New HDMI Mode Will Allow USB-C Connections

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from TechHive:
On Friday, HDMI Licensing announced a new cable standard that connects USB-C and HDMI devices… The idea, naturally enough, is to to develop an HDMI-to-USB Type-C cable that ties together the most common cabling protocols in both the PC and consumer electronics industries, eliminating the need for an adapter or special silicon. Source devices like PCs, tablets, and smartphones will be able to output HDMI video and multi-channel audio from a USB-C port, just as they can now with DisplayPort.

“The USB Type-C connector is gaining traction in the mobile and PC markets,” said HDMI Licensing, LLC president Rob Tobias. “Consumers expect to easily connect these devices to displays with a USB Type-C to HDMI cable and utilize the capabilities and features of native HDMI. This specification will also result in more source devices incorporating HDMI,” which already total about 6 billion,


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Ending an experiment

Earlier this year I started cross-posting from this blog to Facebook and Medium. I’m not no longer doing that.Here’s why.First, if you put the two of them together, you’d have a great blogging surface. Medium handles linking, styles and titles. No podcasts, but that’s the fourth item on the list for a reason. Most of my posts don’t have podcasts attached. If there was one must-have feature I could live without that’s the one (though giving up podcasting is giving up a huge win in interop). And Facebook handles updates, so if I make a change to a post after initially publishing it, those changes percolate to the Facebook version. So if you add the two together you get pretty close to the ideal.But Facebook doesn’t do links, styling, titles or podcasts. And Medium doesn’t do updates.I gave both a good shot, but the tradeoffs just aren’t worth it.It’s true


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FTC Warns Consumers: Don’t Sync To Your Rental Car!

Slashdot reader chicksdaddy quotes an article from Security Ledger:
The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers to beware of new ‘connected car’ features that allow rental car customers to connect their mobile phone or other devices to in-vehicle infotainment systems. “If you connect a mobile device, the car may also keep your mobile phone number, call and message logs, or even contacts and text messages,” the FTC said in an advisory released on Tuesday. “Unless you delete that data before you return the car, other people may view it, including future renters and rental car employees or even hackers.”

The Commission is advising renters to avoid syncing their mobile phones to their rental car, or to power devices via a USB port, where settings on your device may allow automatic syncing of data. Consumers who do connect their device should scrutinize any requests for permissions.

Security researchers have also discovered another


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