Headphone jack threatened, FBI on hack


(Image from Engadget)
(Image from Engadget)

Intel pushes USB-C as headphone jack’s successor — The technology world has a seething hatred of the traditional 3.5-millimeter headphone jack – or so it seems, given that chip giant Intel is the latest company to propose replacing the aging plug with a digital alternative. From a user’s perspective, the move to digital headphones offers improved audio quality and the ability to communicate directly with – and draw power from – a mobile device means that headphones could become smarter and in some cases lighter, since some models would no longer require built-in batteries.

FBI still deciding whether to allow review of San Bernardino iPhone exploit — The FBI has yet to decide whether an exploit used to crack the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook will even be reviewed for possible disclosure, agency director James Comey said on Tuesday.

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