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Hands-on review: JBL Quantum Stream microphone
Last week
A few months ago JBL launched the JBL Quantum Stream, a Dual pattern premium USB microphone for gamers, streamers and podcasters.
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Hands-on review: 128GB PNY Elite-X microSDXC Flash Card
March 2022
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
December 2021
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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Hands-on review: Satechi Trio Wireless Charger & Satechi Slim X3 Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard
December 2021
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
November 2021
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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Hands-on review: PNY HP flash drives
September 2020
PNY sent over a selection of their new HP authorised flash drives for us to put through their paces.
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PNY launches HP memory products in Australia and NZ for the first time
July 2020
"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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QNAP releases two new JBOD enclosure models
April 2020
The multi-platform 8-bay desktop TL-D800C and 12-bay rackmount TL-R1200C-RP USB 3.2 Gen 2 JBOD storage enclosure.
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USB4 is coming, and it's based on Thunderbolt
September 2019
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 upgrades USB protection for ICS environments
February 2019
Industrial cybersecurity provider Honeywell has doubled down on its protection against USB-based threats towards industrial operators.
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Symantec releases neural network-integrated USB scanning station
December 2018
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?
October 2018
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
September 2017
A malicious backdoor called BKDR-ANDROM.ETIN is using fileless malware to infect systems through USB flash drives.
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Data-junkies saddle up, USB transfer speeds are doubling
July 2017
USB 3.2-equipped laptops and external drives could reach speeds of 20 gigabits per second...
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Hackers are able to target your e-cigarette... Is nothing sacred?
May 2017
"A lot of folks aren't aware that something like this is even possible."
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Honeywell launches USB security solution for industrial control systems
April 2017
"Plants need solutions that let people work efficiently, but also don’t compromise cyber security and, with it, industrial safety."
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Hands-on review: MicFlip’s Reversible Micro USB Cable
April 2016
MicFlip has created the first ever reversible Micro USB, compatible with all Micro USB plugs.
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ESET discovers strange malware targeting USB
March 2016
“It seems that this malware was created for targeted attacks on systems isolated from the internet.”
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Wireless technologies
D-Link shows off spherical Wi-Fi USB adapter
August 2015
"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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Review: Mimobot Star Wars USB Drive
July 2015
If you’re a Star Wars fan or not, it’s definitely worth a spot in your Mimobot collection.
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Kiwi startup to solve USB charging woes
March 2015
“We use our cables and devices so often that we have almost accepted this frustration as the norm.”
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Review: Kaynex Sydnee
October 2014
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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Review: Clickfree Traveler
November 2010
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.
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The Full Transaction
April 2010
Mobile printing enables your customers to fully complete a transaction in situ and without delay.