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This. Sucks. Benson Leung, the Google man who has been on a mission to debunk every faulty and non-compliant and wannabe USB Type-C cable and adapter sold... by Rita El Khoury in 10, G5, HTC, LG, News
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And then CNBC posted a "helpful" article that invited the readers to type in their passwords to check how "strong" they are, transmitting the user input in plain text, storing them in a cloud spreadsheet and sharing them with all third-party scripts that were part of the page, and I was all like...
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Easily undo edits on Android

Sometimes it takes multiple edits to get a photo just right – or you change your mind and decide the original was perfect just the way it was.

With today’s update for Android, editing is now fully reversible and non-destructive. So you can save your edits or save a new copy of the photo – either way, the original photo will remain untouched.

This update (v1.17) is rolling out now in the Play Store: goo.gl/55OnIr
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We are deeply saddened and appalled by the bombings in Brussels today, and by the recent violence in Turkey. Our thoughts are with the victims of these attacks, and their families.

To help people stay informed and connected with loved ones, we’re offering free calls via Hangouts, Hangouts Dialer or Google Voice to Belgium and Turkey. You can now make free calls to people on Belgium’s biggest mobile carriers—Lycamobile, Mobistar, Proximus, and Telenet—and to all landlines in Turkey.

Android → https://goo.gl/75u3GM
iOS → https://goo.gl/FDOfq

Additionally, for people in and around Brussels, we have been publishing Google Now cards with transit updates and a direct link to the Government Crisis Centre, and have added those resources on Google for related searches.
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And this is why you always listen to +Benson Leung and get a tested cable!
 
Hi everyone. The cable reviews are going to slow down a little bit due to an incident that happened with one cable...

A cable managed to destroy my test equipment, including my $1499 Pixel 2. I've done an analysis of the failure, and it's a really bad mistake they made.

Needless to say, I am very unhappy, and this is going to affect how quickly I get through cables and other accessories in the short term since my computer is dead.

#USBC  
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"On Wednesday, [Chicago Board of Education] voted unanimously to make computer science a graduation requirement starting with freshman who enter high school next fall (the class of 2020). Incoming students will be required to complete one credit of computer science education as part of a two-credit Career Education requirement, the district said" and I was all like...
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PSA : Take a look at the cable in the picture below. If you find a deal online for a cable that looks anything like this on Amazon, Ebay, or a site like Alibaba, don't buy it. AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS.

I've looked through my history of reviews online and I have in the past purchased at least 8 different variants of this cable for review. I dug up each of these cables from my collection of bad cables since the SurjTech cable (which looks exactly like the one in the picture) fried my equipment and did some additional testing.

With some exceptions, most cheaper cables you'll buy on Amazon aren't manufactured by the brand that sells them to you. They typically go to some common suppliers with specifications and put their brand on it. (as an aside, that's why cables from iOrange-E, Cambond, F-color, and other brands are so similar in a good way).

In this case, there is a common manufacturer for the following brands that I can see on Amazon today : 
* iKNOWTECH
* NXET
* SurjTech
* TRADERPLUS
* SAWAKE

What's troubling is that when I examine the different variants of the cables from this common manufacturer, none of the variants are correctly configured using a 56 kΩ resistor, but their errors are also not consistent!

Here are the types of errors I found with this kind of cable : 
1) No CC termination
2) 5.1kΩ pullup 
3) 5.1kΩ pulldown
4) 10 kΩ pullup
5) Swapped Vbus and Gnd + 10kΩ pulldown

The last kind of cable killed my equipment. It almost seems like the manufacturer is just trying random permutations of settings and pushing out the result into the market. Scary...

Furthermore, and here's the coup de grace, EVERY one of these cables claim to be SuperSpeed 10gbps USB 3.1 cables with the logo (the SuperSpeed trident below), the packaging, and the Amazon listings.

Every single one of these "strong" braided cables are missing the 4 additional SuperSpeed wires + 1 ground return needed by SuperSpeed. This is such a terrible deception. :(

I urge anyone to keep an eye out for this kind of cable and simply ignore it. I will leave as many negative reviews as I can, but it seems like random sellers pop up on Amazon and elsewhere selling this deceptive product every day.

#USBC   #USB   #TypeC  
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Calculator - Android Apps on Google Play
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Calculator provides simple and advanced mathematical functions in a beautifully designed app.• Perform basic calculations such as addition

Silicon Valley - Movies & TV on Google Play
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From HBO and the offbeat mind of Mike Judge ('Office Space,' 'Beavis & Butthead') comes this comedy series that delves into the outrageous w

LastPass Password Manager - Android Apps on Google Play
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LastPass is a password manager and password generator that locks your passwords and personal information in a secure vault. LastPass autofil

Eat24 Food Delivery & Takeout - Android Apps on Google Play
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Your Android can now feed you. No, it hasn’t learned to cook. (What, are you in a hurry for the robot takeover?) But you won’t have to e

Boomerang from Instagram - Android Apps on Google Play
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Boomerang from Instagram makes everyday moments fun and unexpected. Create captivating mini videos that loop back and forth, then share them

Bluelight Filter for Eye Care - Android Apps on Google Play
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☆ Avoid Eye StrainBluelight from your smartphone or tablet causes strain on your eyes and keeps you from falling asleep at night. This app

Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection - Movies & TV on Google Play
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Experience the heroic action and unforgettable adventures of Star Wars, the most iconic film series ever made – now available for the first

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Watch anime online in high quality. Free download high quality anime. Various formats from 240p to 720p HD (or even 1080p). HTML5 available

Adobe Premiere Clip - Android Apps on Google Play
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Premiere Clip is a free video editor that makes it fast and fun to create quality videos that can be easily shared - or easily opened in Ado

Focus - Android Apps on Google Play
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Focus is an incredible new kind of gallery, perfectly tuned for speed, efficiency, and ease of use. What does it do? 1 - Tag your photos to

Spy - Movies & TV on Google Play
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A female CIA agent who has been convinced that she can't do field work by her boyfriend does exactly that after her boyfriend is supposedly

An Open Letter To Motorola: Start Promising A Concrete Period Of Update ...
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Last week, Motorola announced its plans in regard to devices it would be upgrading to Android Marshmallow. Missing from that list were the 2

Nest - Android Apps on Google Play
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At Nest, we make products that are beautiful, thoughtful and easy to use. Same goes for our newly redesigned Nest app. Control your Nest Lea

Google Wallet (New) - Android Apps on Google Play
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The new Google Wallet makes it easy to send money to anyone in the US with an email address, even if they don’t have an existing Wallet ac

Destiny – Android Apps on Google Play
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From the creators of Halo and Bungie.net, the official Destiny Companion App connects to your Destiny adventure wherever life finds you. Ins

tinyCam Monitor Pro v6.2 Brings Built-In Web Server Enabling Remote Play...
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tinyCam recently made the big leap to version six dot oh, dragging along a new icon and material design. Oh the functionality front, we saw

Food is always ready when I order online, no complaints.
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The food was good, but our waitress, whether new or temporary, didn't know what was on the menu. I had to ask for the menu to confirm that the meal was on there.
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Not so generous seating during the lunch rush, as you feel people watching you eat so they can take your seat.... But good food as always!
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Great meal called the Mac Attack! Can't wait to go back to try more.
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Hot dogs and ice cream, that's essentially all they have if you're fine with that. No fries, but chips with your meals.
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Service has been too spotty in the past. For example, I ordered a mint hot chocolate and got half a cup of of water, foam and a bit of what seemed to be mint flavoring.
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