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Watch lightning roll across the US in a gorgeous time-lapse video from space

May 22nd, 2018

Thunderstorms can produce some pretty impressive light shows for us here on Earth, but spotting it from space can prove a tricky task. Determining exactly where lightning is striking the surface can give weather forecasters and scientists important insights into how storms behave, and that information is crucial to advanced warning systems. The National Oceanic …

iPhone 8 rumors

Why the iPhone 8 deserves USB-C

February 28th, 2017

By every account, the iPhone 8 is going to be a big deal. If the rumors are to be believed, it will be a bezel-less, button-free monster of a smartphone, coming to raid our bank accounts and our free time. That’s all well and good, but a new Wall Street Journal report has everyone freaked out over …

Watch lightning hit the Empire State Building in spectacular video

July 27th, 2016

An event that reportedly happens an average of 23 times annually has been caught on camera in a dramatic video: lighting zapping the Empire State Building. The short clip— aptly titled “Boom!”–  has racked up over 1.2 million views on YouTube since it was first uploaded on Monday. After six or so seconds, the video …

Lightning in a Box Video

Watch this incredible video of lightning being captured in glass box

May 13th, 2015

Nature is chock full of terrifying phenomena, from hurricanes to tornadoes to celebrities with strong political leanings, but nothing strikes fear into our hearts quite like a thunderstorm. Dogs run under tables, babies start crying and adults pretend it doesn’t bother them, but they know deep down that getting struck by lightning is a real possibility. Fortunately, …

Reversible USB Connector

Next USB connector will finally be reversible, like Apple’s Lightning plug

December 5th, 2013

The next-generation USB connector for mobile devices will be smaller to facilitate slimmer smartphone and tablet designs, but also reversible, similar to the connector on Apple’s Lightning cables. According to the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, the development of the USB Type-C connector has begun. The new connector is built on existing USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 …

Apple Lightning Cable Authentication iOS 7

Apple’s hopes of barring knockoff Lightning cables purportedly dealt fatal blow

June 24th, 2013

Apple’s quest to keep cheap knockoff Lightning cables off the market may have just been dealt a fatal blow. MacRumors reports that Chinese firm iPhone5Mod “claims to have cracked Apple’s iOS 7 authentication and is now offering new cables compatible with the upcoming operating system.” What makes this particularly intriguing is that iPhone5Mod’s Cyril Chang …

Belkin Lightning Port Connector

Belkin the first company to release official third-party Apple Lightning port products

November 5th, 2012

Congratulations, Belkin — you’re the first third-party manufacturer to release official products for Apple’s (AAPL) Lightning connector port! Belkin on Monday released two Lightning-related products: A Lightning car charger to help iPhone fans keep their devices charged while driving and charge-and-sync dock that keeps the iPhone charged at home. Both products can be pre-ordered now …

Third-party Lightning Cable Release Date

Knockoff Lightning cables from China available November 3rd for $9.90 [video]

October 25th, 2012

Still waiting for Apple (AAPL) to stock up on more $19 Lightning cables? Earlier in the month, iPhone5Mod unveiled the first third-party Lightning cable and dock for $40. The same company announced today it will begin shipping third-party Lightning cables for half the price Apple is charging: $9.90 plus $4 shipping to U.S.. The China-made …