USB-C to HDMI cables coming soon

One of the key features of USB Type-C is support for delivering a lot of data through a USB cable, including video output. That means you should be able to use the same port to plug in a power adapter, connect peripherals like hard drives or gamepads, or hook up a monitor. And soon you […]

Audio over HDMI comes to Intel Cherry Trail PCs running Linux

Computers with Intel Atom Cherry Trail processors generally offer better performance than models with older Bay Trail chips. For example, the 2nd-gen Intel Compute Stick with an Atom x5-Z8300 outperformed the 1st-gen model with an Atom Z3735F chip in pretty much every CPU and graphics speed test I could throw at it. But there’s one area […]

SlimPort Nano Console turns your phone into a TV box (with a remote control)

Want to stream content from your phone to your TV? You could get a Chromecast or Miracast dongle and try to do it without wires. But if you’ve got a phone or tablet that supports SlimPort technology, you can plug your mobile device into your TV with an HDMI-to-micro USB cable. Of course, then you’ve […]