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PNY
Hands-on review: 128GB PNY Elite-X microSDXC Flash Card
PNY continues to liven up its product range with the Elite-X microSD card. We were sent the 128GB version to check out.
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Twelve South
Hands-on review: Twelve South StayGo Mini USB Hub
I don't believe that right on the cusp of Christmas, Twelve South swung into my ken. This mini USB hub has become part of my solution to a problem faced by many.
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Review
Hands-on review: Satechi Trio Wireless Charger & Satechi Slim X3 Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard
Being a naturally curious individual, I was interested to see what customers had to say about Satechi’s products. This is my first foray into the world of the multiple device charger, and to start with I’ll admit to being slightly confused, quoting Manuel from Fawlty Towers with a confused, “¿Que?”
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DS Tech
PC component manufacturer PNY expands across the A/NZ region
PNY are strengthening their presence in and commitment to the Australian and New Zealand market. The industry veterans have established a new and exclusive local distribution partnership with DSTech for their PNY and HP USB and memory card ranges.
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HP
Hands-on review: PNY HP flash drives
PNY sent over a selection of their new HP authorised flash drives for us to put through their paces.
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HP
PNY launches HP memory products in Australia and NZ for the first time
"These HP products are part of PNYs major and continued commitment to launching high-quality memory products into Australia and New Zealand."
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Microsoft
USB4 is coming, and it's based on Thunderbolt
The non-profit USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) is preparing for the launch of USB4, with new specifications for its design and use.
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Honeywell
Honeywell upgrades USB protection for ICS environments
Industrial cybersecurity provider Honeywell has doubled down on its protection against USB-based threats towards industrial operators.
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Malware
Symantec releases neural network-integrated USB scanning station
Symantec Industrial Control System Protection Neural helps defend against USB-borne cyber attacks on operational technology.
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Mobile accessories
Review: Is the Zendure SuperCord the fix for cable frustrations?
You may have seen the Zendure SuperCord on social media being used to drag a car around - does it live up to the marketing?
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Trend Micro
Fileless malware sneaks into Windows machines via USB flash drives
A malicious backdoor called BKDR-ANDROM.ETIN is using fileless malware to infect systems through USB flash drives.
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Cybersecurity
Hackers are able to target your e-cigarette... Is nothing sacred?
"A lot of folks aren't aware that something like this is even possible."
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Malware
Honeywell launches USB security solution for industrial control systems
"Plants need solutions that let people work efficiently, but also don’t compromise cyber security and, with it, industrial safety."
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Apple
Hands-on review: MicFlip’s Reversible Micro USB Cable
MicFlip has created the first ever reversible Micro USB, compatible with all Micro USB plugs.
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Malware
ESET discovers strange malware targeting USB
“It seems that this malware was created for targeted attacks on systems isolated from the internet.”
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Wireless
D-Link shows off spherical Wi-Fi USB adapter
"Our new USB Wi-Fi Adapter will significantly upgrade the network speeds of a device, providing the ability to do more online and stray farther."
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USB
Review: Mimobot Star Wars USB Drive
If you’re a Star Wars fan or not, it’s definitely worth a spot in your Mimobot collection.
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Kickstarter
Kiwi startup to solve USB charging woes
“We use our cables and devices so often that we have almost accepted this frustration as the norm.”
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Kaynex
Review: Kaynex Sydnee
Here’s a first world problem. Most families have a pile of USB charged gadgets. Trouble is there are usually only a few suitable spots for plugging everything in to ensure they stay charged. As any parent with teens knows, Charged gadgets equals happy families.
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USB
Review: Clickfree Traveler
At the size of a credit card (and about double the thickness), the Traveler features an extremely thin USB connector that swings out from the side.