Many new devices are starting to sport the new “USB-C” (or USB Type C) ports. These ports are different in almost every way from previous generations of USB ports and devices.
Traditionally "USB" referred to the port, the cable, and the protocol being used over them. While over the years there have been several different versions of USB ports (USB 1, USB 2, USB 3) and cables (micro, mini, etc), they all used the same USB protocols. Using these USB devices was fairly painless, and cabling worked on the "if it fits, it works" theory.
With USB-C, that changes Read more about What you need to know about USB-C