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How to improve your USB data security

<b>Note: Our USB data security feature has been fully updated. This article was first published in November 2012.</b><p>At this year's CES Samsung showed off …

New DisplayPort standard leverages USB Type-C's blazing speed

DisplayPort standards are one of those things most of us don't think about a whole lot, but are pretty important in terms of how our monitors connect to computers. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has published the latest version of the transfer protocol, about two years after the …

MacTrast Deals: Parallels Desktop 11 & SSD2go 128GB USB Drive Bundle | MacTrast

Now it’s possible to run Windows and a number of other operating systems in a Window on your Mac, without worrying about taking up precious hard …

Galaxy S7 detects moisture to prevent charging damage

Samsung stepped up its smartphone build quality once again with the Galaxy S7, offering an IP68 rated case for some protection against dirt and water. Interestingly, the phone acquired this rating despite leaving the micro USB charging port exposed and it appears that the company has also thought …

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Qicent Surge Supressor with USB surper charger review - The Gadgeteer

This is another product category that has moved from being a geeky thing to perfectly normal for people in all walks of life. In the last year, I …

Gear & Gadgets

USB-C Users Guide

My March <i>Scientific American</i> column explores the USB Type-C, a new connector that can replace the power, data, video and headphone jacks on phones, …

Create Bootable USB Drives and SD Cards For Every Operating System

Creating installation media for your operating system of choice used to be simple. Just download an ISO and burn it to CD or DVD. Now we’re using USB …

9 USB-C accessories to give your new gadgets a boost

Ready or not, USB-C is the port of the future. There weren't many devices with the new, tiny, reversible USB-C port this time last year, but that's …

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Wells Fargo looks to eye-scan security

Eye scanners have long been the stuff of sci-fi and action flicks, safeguarding everything from classified data to secret lairs.<p>Soon, though, they'll be used in the real world to protect something more mundane: your bank account. Or, more precisely, your company's much larger one.<p>Starting this …

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'The Division' will get plenty of extras in its first year

Take note, Bungie: <i>this</i> is how you tell gamers what they can expect for add-ons. Ubisoft has posted a roadmap for <i>The Division</i>'s downloadable extras, outlining just what you'll get and when in the city-in-crisis shooter's first year. Two free upgrades are coming early on. You'll get a team-oriented …

Quantum computer revolves around just 5 atoms

It's no mean feat to find the factors of a very large number -- even a supercomputer can take years to find all the multipliers. However, MIT researchers have found a way to clear this massive hurdle. They've built a quantum computer that discovers number factors using just five atoms. Four of the …

Apple Scrambles To Catch Samsung, As LCD Loses Ground To OLED

Apple is rushing to catch Samsung on OLED displays. But it will be a long slog — and consumers will begin to notice.<p>That’s my prediction based on input I’ve been getting from Raymond Soneira, a display expert and CEO at DisplayMate Technologies. While it’s clear that Apple has decided that it needs …

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