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USB Type-C Authentication Program gets started, sounds like it's effectively DRM for Type-C devices

Today the USB-IF, the non-profit behind the USB standard's marketing and specifications, revealed the formal launch of its "USB Type-C™ Authentication Program," originally announced back in 2016. The optional program "defines cryptographic-based authentication for USB Type-C chargers and devices." If that sounds like a thinly veiled euphemism for hardware DRM to you, that's because it is.

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Moshi's 2nd generation Type-C audio and charging adapter now available for $40

The loss of the headphone jack on the Pixel lineup meant there was no way to use wired headphones and charge your phone at the same time. While there are plenty of goofy-looking adapters for the iPhone that give you a headphone jack with power pass-through, no such adapter has been available for Type-C Android phones - at least not any that worked well.

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[Update: Winners] We're giving away 4 bundles of Satechi Type-C accessories, including hubs, SD card readers, and wall chargers (US only)

It's time for another giveaway! We've partnered with Satechi yet again to offer bundles of Type-C accessories to four lucky readers. The pack includes a multi-port hub, a 75W travel charger, and an SD card reader.

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[Update: Winners] We're giving away 40 Choetech USB Type-C to HDMI cables, plus 50% off coupons for everyone else (US only)

We've done a few giveaways with Choetech in the past, and now it's time for another one. This time, we're giving away 40 of the company's USB Type-C to HDMI cables. If you would rather buy the cable outright, we also have an exclusive 50% off coupon to share.

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HTC won't include a Type-C headphone adapter with the U12+

HTC is going out on a limb with the U12+, which starts at $800 and won't be sold through carriers. You would expect to get all the bells and whistles when you spend that much on a phone, but HTC is cheaping out on the accessories. This phone lacks a headphone jack as so many others do lately. However, the U12+ won't come with an adapter for your 3.5mm headphones, either.

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[Deal Alert] Anker 5-port charger with 1 Power Delivery port just $33.99 (39% off) on Amazon with code, plus more cables and chargers

Anker makes some of the best mobile phone accessories around, particularly when it comes to its ever-reliable chargers and cables. Even better when they are discounted, which thankfully is fairly often. Today, Anker is offering a 5-port wall charger with 1 power delivery port discounted by almost 40%, as well as a car charger and a couple of cables.

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AUKEY has you covered for all things USB Type-C [Sponsored Post]

It's hard to get excited over something as simple as a charging port, but USB Type-C definitely makes using technology easier. I can have just one cable for my phone, laptop, and tablet - that's pretty fantastic. Even though the older USB-A and microUSB ports are still far more prevalent right now, USB Type-C will eventually replace them both.

AUKEY is one of the best technology accessory manufacturers around, selling a wide range of chargers, portable batteries, headphones, computer gear, and more. The company has a several chargers, batteries, and hubs for USB Type-C devices. Whether you're looking for a useful holiday gift for someone else, or you want to stock up on chargers for your own devices, AUKEY has some great accessories in stock.

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Save 30% on battery cases for the Pixel, S8, Note 8, and iPhone X as well as Type-C accessories with BrexLink's Cyber Monday deals [Sponsored Post]

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[Update: Winners] Giveaway: Win one of 15 packs of BrexLink USB Type-C cables and adapters [US]

USB Type-C is the way of the future, and the new port can already be found in a vast array of laptops, phones, tablets, and other devices. But if you're like me, you probably have a ton of microUSB cables collected over the years, but hardly any Type-C cables. If that sounds familiar, you're in luck, because we've partnered with BrexLink to giveaway 15 packs of the company's Type-C USB 3.0 cables and Type-C to microUSB adapters.

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Silicon Power's C50 USB drive has USB-C, USB-A, and microUSB all in one device

We live in interesting times. As the USB Type-C standard slowly spreads, we're left with three different USB ports in operation. There's USB-C, USB-A, and microUSB, but no longer will you need different flash drives for all those devices. A company called Silicon Power has announced a flash drive that has all three connectors, and it doesn't look as awkward as you'd expect.

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