Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Dec 2013 23:40 UTC
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USB cable developers have announced that a forthcoming version of the connector's plug is to be reversible.

It means users of the Universal Serial Bus cables will no longer have to worry which way round the part is facing when plugging it into a device.

The specification is due to be completed by mid-2014, and the first product on the market by 2016.

Spend only a few days using Apple's Lightning connector, and you'll realise how small things like it being reversible just makes life that tiny little bit less frustrating. About time USB did this.

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RE[2]: USB 3.1
by Anachronda on Thu 5th Dec 2013 19:58 UTC in reply to "RE: USB 3.1"
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More importantly, where's my Thunderbolt VMEbus cage?

It's possible to gum together bits and bobs to poke PCIexpress out a cable over to a VMEbus cage. You'd think the industrial folks would be all over Thunderbolt.

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RE[3]: USB 3.1
by smashIt on Thu 5th Dec 2013 23:21 in reply to "RE[2]: USB 3.1"
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You'd think the industrial folks would be all over Thunderbolt.

they already have expresscard for that
and my guess is that we will see a slew of them when sata express hits the market

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