Author Archives: Bernie Thompson

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Massive New 97-Port USB Type-C Hub Shows Plugable’s Engineering Prowess

USB’s new Type C connector is amazing. It’s reversible (like the Apple Lightning cable), it replaces both the iconic USB Type A connector and Type B, it’s forward and backward compatible with USB 3.1 down to USB 1.1, capable of 10 Gbps (more in the future), and can deliver up to 100W in either direction […]

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Hands-On With USB-C on the Chromebook Pixel 2

This has been an exciting week with the launch of Apple’s new Macbook with a single USB-C port (technically USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C). Then just a day later Google announces their Google Chromebook Pixel 2 2015 — shipping immediately with several useful USB-C accessories. So we had to get our hands on one and show […]

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Plugable Car Cup USB charger Giveaway (Uber drivers only)

#giveaway for #uber drivers. RT + follow for chance to win one of 10 Plugable car USB chargers Rules: No purchase necessary Drivers in the 50 US states only on this giveaway (sorry! We’ll get to drivers in other geographies in future giveaways!) Winners selected from followers who retweet, who have some history in their […]

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Upgrade the USB Charging Capabilities of Your Car

Your car may have enough cup holders but USB charging ports are often scarce. With our new Plugable USB-C3C, we’ve packed 3 USB smart charging ports into a beautiful cup-sized charger that sits in any cup holder and gets power from your existing 12V accessory socket / cigarette lighter. With so many devices in your […]

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20 Years of Linux

Originally Published in Linux Journal Issue #239, March 2014 20 Years ago, 15 years before founding Plugable Technologies, Bernie Thompson wrote an article for the first issue of Linux Journal. Over the next twenty years, LJ published 4 more articles including this 20-year retrospective in March 2014. Thanks to Linux Journal’s generous terms allowing authors […]

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Throwback: Market Making for the Bazaar

Originally Published in Linux Journal Issue #64, August 1999 20 Years ago, 15 years before founding Plugable Technologies, Bernie Thompson wrote an article for the first issue of Linux Journal. Over the next twenty years, LJ published 4 more articles including a 20-year retrospective in 2014. Thanks to Linux Journal’s generous terms allowing authors to […]

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Throwback: Making Money in the Bazaar

Originally Published in Linux Journal Issue #62, June 1999 20 Years ago, 15 years before founding Plugable Technologies, Bernie Thompson wrote an article for the first issue of Linux Journal. Over the next twenty years, LJ published 4 more articles including a 20-year retrospective in 2014. Thanks to Linux Journal’s generous terms allowing authors to […]

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Throwback: The World Wide Web

Originally published in Linux Journal Issue #3, June-July 1994 20 Years ago, 15 years before founding Plugable Technologies, Bernie Thompson wrote an article for the first issue of Linux Journal. Over the next twenty years, LJ published 4 more articles including a 20-year retrospective in 2014. Thanks to Linux Journal’s generous terms allowing authors to […]

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Throwback: Linux vs. Windows NT and OS/2

Originally Published in Linux Journal Issue #1, March 1994 20 Years ago, 15 years before founding Plugable Technologies, Bernie Thompson wrote an article for the first issue of Linux Journal. Over the next twenty years, LJ published 4 more articles including a 20-year retrospective in 2014. Thanks to Linux Journal’s generous terms allowing authors to […]

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What BadUSB Is and Isn’t

The BadUSB exploit is an idea and working proof of concept which takes advantage of the fact that some USB devices have firmware, and on some of those devices the firmware can be updated. BadUSB has exploded onto the press in the last few days with articles like Wired – The Unpatchable Malware That Infects […]

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