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Devs are Already Using the Apple Watch’s Hidden Port to Charge it Faster

Developers have illustrated that the Apple Watch’s six-pin accessory port is not only capable of charging the wristable: it actually charges it faster than the inductive charger. Read More >>

The NSA is Going to Love These USB-C Charging Cables

Thanks to Apple's new MacBook and Google's new Chromebook Pixel, USB-C has arrived. A single flavour of cable for all your charging and connectivity needs? Hell yes. But that convenience doesn't come without a cost; our computers will be more vulnerable than ever to malware attacks, from hackers and surveillance agencies alike. Read More >>

USB Type-C: I’ve Never Been So Excited About a Silly Little Port

The future of cables is finally coming and it's god damned fantastic. Welcome to USB Type-C. Read More >>

Why Apple Could Leave Ports Behind

While rumours of a 12-inch MacBook Air have been merrily percolating these last few months, the most interesting aspect of Apple's upcoming redesign turns out not to be the size after all. It's the apparent abandonment of ports. Read More >>

This Robotic Barnacle Scans Ships’ Hulls Looking for Contraband

Big ports have always struggled to keep an eye on every single ship that passes through their waters—especially the part of the boat that's underwater. Now, there's a new sort of robotic barnacle that can stealthily slide along the hulls of incoming ships and scan for hidden compartments where smugglers hide their loot. And it's only the size of a football. Read More >>

Scotland Leads Race to Host UK’s First Spaceport

Here's something to make it feel like the future -- the UK may have a spaceport within four years. A port, for getting the train to, then going into space. As long as you've got three hours to spare and £120,000 to pay for it. Read More >>

Would You Play GTA V on the PC?

430,000 people are pinning their hopes on GTA V hitting the desktop, as PC gamers the world over beg Rockstar to make a PC version of the crime smash via an online petition. Are you pining for GTA V on your PC? Is it the excuse you've been waiting for to buy a new graphics card? Read More >>

Apple Patents Slimline Combined SD and USB Slot

Apple's been imagining the things of the future again, with a newly-discovered patent showing it has plans to combine USB and SD card slots to save yet more space on the Macs of tomorrow. Read More >>

How Many of These Computer Ports (and Parts) Can You Name?

Think you're a bit of a computer ninja-geekmaster? Perk up when the conversation turns to your friend's borked computer, because you like showing off your incredible knowledge of BIOS flashing? Well, no matter, because I absolutely, totally guarantee that you will not be able to name all of the ports and interfaces here. Go on, I challenge you. Read More >>

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Isn’t Going to Get CyanogenModded

One of the best things about Android is the ability to pretty easily load custom ROMs. Like the hardware but hate what the manufacturers have done to Android? No problem, just root it and flash a custom ROM like CyanogenMod. Unfortunately for prospective Samsung Galaxy S4 buyers, it looks like you're stuck with what Samsung gives you. Read More >>

You Know What Would Turn This Country Around? A SPACE PORT

That's the conclusion of a report put together by the Institute of Directors, which claims a working space port located in part of the UK could help boost our £8bn space industry and make us a world leader in the new space tourism industry. Read More >>