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Intel wants to replace headphone jacks with USB Type-C ports

Intel has published a proposal to replace the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack with digital USB Type-C connections. The company claims it would provide higher quality audio and simplify the connection of audio equipment to different kinds of devices.

USB-C getting new safety mechanism to stop cables frying phones

USB-IF, the group responsible for managing the standards surrounding USB ports, cables and connectors, has announced it is developing new cryptographic authentication features to put an end to the recent rise in dangerous non-compliant USB-C cables.

Amazon bans dangerous USB Type-C cables to protect devices

Amazon has officially banned low-quality USB Type-C cables from its website. The company has made the move after reports of some cables failing to adhere to the USB specification and damaging devices due to incorrectly-rated components.

Apple announces recall of potentially faulty USB-C cables

Apple has announced it will be replacing USB-C cables supplied with its MacBook laptops that may be defective. The cables can break and stop working correctly due to a "design issue."

'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.

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.

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