only carry the ordinary high speed USB 3.0 connector that we have all come to know and love, it will also boast of a micro-USB connector to boot – letting you enjoy extremely fast file transfers between On The Go (OTG)-enabled […]


Apple Has A Patent For Reversible USB Plugs

Reversible USB plugs have come under discussion quite a few times over the past couple of weeks. We know that work on a solution is underway and recently it was rumored that perhaps Apple has made one as well. Pictures of a supposed reversible USB plug from Apple were posted online recently and a newly published patent application from the company does hint that Apple has thought about this at […]


PNY LEGO USB Flash Drives Offer A Dash Of Creativity

So, you are one who is involved in the creative industry, and are simply brimming with ideas when it comes to keeping the world entertained? While you carry your files with you on a USB flash drive, perhaps it might also bode you well to ensure the creative spark never goes out with your choice of USB flash drive – and you would not be able to go wrong with […]


USB Type-C Connector Prepped For Production

What is the point of progress in technology if the masses are unable to take advantage of it? Having said that, the USB port has certainly made huge strides in terms of speed over the years, and it looks like such innovation is not going to stop anytime soon. Late last year, a new USB Type-C Connector was announced, with a render of it spotted just a few months after […]


USB Drives Possibly Reprogrammed To Infect Computers

The next time someone passes you a USB flash drive to plug into your computer, you might be a wee bit more wary. After all, researchers have successfully reprogrammed USB flash drives in order to have them infect computers on the quiet. According to the researchers involved, they claimed to have reprogrammed some USB flash drives’ firmware with malicious code, and this code will run via the gadget’s micro-controller in […]


Warning: Non-Approved USB Chargers Could Kill

I am quite sure that we have more or less come across various cases of people being injured and even allegedly electrocuted to death while talking on their charging handsets, either due to a faulty battery that exploded, or the charger used is not an officially recognized accessory. Having said that, one of Australia’s leading consumer watchdogs has teamed up alongside the police to warn folks out there concerning faulty […]


Captain America Saves Your Data, Too

Forget about saving the world – sometimes, it pays to pay attention to the small little details such as saving data. Captain America, the super soldier, might be having a rocking good time at the cinema at the moment in The Winter Soldier, but this does not mean that the relentless march of product tie-ins and merchandising has stopped. No sir, you will also be able to purchase his shield […]


USB Type-C Cable Render Spotted

At the end of last year, a new USB Type-C connector was announced, and here we are with a render of what the final deal could actually look like. It is interesting to see a new variant of the USB connector appear considering how microUSB has already done its fair bit in climbing up the popularity stakes among users. Still, to have a new kind of cable architecture known as […]