If you live in the US, most of the imported goods in your possession have traveled through the Port of Los Angeles, one of the largest ports in the world, and now, one of the biggest environmental success stories on the planet. A new study shows that due to major upgrades started a decade ago, the port is almost 10…
Developers just illustrated that the Apple Watch’s six-pin accessory port is not only capable of charging the wristable—it actually charges it faster than the inductive charger.
The new MacBook is out this week, and its most famous attribute — other than its heroin-addicted model skinniness — is its single USB-C port for power and everything else. Yep, you can’t power your machine and use an external monitor or USB drive at the same time. So let’s build a crazy multi-port dream machine…
If you live anywhere in the US, chances are that you have a product in your home right now that came through the Port of Los Angeles. The largest port in the Western hemisphere handles about a quarter of all cargo distributed throughout the country—about $1 billion a day. Now LA is working to make it the most…
Thanks to Apple's new MacBook and Google's new Chromebook Pixel, USB-C has arrived. A single flavor of cable for all your charging and connectivity needs? Hell yes. But that convenience doesn't come without a cost; our computers will be more vulnerable than ever to malware attacks, from hackers and surveillance…
You've probably already heard about the dispute that's virtually frozen the flow of cargo into the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, leaving cargo ships and trucks without anywhere to go. But seeing it from the air is something else entirely.
While rumors of a 12-inch MacBook Air have been merrily percolating these last few months, the most interesting aspect of Apple's upcoming redesign turns out not to be the size after all. It's the apparent abandonment of ports.
Big ports have always struggled to keep an eye on every single ship that passes through their waters—especially the part of the boat that's underwater. Now, there's a new sort of robotic barnacle that can stealthily slide along the hulls of incoming ships and scan for hidden compartments where smugglers hide their…
Where do boats go when they die? Sometimes they end up in vast ship graveyards, sometimes craggy, foggy places where ships have met their doom, and sometimes spots where ships are deliberately left to rust. There's a quiet beauty to many of these graveyards and their resting inhabitants.
What's the difference between a tuna fish and an unmanned underwater vehicle? About a million years of purpose-built evolution. That's why the Department of Homeland Security is hoping to leverage Mother Nature's handiwork into a fleet of ichthyoid-inspired drones to defend our harbors.
Want Flash on your iPhone 4 something fierce? Great news, flash lover, for it is now possible thanks to these simple steps:
I'd say my success rate at correctly plugging in a USB connector on the first try is well below average. And honestly, the second time doesn't always work either. Embarrassing! But UltraTek's "Flipper" USB connector makes the point entirely moot.
To get the bad news over with first: this is just a concept. Put down your Visa card. Freescale's been exploring the various shapes and uses tablets could take over the years, with this smartbook concept being ideal for DJs.
Buffalo today unveiled the first-even four-port USB 3.0 hub. Right now? May not be that useful. But sooner than you think, this is going to be the multi-port hub that you need.
This chuckling cartoon reminds me of that classic, dreamy quote: "If you build it, some Linux hacker will write a driver for it." Or something like that. [XKCD]