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What is USB 4?

USB 4.0.

In March of this year, the USB Promoter Group announced the future release of the USB 4.0 specification, hopefully on track for release midyear. The upgrade in the USB protocol is surprisingly close to the most recent release of its p ... Read More

What is USB 3.2? Why USB Naming Just Got More Confusing

USB Terminology confusing a person.

The USB Implementers Forum, Inc., the non-profit gathering of companies devoted to developing the Universal Serial Bus specification, has done it again. They’ve gone and renamed USB specification nam ... Read More

Rumors that Apple Will Switch iPhone to USB-C

Apple Logo with USB Type C Port.

Any large tech event is sure to get tongues wagging about rumors in upcoming gadget models, and CES is the tech event of the year, so it’s no surprise that even weeks later we’ ... Read More

SanDisk Reveals new 4TB Prototype Flash Drive at CES 2019
CES 2019.
Image by James Laird

CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada has fulfilled its promise to be an exciting year ... Read More

Everything Wrong With USB-C

Woman with a handful of cables looking confused.

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past four or five years, you may not be aware of the latest USB cable called USB-C. It’s the newest iteration of port connectivit ... Read More

How to Recover Data from a Broken or Corrupted USB Drive

crushed usb drive

Let’s face it; we can be pretty rough with our stuff. Thanks to their portability, custom USB flash drives are among the many victims of everyday wear and tear. They can withstand a battery of survival tests ... Read More

How to Remove Write Protection for your USB Drive

plugging usb into laptop

We’ve all been there before. Just minding your own business, trying to copy some files to or from your USB flash drive and then your computer flags you with, “The disk is write protected!” ... Read More

iPad’s New USB-C Port Lacks Functionality
iPad’s new USB-C port
Image by Jason Cipriani/ZDNet

After a long period of rumors, skepticism, and curiosity, Apple introduced th ... Read More

Data May One Day Be Stored in Powder

explosion of colored powder

Technical innovators are always looking for creative solutions to our current problems. You may not be aware that data storage is one of those issues. Actually, it’s a big problem for us because of how w ... Read More

Apple Brings the USB-C Port to New iPad Pro

ipad pro

The results are in! In a completely unexpected move, today Apple introduced their newest iPad Pro which now sports—much to the utter shock of consumers everywhere—a USB-C port. As you are probably aware, Apple is ... Read More