USB-C is a great new connector, but has been somewhat slow in its inevitable march to becoming the default option. But now a range of new products from laptops to phones use USB-C, so there are a handful of accessories sporting the new plug. So what different options are there, and how much do they cost?
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While the Raspberry Pi Zero is still a pain in the butt to actually find, it's still an undeniably useful little device once you get your hands on one. One of the neat things you can do with it is turn it into a USB device that you can easily program from another computer. This used to take a lot of steps, but DIYer Andrew Mulholland found an easy way.
Pretty much everybody uses USB cables, be it at home or at work. Charging smartphones over USB is extremely convenient but security vendor Kaspersky Lab cautions that not every USB port is safe to use. The company noted that attackers can steal files and infect smartphones with malware over unsafe USB connections. Here's what you need to know.
We've mentioned before that some early USB-C cables aren't built to specification and could damage your hardware. Turns out, the same may be true of some phones that include a USB-C port and support Qualcomm's QuickCharge 3.0 technology.
Let’s face it. We have all bought cheap USB cables from shady merchants in the past. I’m charging my phone with one of those cables right now. But there is always a risk that a dodgy USB cable can do damage to a device it is connected to. USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the group in which certifies USB devices, has announced a new protocol to fight against non-compliant USB Type-C cables. Here’s what you need to know.
The Raspberry Pi Zero has only one USB port, but you can always add more with a powered USB hub. Over on Circuitbeard, they show off how to do so in a fashionable way.