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Windows Is Giving Up on Getting You to ‘Safely Remove’ USB Drives

On Windows, at least, the era of living on the edge by recklessly ripping out your USB devices appears to be coming to an end. Read More >>

computing
USB4 is Going to Revolutionise the USB Standard All Over Again: What You Need to Know

It’s that time again—another USB standard is upon us, ready to upgrade your device’s ports and cabling in the coming years. Here we’re going to explain everything you need to know about USB4, including the speed improvements in the pipeline and the new capabilities it’s going to borrow from Thunderbolt 3, which shares the same port shape but is a different and more demanding protocol that can piggyback on top of USB-C ports. 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 >>

technology
I Bought This Custom 18-Million Pixel Workstation on Craigslist, and It Very Nearly Ruined Me

I have determined the precise upper boundary of how many monitors it is okay to have hooked up to the same computer. I do not know, exactly, how many monitors is the ideal number. But I do know it is no more than eight. Read More >>

gadgets
A Single Cable Promises to Charge Your iOS and Android Devices

Back in 2014, we were duly impressed with the inCharge, which made it easy to keep a tiny emergency USB charging cable on your keyring. Four years later, its creators have found a way to improve the inCharge with a new version featuring a connector that works with both Lightning and microUSB ports so you don’t need to carry a separate cable for your non-Apple devices. Read More >>

technology
10 Actually Cool Uses for a USB Drive

If you’ve got an old drive lying around, here are some of the ways you can put it to use that don’t just involve sharing old pics to your mom. Read More >>

security
Sniffer Dogs Trained to Find USB Sticks and Gadgets go on Patrol

USB sticks containing the plans of terrorists or the grim and illegal porn stashes of paedophiles are no longer safe, thanks to a couple of detection dogs that have been trained to sniff out the nice plasticky smell of warm electronic devices. Read More >>

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What the Latest USB 3.2 Standard Means for You

Just when you thought you could chitchat with authority about USB standards at your next dinner party, a new one comes along to shake everything up again. The latest USB 3.2 standard is going to be confirmed in September, and here’s what that means for your laptop, your phone, and those new USB-C cables you just went out and bought. Read More >>

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The Next Version Of USB Will Charge Faster And Transfer More Data

If you've been wondering when USB Type-C will take over the world, look around you — its slow and inexorable march is continuing. The latest update to the standard, USB 3.2, doubles the existing 10Gbps speed of USB 3.1, on the same cables. Read More >>

transport
TfL has USB for DLR

The Docklands Light Railway, London's roomiest, monorail-iest and best train line by miles, is getting an upgrade. Transport for London is investing in 43 new trains for the line, which will come with air conditioning and USB sockets for executives to charge their iPhones on the way back home. Read More >>

storage
You Can Now Buy Those Insane 2TB USB Flash Drives

The world's highest-capacity USB flash drive is now available to buy, if you have many, many pounds and you're not the kind of person to lose drives as soon as you get them. Read More >>

weapons
The Navy’s Wildcat Helicopters Rely on USB Sticks to Transfer Data

The Navy's posh new Wildcat helicopters are still missing one vital piece of technology two years after entering service, with the lack of a tactical data link meaning crew have to manually download data to USB sticks and shuffle operational information about in their pockets. Read More >>

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How to Turn a USB Stick into an Ultra Portable PC

Who doesn’t hate carrying around their laptop? Even the lightest ones weigh a few hundred grams and can be a huge burden to lug around the city. That’s where portable apps, ones stored on a USB drive, come in. Read More >>

computers
This Computer Destroying Thumb Drive Is Hacked Together From Old Camera Parts

When I was at school, kids used to pass around printed out copies of The Anarchist’s Cookbook and we would delight in the type of mischief and mayhem that book described. My favourite entry was the one for the floppy disk bomb. According to the book, with a little bit of match powder and nail polish, you could create a “bomb” out of a 3.5-inch floppy drive that would successfully fry the hard drive on a computer. Read More >>

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Google’s New USB-C Recommendations Might Save Your Phone From Exploding

Google has a set of guidelines for Android manufacturers called the Android Compatibility Definition Document (CDD). This document basically outlines what gadget makers need to do to make sure their devices are compatible with Android. Read More >>