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USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3: One port to connect them all

The USB interface has been around a number of years now. Originally it was designed to replace and standardize a number of peripheral cables types used with mostly computer systems of the day. Several advantages included hot swap ability and daisy chaining several devices to a single port. This was a huge improvement over some of the old serial and parallel cables and was much slimmer than these older cable types. Over the years newer faster versions have been introduced to mostly improve speed but the latest version, the USB-C really changed everything with the USB interface capabilities.  Recently, I read an article by Dong Ngo the editor of CNET that lays out all the capabilities of this newest version of USB very well including compatibility with older versions of USB and the newer version of Thunderbolt cables as well. Click here for the article: