News & Reviews: USB
Sep 28, 2021
A few years ago, most laptops came with thick power adapters that take up space in your back. The sizes for these adapters have gotten smaller in recent years, but no manufacturer has managed to get rid of them completely. Fortunately, that might change soon.
May 27, 2021
It seems that the USB Type-C Cable and Connector Specification Revision 2.1 has been launched in collaboration with major manufacturers such as HP, Google, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung, and more. The new specifications come with various improvements including up to 240W power delivery, which allows it to charge electronic devices such as laptops much faster.
Apr 07, 2021
Based on a report by Digital Chat Station on weibo, it seems that OPPO could be working on a smartphone that comes with no visible ports. Not only that, but the report seems also mentioned that the device in question will come with no visible front or rear camera modules, hinting that the sensors are most likely housed under the display.
Feb 12, 2020
Based on a statement by Apple Developer Forrest Heller, USB chargers these days carry more processing power as compared to the guidance computer found on the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The way the aforementioned developer proved his statement is by analyzing the hardware found in the USB chargers and compared them to Apollo 11’s computers.
Mar 05, 2019
It wasn't too long ago that we reported that Samsung is already mass producing its latest 512GB eUFS 3.0 storage chip. At this moment, there is another new member and it's not by Samsung, but rather the standard organization USB-IF for announcing USB 4 (not 4.0, just 4) and get this, it's able to reach up to 40Gbps (dual-channel) in transferring speed!
Oct 04, 2016
Companies are slowly moving away from including the humble 3.5mm jack on their smartphones. We have a few companies already coming out with devices sans the jack - LeEco, Motorola and the most famous of all, Apple. Now the organization behind the USB standard has come up with a new guideline for a spec called USB Audio Class 3.0, which eliminates the need of having an audio jack in the smartphone altogether.