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Who knew power dongles could be so interesting?

"The move from old-style USB ports to the newer USB-C has had its share of growing pains," warns Stephen Shankland in CNET.

"But the updated design is leading to a profusion of new products to charge your gadgets.

The biggest reason is that USB-C can charge both your phone and your laptop -- and, increasingly, other things like Bluetooth wireless earbuds and MiFi portable hotspots..."

Browsers Are Interesting Again
TechCrunch, January 4th, 2020
A few years ago, covering browsers got boring

Frederic Lardinois writes in TechCrunch, "Chrome had clearly won the desktop, the great JavaScript speed wars were over and Mozilla seemed more interested in building a mobile operating system than its browser. Microsoft tried its best to rescue Internet Explorer/Edge from being the punchline of nerdy jokes, but its efforts essentially failed.

Meanwhile, Opera had shuttered the development of its own rendering engine and redesigned its browser with less functionality, alienating many of its biggest fans. On mobile, plenty of niche players tried to break the Chrome/Safari duopoly, but while they did have some innovative ideas, nothing ever stuck..."

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