USB-C Was Supposed to Simplify Our Lives. Instead, It’s a Total Mess.

A mix of hidden standards make the ubiquitous cable a pain to deal with

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Techies hailed USB-C as the future of cables when it hit the mainstream market with Apple’s single-port MacBook in 2015. It was a huge improvement over the previous generation of USB…