Qualcomm responds to Quick Charge vs USB Type-C concerns

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Consumers in search of extra USB Type-C connectors that work with some of the newer devices hitting the market have discovered some pitfalls along the way that could potentially ruin a device. Those problems led at least one Google employee, Benson Leung, to set off on a crusade to test Type-C connectors and try to inform the public about this new technology. Recent targets of Leung include the LG G5 and HTC 10, which he says he cannot recommend due to the use of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Qualcomm has now responded to the issue. Read more

Giveaway: Win one of nine LG G5 cases from VRS Design!

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VRS Design, formerly known as Verus, relaunched its branding with new cases. Among the first devices supported with sweet new accessories is the LG G5. We actually just labeled two VRS Design cases as the best ones you can get for LG’s 2016 flagship.

We’re partnering with them for a giveaway that has nine cases for the G5 as prizes. Once the entry period ends, we’ll randomly select nine winners to receive one G5 case from VRS Design.

Hit the break to enter the giveaway.

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[Deal] Get a Nekteck clear case for your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge for $3

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Two very premium materials make up the exterior of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge — metal and glass. While those look and feel good in the hand, they’re very susceptible to damage if dropped. That’s why it’s a great idea to buy a case and secure your phone; however, people out there just don’t like covering up a $700 device with a case. For them, there are clear cases.

Right now, Nekteck’s clear cases for the Galaxy S7 and S7 are available for less than $5.

Hit the break for details.

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New USB Type-C spec should keep a faulty cable from destroying your device

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USB Type-C is great! It’s reversible, charges quickly, and it’s fast on data transfers. It’s quickly becoming the standard for tons of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops, which we’ve already seen on Nexus devices, the HTC 10, LG G5, and several other phones. But on the other side of things, bad USB Type-C cables can also destroy your device. Read more