31 May '16, 11am

Winner of the "cable of the year" award

Winner of the "cable of the year" award

Scientific American recently featured an homage to the humble electronic cable, asking "Can a universal cable end the cord war for good?" This is the best news since the International Telecommunication Union introduced a universal phone charging technology. Given a push by the threat of European Union legislation, the "micro USB" has now been widely adopted for charging portable electronic devices (what's up, Apple?). Don't you love being able to share a charger with a friend when you forgot yours at home or unforeseen demands have dropped your battery indicator to frightening lows? It may seem like a small thing. But estimates indicated that the universal phone charger could reduce 51,000 to 82,000 tons of waste per year and reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 by 13.6 million tons. The USB-C promises the next revolution in battling the electronic spaghetti monster....

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