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The first USB Type-C cables capable of 240W charging have arrived

It’s been about a year since the USB Implementers Forum announced an update to the USB Type-C specification that, among other things, adds support for 240W charging. Now the first USB cables that actually support that feature have arrived. As spotted by Tom’s Hardware, a company called Club3D has introduced three new USB Type-C cables […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition, Oppo’s in-house chips, and Hyper’s big new batteries

This week Google officially launched the first smartphones powered by its own Google Tensor processors, and Apple unveiled new MacBook Pro laptops powered by the company’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. There seems to be a growing trend of device makers designing their own processors rather than using off-the-shelf chips from Intel, AMD, […]

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$79 Google Pixel Stand turns Pixel 3 into a smart display (while charging it)

Google’s new Pixel Stand is a wireless charging accessory for the company’s new Pixel 3 series smartphones. But charging your phone is only the tip of the iceberg. When a Pixel 3 is charging in its stand, you can also use the phone like a smart display. The user interface will change so it’s easier […]

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You can charge a Nexus 5X from a Nexus 6P (or vice versa)

Google’s latest Nexus phones have different screen sizes, display resolutions, processors, and starting prices. But they also have a lot of things in common: they both run Android 6.0 Lollipop, they both have the same 12.3MP rear cameras and Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensors. And they both have USB Type-C ports. While those ports only support […]

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Connect Plus lets you charge Android, iOS devices simultaneously (crowdfunding)

You’d be surprised at how many people have multiple devices with different types of charging ports. It isn’t just a matter of iOS versus Android either. For example, I have an iPhone, which uses a Lightning connector, but my external battery case needs a micro USB connector to charge up. Connect Plus is a keychain […]