No matter what proprietary plug your favorite gadget uses to charge, chances are the other end terminates in that ubiquitous electronic duckbill: The USB Type A connector. It's five volts of future fury. If you're like me, you have USB wall warts sticking out of every outlet in your house.
Last month, Sony announced its intentions to unleash two "smart outlets" on the world that would use NFC and RFID to authenticate users and monitor electricity consumption on a micro level. While it may someday be handy for charging up electric cars, in the near-term it's more likely that in the near future, you'll…
As chargers and power adapters—and the number of gadgets we carry—become ever more unwieldy, a solution like the Cute Cube is going to be less a luxury than a necessity. A necessity that is just adorable!
Why? Because you could use the device to remotely cut power to any gadget that is plugged in to an outlet.
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Here's a concept for a karmic-ly aware powerplug that makes an outlet for every outlet it consumes.