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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters, Fortnite Available Now, And More From Nintendo E3

Nintendo is the king of casual gaming, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take it very seriously. The company just unleashed a ton of new information about new stuff coming to the Switch. This is the latest news and announcements from E3.

The big news

It leaked before the announcement, but it’s official that Fortnite is available to download on the Nintendo Switch eShop, right now, for free!

Confirmed that Super Smash Bros Ultimate will feature every previous fighter in the game’s history. Including Daisy, Peach, and all the princesses. The game comes out December 7th, 2018.

Other items from Nintendo

Dragonball FighterZ coming to Nintendo Switch.

Super Mario Party will be released October 5, 2018. Players will be able to create their own levels.

Overcooked 2 is coming August 7th, 2018.

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The USB Cable Guide: Do You Need Type-C, Micro USB, Or Lightning?

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Here’s a super quick guide to help figure out which type of USB cable you need to charge your mobile device. The three most common connection types for phones and tablets are USB Type-C, Micro USB, and Lightning.

If you use an Apple iPhone or iPad, you want a Lightning cable. Simple as that.

USB Type-C and Micro USB are a little trickier to determine because, at a glance, they’re both small and look pretty similar. Micro USB had been the default connector type for Android devices and other electronics, but USB Type-C is beginning to slowly take its place to become the new standard.

different cable connectors

One way to tell the two apart is that the Type-C connector doesn’t have a top or bottom. It’s an oval, so it doesn’t matter which orientation way you plug it in. Conversely, the Micro USB connector does have a specific way it needs to be plugged in because it’s flat on the bottom and angled on the top.

Devices with USB Type-C

There’s no hard and fast rule for whether your device will use USB Type-C. It could have been used for a device manufactured from 2015 onward. But, here are a few of the most popular devices that need a USB Type-C charging cable:  

  • Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S9, Note 8, A7, A5, A3
  • Google’s Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P
  • LG’s V20, V30, G6, G7
  • The Essential Phone
  • Nintendo Switch

Motorola, Xiaomi, HTC, Huawei, and OnePlus each have USB Type-C devices as well.

If you don’t see your device listed here AND it’s more than a year or two old, there’s a good chance you need a Micro USB cable.