Devices with USB Type-C ports just became a lot more useful. Intel today unveiled Thunderbolt 3, which uses an identical port design as its USB brethren. So if you've recently bought Apple new's MacBook, for instance, you shouldn't need a cumbersome adapter to hook up external hardware via Thunderbolt. It's a step towards simplifying the often messy sea of ports found on laptops and PCs, and should make the standard accessible to a larger group of people than before. Thunderbolt 3 offers more than just port convenience, however. It'll also deliver a 40Gbps connection over Thunderbolt, which is double the speed of Thunderbolt 2, as well as 10 Gbps USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.2.