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 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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Russia, the Internet and a new way to wage war?

NYT report on Russia ships operating over deep sea internet cables shows we need new rules on use and abuse of world’s shared resources.


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USB-C vs. USB 3.1: What’s the difference?

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After more than a decade of fighting with USB’s relentlessly superpositioning cables, a new cable standard is finally coming to market.

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Reversible USB Type-C finally on its way, alongside USB 3.1’s 10Gbit performance

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After more than a decade of fighting with USB’s relentlessly superpositioning cables, a new cable standard is finally coming to market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/197145-reversible-usb-type-c-finally-on-its-way-alongside-usb-3-1s-10gbit-performance

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Questionable leaks raise hopes that Apple will release new Lightning cable with reversible USB connector

Reversible male “Type-A” USB plugs are not new, but they also aren’t compliant with the cable’s official specifications, which means that newly leaked Lightning cables showing reversible USB connectors probably were not made by Apple.



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