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'Fundamentally flawed' USB Type-C cable killed a $1,000 laptop

A fatally flawed USB Type-C cable, listed on Amazon up until very recently, can cause critical damage to devices it is connected to, one engineer has found. The cheap cable instantly killed a USB voltage tester and $1,000 laptop.

OnePlus will refund owners of potentially hazardous USB-C cables

Nearly two weeks after it emerged OnePlus' $7 USB Type-C cables could damage devices, the company has responded and admitted a resistor inside means they don't meet the required specification. The company will offer refunds but not free replacements.

This designer extension cord wants to revolutionise power bars

A start-up project seeking crowd-funding wants to revolutionize the plug socket by releasing a designer power bar with detachable, variable length cords and both AC and USB outlets. Joule aims to create a power strip "you can finally love."

OnePlus' $7 USB Type-C cables could damage devices

A Google engineer has warned people who use cheap USB Type-C cables made by Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus could damage their phones due to a potential fault. The issue occurs when the cables are used with non-OnePlus devices.

$99 dongle 'fixes' your computer's security by killing USB ports

A $99 dongle is seeking to improve PC security by making it impossible to use the USB ports so attackers can't easily steal data. The bizarre device is seeking crowd-funding now and appears to be derived from the recent motherboard-frying Killer USB.

'Killer USB' immediately fries computers by discharging 220V

A Russian hacker has revealed a design for a USB stick that can kill any device it is connected to within seconds. The normal-looking pen drive fries the motherboard of any unsuspecting computer, phone or tablet by forcing 220 volts of power over USB.

Microsoft: Hackers are exploiting Windows bug using USB sticks

Microsoft has issued an important security update for all currently supported Windows versions that patches an issue allowing hackers to take control of a computer after an infected USB stick is connected. The company says it is being actively exploited.

Microsoft will sell Windows 10 on USB sticks as well as DVDs

A report has suggested that Microsoft will sell retail editions of Windows 10 on USB drives, a sign of the continuing demise of optical media for storage. Although DVDs will remain available, installing from USB will be much quicker for most people.

Review: The Inateck HB4009 'Magic Hub' is one unique USB expansion

Most USB hubs have a very simple purpose. They allow you to add more USB ports to your computer by connecting a dongle to one of the existing ports. The Inateck HB4009 has some rather different functionality though including clipboard and mouse sharing.

Review: Intocircuit Power Bank Pcastle 26,000

The Intocircuit Power Bank Pcastle 26,000 is a massive portable power bank that can charge pretty much anything including phones, tablets and even laptops. With USB and DC out in various voltages, the Pcastle is the power bank for the heaviest of users.

Apple may have invented USB Type-C

A major Apple blogger has revealed that the company is actually responsible for the creation of the new reversible USB Type-C standard. The tech giant then gave it to the relevant bodies to encourage larger adoption by other companies.

Unpatchable USB-stick infecting malware now in the wild

An unpatchable malware infecting the firmware powering USB drives is now available in the wild, giving hackers undetectable abilities to use the sticks as hosts to malicious software that is automatically loaded when connected to a new computer.

All USB devices are 'critically flawed'

Los Angeles - New research calls into question the security of using USBs to connect devices to computers. The research points towards a virus risk and argues that it would be extremely difficult to remove a virus residing in the USB firmware.

Apple to replace third-party adapters for $10

London - Apple will start selling $10 USB power adapters to replace counterfeit units after raising safety concerns over the third party power plugs for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

Researchers: Current Apple iOS devices vulnerable to charger hack

Researchers operating out of the Georgia Institute of Technology are warning Apple users that phony chargers could deliver malicious software onto the Apple operating system within a minute.

Kingston makes one terabyte USB3.0 flash drive

Kingston is definitely not the first to attempt this amazing stunt but the CES 2013 in Las Vegas reveals Kingston is definitely working on a one terabyte USB3.0 flash drive.

Remastered Beatles catalog to be released on USB device

Set to debut Dec. 8 in North America, the green, apple-shaped USB device will contain 16 GB of the band's digitally remastered music, short documentaries, album art, photos and liner notes.

Faster USB 3.0 Is Coming

A new USB standard, USB 3.0, is reportedly set to hit the market soon and replace the current USB 2.0 standard. USB 3.0 will be ten times faster and will transfer files at a rate of 4.8 Gigabits per second (0.6 GB per second).

USB Drive Helps Find Lost Child

An USB Drive helps retrieve a missing kid.

USB Aluminum Flat Mouse

An USB aluminum flat mouse light weight and durable, works in any surface, no pads necessary.

Samsung Releases LCD Uses Only USB, No VGA, DVI

Samsung releases LCD powered by USB 2.0 only, no VGA, DVI inputs.

Solar Technology's Freeloader saps power from USB, the Sun

Charge your Phone, Palm, GPS, Game machines, iPod, PSP with the Solar Technology's Freeloader.

USB rechargeable batteries

Ever have a rechargeable battery fail when you were away from your charger, and you didn't have any alkaline batteries?

Brando USB Panda Web Cam, Plug and Play

Have a neat USB Panda Web Cam for your computer and communicate with friends and family via Skype, MSN, Yahoo Messengers.

500 GB External USB Storage device.

And my Hard Disk is just 80GB in Desk Top Machine.

Wii Mote Controlled USB Missile Launcher

And yet another way to use your Wii-mote! This time it is being used to control a USB missile launcher to shoot at the cat.

humping dog usb Flash Drive.

This is Humping Dog. USB MEETS LOVE.

Boot Windows XP from a USB flash drive

Here is an easy way to boot Windows XP from your flash drive. Just in case your PC won't boot, you can use the bootable flash drive to fix the problems.

USB Battery Charger for AA and AAA Battery Sizes

Portable USB Battery Charger for AA and AAA Battery Sizes via your Notebooks or desktop PCs, Macs.

Swiss Army USB Knife

A Swiss Army Knife for Gadget Lovers with USB 512MB Memory Drive and Flashlight.
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The NomadKey phone charger
The NomadKey phone charger
Via NomadKey
Rendering of a USB Type-C cable
Rendering of a USB Type-C cable
Apple Inc
A SanDisk USB stick
A SanDisk USB stick
The new 2015 MacBook has only a single USB Type-C port for connectivity
The new 2015 MacBook has only a single USB Type-C port for connectivity
The Inateck HB4009 USB hub with  Magic  port
The Inateck HB4009 USB hub with "Magic" port
The  Killer USB  stick in action
The "Killer USB" stick in action
Dark Purple (YouTube)
The USB Killer
The USB Killer
USB Killer, Indiegogo
The OnePlus USB Type-C cable
The OnePlus USB Type-C cable