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USB on Bikes, In Ice, and some Ice Jokes

USB on Bikes So I went to buy new lights for my bicycle. I turns out all the new rechargeable lights use USB. In fact, they use the original mini-B connector. This is the larger, more sturdy connector. If you have a Samsung phone or android phone, it likely uses the micro-B connector which is […]

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See Demos on USB Type-C & USB 3.1 at Intel Developer Forum 2016

For over a decade, the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) has been Intel’s premier conference, helping to shape the direction of tomorrow’s technology. IDF brings together people from every part of the technology world to experience visionary keynotes, technology and industry insights, and technical sessions (including lectures, interactive panels, hands-on labs and Q&As). In addition, the […]

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Posted in Everyday USB, HAPS, Synopsys USB Demonstration, Type C, USB 3.1 |

 

USB in Automotive Applications

Thanks to the huge consumer demand for increased safety, autonomous driving and improved luxury in vehicles the automotive SoC market is expected to grow at 6.7% CAGR between 2014 to 2019  (source IC Market Drivers, IC Insights Jan 2016). The fastest growing segment is the Automated Driver Assistance System, ADAS, which is estimated to have […]

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Posted in Everyday USB, iPhone, Mobile Phone, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB Video, USB-C, USB-IF |

 

Will Wireless (data & charging) replace USB?

The big question on people’s minds is if wireless, data transfer and charging, will replace USB in the future. The simple answer is  NO, USB is here to stay. For the longer answer read on. It is true, wireless data transfer and wireless charging has replaced some of the traditional USB cable connected usage but […]

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Posted in Bluetooth, Everyday USB, State of USB, Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB-C, WiFi |

 

I’ve lost my iPod Touch, now what?

So I’m looking at the faster, 3rd Generation iPod Touch that has a faster microprocessor than the 2nd generation one I lost.  I can spend about $150 less for the 32GB version I bought just 18 months ago. I can wait 6 months and see if the 4th Generation iPod Touch comes out this fall, […]

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Sleep and Charge USB from Toshiba

A feature in Toshiba laptops allows you to charge your USB devices from USB ports even when your PC is asleep.  I thought this was pretty cool because with standard PCs, your laptop has to be on to charge your devices, on the Toshiba, your laptop can be off. http://laptops.toshiba.com/research-center/technology-guides/esata-usb-port I assume that you can […]

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Two Taxis in Beijing – One with USB

  There are 2 types of Taxis in China: The a) Beat-Up Taxis and b) Less Beat Up Taxis. In this picture from a Less Beat Up Taxis, you’ll see an aftermarket stereo with a USB flash drive. Keep in mind a couple of things.  These cabs are cheap to ride in, relative to a […]

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