New Intel Thunderbolt 3 Controllers Add DisplayPort 1.4, Better USB-C Support

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Intel’s new Thunderbolt 3 controllers add support for DisplayPort 1.4, improve USB-C compatibility, and should hit store shelves in 2018.

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Is USB-C Chasing an Unachievable Goal?

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USB-C sells a dream of uniting every cable standard and protocol over a single cable, but so far the fairy tale hasn’t stood up to cold reality.

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Intel wants to kill the 3.5mm audio jack, replace with USB-C

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Intel is reportedly working on extensions to USB-C that would kill the venerable 3.5mm headphone jack. Digital audio could improve smartphone design in a number of ways, but there are costs and drawbacks as well.

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USB-C devices can now have safety, authenticity verified with new certification program

Article Image It will soon be much easier for consumers and businesses to determine whether a USB-C device is genuine and can be trusted, thanks to the newly introduced USB Type-C Authentication specification.

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Amazon bans cheap USB-C cables in wake of Google engineer’s crusade

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Amazon has agreed to formally disallow the sale of cables that don’t conform to the USB-C specification after one Google engineer found a number of faulty cables — including cables that destroyed hardware. It’s a small step, but an important one.

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Apple's Lightning to USB-C cable lets users plug iPhone, iPad into 12-inch MacBook

Article Image One of the less publicized Apple announcements on Monday was the introduction of a Lightning to USB-C cable, an accessory addressing a serious compatibility problem for 12-inch MacBook owners who also own an iOS device.

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Apple initiates replacement program for MacBook USB-C charging cables

Article Image Apple on Friday activated a quality program for USB-C charging cables included with 12-inch MacBook with Retina display models, as well as those sold as standalone accessories, saying a design issue with affected units could cause them to fail.

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PSA: If you don't want to fry your new MacBook, pay attention to the quality of your USB cables

Article Image Apple’s decision to include a single, all-new USB-C port on the reinvented MacBook has sent buyers of the ultraportable scrambling for adapters and conversion cables to connect legacy devices — but be mindful of what you plug in.

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Griffin preps MagSafe-like USB-C power adapter, Acer & Lenovo unveil USB-C monitors

Article Image On Monday, a trio of companies announced new gear suited to the USB-C port on the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Griffin revealed a MagSafe-like power adapter, while Acer and Lenovo teased compatible monitors.

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Lightning strikes: Apple TV, Apple Pencil double down on proprietary port

The announcement of the new reversible USB-C port, and its subsequent embrace by Apple in the 12-inch MacBook, led to speculation that the Lightning connector could be on the way out. But the company signaled otherwise this week, when it made Lightning a key component of the new Apple Pencil, as well as the Apple TV’s Siri Remote.

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