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Tag: Power

High-Voltage Plasma TV Burnout Is Spectactular, Dangerous

High-Voltage Plasma TV Burnout Is Spectactular, Dangerous
After watching countless “will it blend?” videos, I was actually getting pretty burnt out on viewing the destruction of countless innocent gadgets. Maybe it was because of the monotony of watching stuff getting chopped up in…

Plug Lamp: More than Just an Outlet and More than Just a Lamp

Plug Lamp: More than Just an Outlet and More than Just a Lamp
You never know where or when you might need an outlet for your plugs until you need one. And it’s extremely annoying to have to bend down and search behind cabinets or tables just to find…
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Sony Power Outlet Recognizes Devices and Users to Regulate Power: Convenient or Creepy?

Sony Power Outlet Recognizes Devices and Users to Regulate Power: Convenient or Creepy?
There are already several ways of tracking and restricting the Internet access of a specific device, but Sony has developed a concept that controls a much more basic commodity: electricity. Its Authentication Power Outlet concept has…

PowerUSB Power Strip Lets You Control Outlets with Your PC

PowerUSB Power Strip Lets You Control Outlets with Your PC
Power strips that turn on or off when you turn your computer on or off aren’t new. These things have been around for several years now and they’re good for saving power for people that like…

Ecobot III Robot Runs on Waste, Poops Itself

Ecobot III Robot Runs on Waste, Poops Itself
Batteries suck. You have to have the right kind for your device, they have to be charged and they are prone to failure way too often. Forget batteries. What we need is a robot that can…

Researchers Figure out How to Extract Power from Cockroaches

Researchers Figure out How to Extract Power from Cockroaches
I would bet we can all agree that we really don’t want cockroaches in our homes. They are disgusting little creatures after all, and any time I see one I’m convinced that I’m now eating roach…

African Entrerpreneur Making Wooden Outlet Strips

African Entrerpreneur Making Wooden Outlet Strips
Here in the U.S. and in much of the Western world, we take many of the little things for granted. For instance, if you want a power strip, you just head down to your local Best…

XDModo Solar Charger: Window to the Sun

XDModo Solar Charger: Window to the Sun
Solar energy can be considered “green” energy in the sense that it’s readily available and that it doesn’t release pollutants to be generated. Solar cells and batteries aren’t exactly new technology. There are already a lot…

Rozetkus Wall Concept Thinks Nine Holes is Par for a Socket

Rozetkus Wall Concept Thinks Nine Holes is Par for a Socket
Trying to fit different-sized plugs into a wall socket can be a pain in the ass. The designers at Art Lebedev studio already came up with a socket that pops out of the wall to reveal…

BASF and Philips Whip Up Clear OLED Light/Solar Panel for Cars

BASF and Philips Whip Up Clear OLED Light/Solar Panel for Cars
I would love one day for solar panels to be efficient enough that they could power electric vehicles, and maybe save me some money on my house electric bill in the Texas summer heat with solar…

Braille Electric Plug Tags Help the Visually Impaired Tell Their Toasters from their TVs

Braille Electric Plug Tags Help the Visually Impaired Tell Their Toasters from their TVs
I get a headache every time I try to figure out which plug belongs to with gadget or appliance on the power strip. We’re already blessed enough that we’ve still got the gift of sight to…

Smart Cord Bluetooth Switched Outlet: Plug Stuff in and Shut It Down with Your Phone

Smart Cord Bluetooth Switched Outlet: Plug Stuff in and Shut It Down with Your Phone
…or tablet or PC or any other Bluetooth-enabled device that supports A2DP. Developed by ZMote, the Smart Cord is a 3-f00t long extension cord with an on-and-off switch that is activated via an app or audio…

Kanex Sydnee Holds and Charges 4 USB Devices at Same Time

Kanex Sydnee Holds and Charges 4 USB Devices at Same Time
With the plethora of USB chargeable devices in your home, you probably have run into some problems finding enough plugs, space, or both to try to get them all juiced up at once. I know that…

SolarKindle Cover: Recharges Your Kindle for Almost Unlimited Autonomy

SolarKindle Cover: Recharges Your Kindle for Almost Unlimited Autonomy
When you tend to spend a lot of time reading with your Kindle out on the road or on vacation, it’s nice that it can run for so long. Still, it would be nice if you…

Bracketron’s GreenZero Chargers Stop Charging at 100% Battery Power

Bracketron’s GreenZero Chargers Stop Charging at 100% Battery Power
People are becoming more and more green these days. And by green, I mean in how conscious they are of how their actions can affect the environment.…

Ridekick Trailer Turns Any Bike Into an Electric Bike

Ridekick Trailer Turns Any Bike Into an Electric Bike
Have you ever wished that you had an electric bike, especially while hauling groceries home from the store? Well the Ridekick trailer promises to do everything an electric bike does, plus offer you some extra storage…
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