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This MacBook Charger Hub Fixes One of Apple’s Biggest Laptop Sins: Removing the Memory Card Slot

Apple’s butterfly keyboard will go down as one of the biggest tech blunders of recent years, but there’s another egregious sin the company has committed against its MacBooks that hasn’t been properly addressed yet: the elimination of the built-in SD card slot. There are lots of workarounds for the loss, but ElevationLab’s new ElevationHub appears to be the least intrusive. Read More >>

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Google Buries the Hatchet With Yubico, Brings Physical Security Keys With USB-C

After launching its Titan Key last year, Google has returned with a new version of its two-factor security dongle featuring USB-C. Read More >>

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All the Useful Stuff Your iPad and Other Gadgets Can Do With USB-C 

Apple decided to go with USB-C charging for its latest batch of iPad Pros, which means... well, what exactly does it mean? Whether you’ve got a new iPad or you’ve already got a USB-C device in your life, here’s how the emerging technology works and exactly what you can do with it. Read More >>

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You Can Now Use Wireless Headphones With Your Nintendo Switch Thanks to This Dongle

If your smartphone of choice has forced you to upgrade to wireless headphones, you probably hate having to swap them out for a corded pair when you want to play your Nintendo Switch with a little privacy. The portable console doesn’t come with Bluetooth, but a tiny dongle called the Genki does, theoretically making it easy to upgrade your Switch so it plays nice with your wireless headphones. Read More >>

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Simple Adapter Lets You Carry the iPhone 7’s Headphone Dongle on Your Keychain

If you’ve upgraded to the iPhone 7, but refuse to upgrade your headphones, then congratulations, you get to carry a tiny dongle with you wherever you go. It won’t take long for you to lose it, unless you keep it securely tethered on your keychain using this clever £5 adaptor. Read More >>

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New Fire TV Stick vs New Chromecast vs Roku Stick: Streaming Dongle Showdown 2015

There’s a new Chromecast in town and Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is getting an update — which means it’s time for another streaming showdown. Roku’s stick hasn’t been updated since last year but we’re still throwing it into the face-off. Read More >>

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A Dongle That Connects Xbox One Gamepads to Your Windows PC

The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver is one of the hidden gems of PC gaming: it lets you play loads of Windows PC games from you sofa with controllers you already own. Announced for an autumn release for $25 (UK pricing and availability TBC), a this neat dongle will let you do the same with your Xbox One gamepads, too! Read More >>

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Intel’s Cheap Windows PC TV Dongle is About to Get Way Better 

Cramming a full Windows PC inside of a cheap HDMI dongle sounds like a great idea—but Intel’s first attempt really fell flat. The Intel Compute Stick was underpowered, frustrating, and failed to live up to the hype. It wasn’t good enough to be a do-everything PC that fits in your pocket. No sweat: a leaked Intel roadmap shows how it’s going to get a lot better. Read More >>

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Intel Compute Stick Review: Don’t Buy It

Who wouldn’t want a cheap HDMI stick that can turn any TV into a full Windows computer? Nobody, right? That’s what we thought. Oh god were we wrong. When Intel announced the Compute Stick at CES, we figured it could become the ultimate miniature PC for all kinds of people. Too bad it’s terrible. Read More >>

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Google’s Chromebit Turns Any TV Into a Chrome PC for Under £70

Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer—a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. For under $100/£67, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your TV. Read More >>

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EE Rewiring the Car With its Buzzard 2 Mobile 4G Dongle

EE is preparing a new, all-in-one version of its in-car hotspot generator, with the Buzzard 2 offering to shut up and sedate any annoying passengers for a one-off PAYG price of £79.99. Read More >>

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Meet MatchStick: Mozilla’s Firefox-Powered Chromecast Competitor

At £25 RRP, Chomecast is a very good deal. But Mozilla thinks it can do a little better, with its own Firefox OS-based streaming stick, the MatchStick, which have recently sold out on Kickstarter at an introductory price of $12 (£7.40). Read More >>

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Set This Flashing USB Dongle to Notify You of Just About Anything

We live in an auditory landscape populated by dings, blips, and jangling; constant reminders of the probably-dire messages you're missing on your phone or computer. If you're like me, your stomach drops a little bit each time you hear those familiar bleeps. Which is why Blink1, a notification device that gives you a visual cue instead, is so great. Read More >>