Cable/Wire

New USB-C authentication spec protects against malware and shoddy chargers
April 13, 2016 at 11:13 am

The battle against “bad” USB Type-C cables has a new ally: The USB 3.0 Promoters Group. The coalition—made up of tech company heavyweights including HP, Intel, and Microsoft—announced the USB Type-C Authentication specification on Tuesday. The new spec will allow devices to confirm the integrity of a USB-C charger, cable, or device before allowing data…

Meet Silverstone's CPU01, a reversible USB cable that works with your older phone
January 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm

It should have been made this way from the beginning. Silverstone’s new reversible USB cables gives even older phones that USB-C experience. Using the new Micro B plug, the Silverstone cable can be plugged into a smartphone equipped with the older Micro-USB plug in either direction. That gives those older phones the same capability phones…

USB-C just took a big step toward becoming the port of the future
November 30, 2015 at 11:36 am

The dream of a one-cable future is looking a little more real now that newer, better USB Type-C ports are here. You may remember USB-C — the small, reversible USB port that wants to replace all your connections (charging, display, data, etc.) — from Apple's ultra-thin MacBook and Google'sChromebook Pixel 2. USB-C was recently upgraded…