Over the past year or so, one of the biggest tech stories has been about one of the smallest things: an USB-C cable. Specifically, the new USB-C plug and port, which promises to become the single thing that we can use to connect all our devices, from monitors to phones to computers to whatever we dream up next.
USB-C cable has the support of the biggest companies in the tech industry. Apple and Google released the first laptops to use it, and now it’s showing up on computers, tablets, and phones all over the place. USB-C cable is reversible and can deliver huge amounts of both power and data very quickly. Importantly, it's also backwards-compatible so that adapters and cables can get us through the awkward period between now and when it actually becomes the universal standard.