Panos Panay offers weak reason why Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 lack USB-C
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 has much-improved internals but lacks one prominent feature – USB-C ports. This is the second year Microsoft has shunned the future of USB connectivity, making the up...
The EU may force Apple to drop the Lightning connector
The EU has proven that they are not shy to intervene on behalf of consumers, even against vast multi-national companies. Now Margrethe Vestager and Elzbieta Bienkowska, from the EU Commissioners for Competition and the Internal Ma...
Future Windows Mixed Reality headsets will only need one USB-C cable
Current Windows Mixed Reality headsets use an unwieldy combination of HDMI and USB-C ports, but a new industry consortium led by NVIDIA, Oculus, Valve, AMD, and Microsoft today introduced the VirtualLink™ specification — ...
Microsoft’s long-awaited Surface USB-C dongle finally coming on the 29th June
The universal USB-C connector has been gaining traction for some years now, making Microsoft’s 2017 release of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop without the increasingly ubiquitous connector quite puzzling. At the time Micr...
Microsoft planning to release USB-C adapter for Surface devices later this year
Two of the recently introduced Surface devices: the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro, do not include a single USB Type-C port. A lot of users are disappointed by the fact that Microsoft is still sticking to Type-A ports, but Microso...
Samsung introduce a range of USB-C-powered monitors at IFA 2017
Samsung Electronics today announced three new professional monitors for the modern workplace, the CH89 (34-inch curved model), CH80 (27-inch curved model) and SH85 (23.8- and 27-inch flat-screen models) at IFA 2017. The CH89, CH80...
Microsoft’s favourite immature standard gets another tweak
Microsoft is not the biggest fan of USB-C, despite being part of the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, blaming it for causing consumer confusion and dissatisfaction. Microsoft hopes this will change in the future, but with USB-C being a m...
This may be Microsoft’s USB-C compatible Surface connector (but it’s not all good)
Microsoft received a lot of criticism for not replacing the Surface connector in their new range of Surface devices with USB-C ports, but Microsoft has insisted they were simply not happy with the user experience the port provide...
Intel is working with Microsoft to enhance support for Thunderbolt 3 on Windows
Today, Intel made some major announcements related to Thunderbolt 3 I/O standard. Thunderbolt 3 aims to be the one USB-C connector that can support high-performance single-cable docks, 4K photos and video, VR, and more. Intel toda...