1. froggyboy604

    Microsoft doesn’t think USB-C is ready for the mainstream

    Even so, USB-C still seems like it ought to be de rigueur on any forward-looking laptop, especially one that is supposed to last you through college (and beyond). USB-C may not be perfect, but it’s good enough for Apple to switch over to it. Why not Microsoft? Because it’s not good enough for...
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    Intel eyes a future where USB-C headphones reign supreme

    The rumored impending death of the 3.5mm audio jack, at least in the smartphone industry, has people worked up into a frenzy. There are some arguments about why ditching it for USB-C would be best; there are ample arguments about why the transition would be a mistake. Some vow to never buy a...
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    HP Chromebook 13 Is $499 Stunner with USB-C Docking

    Weighing less than 3 pounds, the aluminum Chromebook 13 is sexy and sturdy but it's also powerful enough two power two monitors via USB-C docking. Read the full story: I like the design of the Chromebook.
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    A Software Fix Might Eventually Stop Bad USB-C Cables From Destroying Devices

    USB-C is a fantastic new standard for almost everything, unless you have a crappy cable, in which case you might accidentally fry your laptop. The people behind USB-C understandably see this as a problem, so a fix is in the works. The solution is reasonably simple: when you plug in a USB-C...
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    Acer Graphics Dock. GTX 960M over USB-C , Thunderbolt

    This does look like a good graphics dock for making playing games faster, and more enjoyable on slower Windows tablets, and laptops which usually use slower onboard Intel graphics chips. I like that the dock is easy to connect to a Windows laptop, or tablet with a USB-C or Thunderbolt cable.
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    Apple is replacing USB-C cables that shipped with early MacBooks

    If you were an early adopter of Apple's slimmed-down MacBook, then this may apply to you. According to the company, a "limited number" of laptops sold between its launch in April of 2015 and June 2015 have USB-C cables that could fail due to an unspecified "design issue." Read More There...
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    Cheap USB-C Cables Could Kill Your Phone or Laptop

    Benson Leung, an engineer on Google’s Pixel team, was doing God’s work by risking his Chromebook Pixel, which charges via USB-C, to test every single USB-C to USB-A cord available to general consumers. One crappy cord, and his $1500 computer would be fried. You know how this story ends right...