How To Choose the Right Extension Cord for Anything

There are a lot of extension cords out there, and sometimes it's hard to know which one to use. Often, people just go to the same one for everything—and it's not always a safe choice for the wires carrying the current, the outlet, or the machine itself. Eliminate the guesswork by using the best cords for 16 common… » 4/23/12 11:00am 4/23/12 11:00am

Extinguish Fires Without Extinguishing Your Electronics

HalGuard's slick-looking fire extinguishers were originally developed for auto-racing. The "clean", electrically non-conductive cleaning agent they use, called Halotron 1, is perfect for not destroying wiring and electronics. It quickly transforms into a gas, leaving no icky residue after use. » 11/08/10 11:00pm 11/08/10 11:00pm

D-Link's DXN-221 Brings Ethernet Over Coax For Easy Home Wiring

Most homes have coax wired into almost every room, but only newer ones have Ethernet wall ports. D-Link's DXN-221 Ethernet adapter works around this problem and comes with two units, both with a Coax F-Type connector to go into your wall, and an Ethernet adapter to hook up to your networking on either side. The… » 5/28/08 2:50pm 5/28/08 2:50pm

Paper-Thin Flatwire Disappears Under Paint

Until we get those miraculous wireless plastic electrical sheets mentioned above, Flatwire is so flat you can stick it on the wall and paint over it, and its manufacturer says you can't even tell it's there. Now you can get a variety of types of wiring in this ultra-flat format, including high-voltage electrical,… » 5/01/07 10:15am 5/01/07 10:15am