To USB or Not to USB

Archive for 2016

 

Surviving without USB

This blog has little to do USB, but it’s the holiday season so maybe we all needed a break from high tech. This week Portland Oregon got a little snow, 2 inches, (25mm) to be more precise and it pretty much shut the city down. The weather had been below freezing for a couple of days […]

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How long will we be living USB Type-C dongle hell? Not Long I think

  There has been lots of chatter on dongles now that Apple taken the leap of faith and removed all ports on the new MacBook Pros except one, the USB Type-C (USB-C) port. Now while in my opinion this is a bold move in the right direction it does lead to a transition phase where […]

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USB Security – Charge Safely with USB Protection, or Kill a Car

Charge with Protection With USB charging ports everywhere, when you plug in your phone to charge it in an airport or taxi, how do you know your data is protected? USB supports both power and data, so it’s possible your data is being transferred off while your phone is being charged.  You can also see […]

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USB and Health and Diagnostics and Thanksgiving

Transitioning from Autonomous Automobiles = Increased Happiness, we move to USB = better health. Every wearables charger  for every FitBit and Garmin and smart watch uses USB, since it’s the universal standard. The next (obvious) step is to use USB for diagnosis.  The power of the PC combined with the flexibility of USB means you […]

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USB, Autonomous Cars and Happiness

USB, Autonomous Cars and Happiness So it turns out, the one thing that can make you happier is to shorten your commute. There’s actual, scientific evidence of this.     In turns out there are 33 companies working on Autonomous Vehicles. https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/autonomous-driverless-vehicles-corporations-list/ I think of these companies as being in the happiness business.   Other […]

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Simplest, Smartest and Lowest Cost USB Type-C

We have been seeing a lot of interest in all things USB Type-C from basic USB 2.0 Type-C support all the way to the higher end USB Type-C Alt Mode with DisplayPort. Actually, the latter is getting the most focus as it’s far more complex than traditional standalone USB operation and it’s a highly desirable […]

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IoT Water Kettle vs non-USB (or USB) Hot Water Kettle

IoT getting into Hot Water – Or Not Today’s blog is brought to you by practical uses for USB that are impractical with IoT. As reported in the Guardian, a WiFi Kettle is in the news because a guy tried to start up his WiFi iKettle to brew himself some tea, and it took him 11 […]

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State of USB Fall 2016 – More Type-C and More Safety

Lots of great new stuff being built. All with USB and USB Type-C. –          The new Apple Watch Series 2 uses USB to charge. –          I’ve got a new USB battery/iPhone phone case w so I can use a mini-B connector to charge my iPhone. –          Google announced the Pixel Phones which will only have […]

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USB Killer

USB Killer I’ve spent a week learning about our ARC processors and Security products and how we can build trusted environments inside the PC using hardware and software to prevent security breaches. It turns out you can disable an electronic device through it’s USB port.  (Probably possible through any port, but let’s focus on USB).  […]

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Bye bye and good riddance to 130 year old technology, the 3.5mm jack, long live the king – USB Type-C

Wow the media is in a frenzy about the latest Apple iPhone 7 dropping the 3.5mm jack. Personally I cannot believe the 3.5mm jack has lasted as long as it did. Here is a list of just a couple of articles which seem to infer that the removal of the 3.5mm jack is the starting […]

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