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Lilbits: The iPhone 15’s USB-C port isn’t crippled, OnePlus Pad Go and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max v2 coming soon

The iPhone 15 is Apple’s first smartphone to feature a USB-C port, which means you can use the same cable to charge the company’s new smartphones as you already use to power its most recent iPad tablets and MacBook laptops. But not all USB-C ports are created equal. Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro has a USB […]

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Lilbits: Asus NUC products are official, iPhone 15 will feature USB-C, and closer look at two new handheld gaming PCs

A year after first going up for pre-order, the AYN Loki began shipping to customers last week. Was it worth the wait? According to a 30-minute video review from Retro Games Corps, the answer seems to be… definitely maybe? While the Loki isn’t the most powerful handheld gaming PC around, at $250 it’s one of […]

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All phones sold in the EU will need USB-C ports starting December 28, 2024

Most modern Android smartphones feature USB-C ports, but soon that might be a requirement for all phones sold in Europe… including iPhones. After announcing a provisional agreement in June  to create “a single charging solution for certain electronic devices,” the European Union has finalized that agreement and announced that starting December 28, 2024 all new […]

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Framework Laptop’s latest add-on is Thunderbolt 4 certification

The Framework Laptop is designed to be modular, repairable, and upgradeable. The battery, ports, display, and even the motherboard are user replaceable. And thanks to a modular port system, you can not only choose the ports you want, but you can swap them out at any time. That modular port system is designed around a […]

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Lilbits: 140W USB Type-C chargers arrive (power a MacBook Pro 16), Vivo X Fold+ coming soon

You can charge a growing number of laptops using a USB Type-C wall charger. But up until recently, most of those chargers topped out at charging speeds under 100 watts, which meant you couldn’t use them with higher-power notebooks like the latest MacBook Pro 16. But now a handful of companies have begun selling 140W […]

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Lilbits: Windows on the Steam Deck gets better, iPhones might get USB-C ports in 2023

The Steam Deck handheld gaming PC ships with a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS that’s designed to put Valve’s Steam game client front and center, and which is optimized for PC gaming. But while many games available from Steam support Linux and Steam OS even allows you to play many Windows games that aren’t designed […]

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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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Next-gen USB-C chargers will support 240W power delivery, enough for most laptops

Over the past few years most smartphone makers have switched from micro USB ports to USB Type-C ports, and a growing number of laptops also ship with USB-C power adapters, allowing you to charge many of your gadgets with a single charger. But the most powerful gaming laptops and mobile workstations? They still tend to […]

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Lilbits 373: Huawei gets (some sort of) a reprieve

After placing Huawei on an “Entity List” earlier this year and prohibiting US companies from selling products to the Chinese electronics giant, the Trump administration is easing restrictions… or something. After meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping a few weeks ago, US president Donald Trump announced the US would “remove some curbs on Huawei” and […]

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Lilbits 372: Raspberry Pi 4 charging issues (and USB-C confusion)

Raspberry Pi’s latest small and cheap single-board computer is the most powerful to date. The recently launched Raspberry Pi 4 features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor, an upgraded GPU, faster Ethernet, and for the first time it comes with three memory configuration choices: 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB. The new model is also the first to […]