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Intel wants USB-C ports to replace the 3.5mm headphone jack

Intel wants USB-C ports to replace the 3.5mm headphone jack

Intel has detailed a proposal for a new USB-C Digital Audio standard, which would replace the analog 3.5mm audio jack and help complete the shift from analog to digital.
This 8TB external drive from Seagate needs only a single USB-C port for power and data

This 8TB external drive from Seagate needs only a single USB-C port for power and data

Seagate has announced the Innov8, an 8TB external hard drive that requires no power adapter and has only a single USB 3.1 Type-C port.
Xiaomi unveils 10,000mAh Mi PowerBank Pro that supports USB Type-C charging

Xiaomi unveils 10,000mAh Mi PowerBank Pro that supports USB Type-C charging

Xiaomi expands its Mi Powerbank series with a Pro model that has a USB-C port.
Samsung believes 4K phone displays will become mainstream and benefit VR devices

Samsung believes 4K phone displays will become mainstream and benefit VR devices

A senior Samsung executive told Tech Radar that 4K displays on smartphones will become mainstream and this would benefit virtual reality (VR) devices.
Your third-party USB Type-C cable may destroy your laptop if you aren't careful

Your third-party USB Type-C cable may destroy your laptop if you aren't careful

Not all USB cables are created equal and cheap, third-party USB Type-C cables may end up frying your laptop. Here's what you can do to make sure your cable is safe.
5 tech trends to keep an eye on in 2016

5 tech trends to keep an eye on in 2016

What are some of the products and services that would define the tech industry this year? After the avalanche of announcements and product demos at CES 2016, we've much better clarity. Read on for our thoughts.
Look out for the Intel Skylake-based NUC with Thunderbolt 3 support

Look out for the Intel Skylake-based NUC with Thunderbolt 3 support

Intel has announced upcoming Skylake-based NUC kits with Thunderbolt 3 support. In the meantime, the company has released four other new kits to whet your appetite. Read on to find out the new specifications of these space-saving mini desktops!
ASUS shows off its 15.6” portable monitor that features a USB Type-C port

ASUS shows off its 15.6” portable monitor that features a USB Type-C port

ASUS announces MB169C+, the world’s first 15.6” portable monitor that features a single USB Type-C port for both video and power transmission. More of this nifty device after the jump.
Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1, Gaming GT and Gaming 7 boards get Thunderbolt 3 certification

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1, Gaming GT and Gaming 7 boards get Thunderbolt 3 certification

The Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1, Gaming GT, and Gaming 7 motherboards will now officially support Thunderbolt 3 via a firmware update!
This is probably why the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book don’t have a USB Type-C port

This is probably why the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book don’t have a USB Type-C port

Versus the newly announced Dell XPS devices that come with Thunderbolt 3 support, on paper, Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book suddenly don't seem that ultimate anymore. Is their lack of Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2, and USB-C a mistake? Here are my thoughts and some speculation.