USB Type-C

HDMI Unveils “Alternate Mode” for USB Type-C Connector

HDMI Licensing has today announced the launch of a new HDMI Alternate Mode or 'Alt Mode’ for the USB Type-C connector, which will allow HDMI-enabled source devices to use a USB Type-C connector to directly connect to HDMI-enabled displays, delivering native HDMI signals over a simple cable without any adapters or dongles.  The HDMI 1.4b Alt-Mode on USB Type-C Specification is now...

New USB Type-C Could Soon Kill the 3.5mm Audio Jack

We all know the biggest problem with removing the 3.5mm jack is that it will suddenly render countless earbuds and headphones useless unless you buy a separate adapter. Furthermore, the phone's charging port gets occupied if you have headphones plugged into them. But now, Intel architects Brad Saunders and Rahman Ismail have shown a coming USB audio standard at the Intel...

Intel Suggests Replacing Headphone Jacks with USB Type-C

In a detailed proposal published yesterday on AnandTech, Intel has highlighted the advantages of the new USB-C connector, suggesting that it should be used as a replacement for the 3.5mm headphone jack in future smartphones and tablets. The company has joined Chinese firm LeEco in promoting the new standard, who recently introduced a bunch of smartphones without a...