Last-Minute Apple Leaks: Lightning Connectors, Earpod Headphones and 2…

9to5mac is reporting some last-minute leaks ahead of the Apple event later today. Chief amongst them are that the iPod's new connection will be named "Lightning"—presumably to complement Thunderbolt—and a reaffirmation that the company will launch a new set of headphones to be known as "Earpods". » 9/12/12 3:46am 9/12/12 3:46am

USB 3.0, Thunderbolt Possible in Future iOS 30-Pin Connectors

For those of you wondering how Apple is planning on supporting next-generation high-speed data port technology for future (and current) iPads, Pods and Phones, you might have your answer. Patently Apple has unearthed a 2009 Apple patent for a Hybrid DisplayPort/USB 3.0 Adapter. And since Thunderbolt, the zippy new… » 4/05/11 6:57pm 4/05/11 6:57pm

E-Ball: the Power-Brick-Friendly Power Strip, From Space

Who'd have thought that the humble power strip would warrant so much creative design attention? Not me. But I like this e-Ball power strip design from Mashallah design: it's kind of like the UFO one, designed to deconflict many chunky power bricks, but taken into an extra dimension. In fact, the first thing it… » 7/07/08 9:45am 7/07/08 9:45am

Monster Cable Has Cojones of Steel, C&Ds Blue Jeans Cable Because Their

It's really, really tough to like Monster Cable as a company. Everyone knows how they mark up their prices and how a coat hanger may even be as good as their cables under short distances, but their business practices aren't much better either. They're following up up their last legal maneuver against a clothing… » 4/14/08 6:40pm 4/14/08 6:40pm