Intel announced a new connection transfer technology last week intended to replace USB, Firewire, HBDI, and other existing protocols. Codenamed Thunderbolt, it will reduce the transfer time for large files from what can currently be hours to mere minutes. While establishing new port technology is difficult hardware manufacturers already have too many choices for what ports to include or not on their devices. Intel already has Apple on board and will me debuting Thunderbolt with next generation Macbook Pros. This technology is so superior to what is already out there that, unless there is some unexpected issue with it, we should expect to see Thunderbolt as the preferred port technology wishing the next year.