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by Gary Sims 1 day ago4 comments

Do you use mobile payments? [Poll of the Week]

by Jimmy Westenberg 1 day ago41 comments

HTC U Ultra hands-on

by Andrew Grush 5 days ago105 comments

5 flagship features mid-range phones need in 2017

by Robert Triggs 6 days ago41 comments
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5 flagship features mid-range phones need in 2017

Mid-range smartphones could do with a shot in the arm in 2017, so here's a list of features we want to see from manufacturers this year.
by Robert Triggs6 days ago41

Best USB Type-C cables

We are probably seeing the last generation of micro-USB Android smartphones. The hot new USB Type-C standard is here to stay, and these are our favorite cables.
by Edgar CervantesDecember 1, 201620

Best USB-C portable battery chargers

As more devices adopt the USB Type-C format, we're going to see more accessories that offer support. With that in mind, here are some of the best USB-C portable chargers on offer right now.
by Christopher LoranNovember 16, 201622

Google could ban third-party fast charging hardware in upcoming Android phones

Google updated one of its Android hardware requirement documents, stating that it could require USB Type-C phones to stick with standard charging specs.
by John CallahamNovember 8, 201646
 
 

USB publishes new Audio Class 3.0 spec for phones without a 3.5mm jack

USB-IF has published the finalized specifications for the new USB Audio Class 3.0 standard, which will aid manufacturers looking to ditch the 3.5mm jack.
by Robert TriggsOctober 3, 201663

Native USB Type-C HDMI output is now a reality

Although no products are supported yet, the HDMI consortium has announced that they have developed an alt mode for USB-Type C cables.
by John DyeSeptember 2, 20169

Simple USB Type-C to HDMI cables are coming

The newly released HDMI Alt Mode specification allow for simple USB Type-C to HDMI cables for connecting phones and laptops up to TVs and monitors.
by Robert TriggsSeptember 1, 20168

Anker issues recall and refund for perilous USB-C cable

It was discovered that Anker had a faulty USB-C cable in its inventory, which could give your phone a much higher voltage than allowed.
by Josh NoriegaAugust 29, 201618

USB-IF announces certification program for USB Type-C chargers

The USB-IF is making it mandatory for compliant USB Type-C charger manufacturers to prominently display power capabilities in watts.
by Team AAAugust 16, 20164

Best USB-C Car Chargers

Join us as we take a look at the best USB-C type car chargers currently available.
by Joshua OlivieriAugust 16, 20166
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