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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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OnePlus Ace smartphone features 150W charging and MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max

The new OnePlus Ace is a smartphone with a 6.7 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max processor, and support for 150 watt fast charging – the company says you can plug the phone in for just five minutes to get a 50% charge. OnePlus is launching the […]

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Lilbits: Goodbye Galaxy Note, hello Apple foldable (in four years… maybe)

Surprising absolutely nobody who’s been paying attention to the fact Samsung hasn’t released a Galaxy Note-branded phone since 2020, but that the new Galaxy S22 Ultra sure looks a lot like a Note, Samsung has confirmed that it’s killing off the Galaxy Note brand… but that features like the S-Pen will live on in the […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 6 charging speed, a new Android PS2 emulator, and Nreal’s augmented reality glasses

There’s a new PlayStation 2 emulator for Android in the works, and while a public beta won’t be available for a few weeks, a few lucky folks have had time to test a pre-release alpha and share some pretty impressive performance on a range of hardware (obviously games will run best on high-end hardware, but […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s One UI comes to Wear OS watches, Xbox Cloud Gaming comes to Windows 10 and iOS (via the web)

Last month Samsung and Google announced plans to merge their smartwatch platforms into a single, unified platform bringing the best of Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen. Now Samsung is giving us an idea of what next-gen Galaxy smartwatches running the new software will look like. Among other things, Samsung is promising updates to the […]

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Lilbits: Intel Beast Canyon NUC, an open source, configurable keyboard, and the down side of fast charging

Intel recently teased an upcoming NUC 11 Extreme compact, modular gaming desktop computer with 11th-gen Core processors, code-named “Beast Canyon.” But the company didn’t say which 11th-gen chips it would have. Now we know that at least some models will have a pretty powerful Tiger Lake chip. Xiaomi recently showed off a 200W fast charging system […]

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Xiaomi’s 200W fast charger fully charges smartphone batteries in 8 minutes

Xiaomi continues to push the boundaries of fast charging technology. The company is now demonstrating a 200W fast charging system that can fully charge a smartphone with a 4,000 mAh battery in just 8 minutes. Xiaomi is also showing off a new 120W wireless charging system that can take the same battery from 0 to […]

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Lilbits: Wireless Air Charging, E Ink color improvements, and VR is coming to the PS5

Chinese phone maker Oppo has announced it’s licensing its VOOC fast charging technology for use in automobiles, third-party chargers, and other products. But the company is also demonstrating a new wireless charging technology called Wireless Air Charging that makes it easier to charge gadgets when you place them near a charging mat, and not necessarily in […]