Google’s new chrome book update adds an attribute that tells you if your USB-C cable has limited functionality the agency declared Friday. ISB-C cables can have widely varying abilities offering things like different charging and data transfer speeds on a cable by cable basis so this latest chrome book attribute seems like it could be a useful tool to help troubleshoot issues. Eligible chrome books will notify you if the USB-C cable you’re using won’t support exhibits or isn’t performing ideally for your laptop. You’ll also get a notification if the cable you’re using doesn’t support the high presentation USB4 Thunderbolt 3 standard that your chrome book does. The latest attribute is coming first to chrome books with 11th or 12th Gen Intel core CPUs that support USB4 or thunderbolt according to the blog with more devices to come. Google is acutely aware of some of the challenges of USB-C cables with employee Benson making waves with his tests and reviews of USB-C cables including one that destroyed his chrome book pixel. The situation has improved since then but it can still be hard to know accurately which USB-C cable does what so this new notification from Google is a welcome addition to its chrome books and unsurprisingly we have Benson and the rest of the team to thank for that. The new update also includes a few more attributes. Google is updating the split-screen magnifier attribute so that you can resize the extravagant portion of the screen, letting you choose if you want to see more or less of the zoomed-in area.
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