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Sunday, May 5 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Understanding USB: Why This Cable Works, and That One Doesn't

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In a sane world, if a cable fits, plugging it in would always do what you expect. Generally that’s true, whether you're plugging in a toaster, or connecting something to your TV’s HDMI port. USB, on the other hand, is a complete dumpster fire. Different generations, protocols, alternate modes, and proprietary charging specs mean that it can take an appallingly long time to copy a file or charge your phone. You'll walk away from this talk, knowing how the messy USB standard works, and the secret to why some of your cables, chargers, and devices just don't seem to like each other.

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Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Charlevoix B