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New USB cables plug either way

The reversible USB Type-C standard has now been finalized, which should save the world untold man-hours in mis-plugging. Roughly the size of a current micro-USB Type-B connector, it uses matching rows of contacts on the top and bottom so that you can shove it in either way. Type-C is a version of the 10Gbps USB 3.1 standard, but slimmed down for compact and mobile devices. It'll also support the USB Power Delivery spec to carry up to 100 watts, easily enough to power a laptop. http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/13/usb-type-c-standard-finalized/ #tech

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