USB devices have largely fallen into the category of gimmicky and often disposable gadgets, but a new invention brings innovation the category while simultaneously solving a major security problem.
Most of us plug in our phones at night to charge. This light-up cable eliminates any groping around in the dark while making that connection.
Corning’s new USB cables involve lasers (of course), but lasers that somehow won't cost you any more than a regular USB cable.
In recent years, media experts have been predicting the death of paper as a means for transmitting information in business and amongst friends. But one company is determined to make sure that paper not only survives, but merges with USB technology in an innovative way that could give the medium a whole new lease on life.
Like floppy disks and CDs before it, everybody has a mound of flash drives lying around the home. Wouldn't it be great if you could connect all of those low-capacity drives to create one mega large-capacity one? The Uniting U Disk concept is that future.
Stupid, crazy USB peripherals just haven't been all that interesting since the USB Humping Dog hit the scene. That was the exact moment when USB junk just couldn't get more ridiculous. Well, Butta, Crisp, Tato and Ry Ry are here to say that the future of USB peripherals isn't about being ridiculous; it's about cute, clever design.
The best thing about USB is that it completely did away with a big tangled pile of proprietary data-and-power connectors that we used to have to rely on to power our gadgets. That was a huge step forward for humanity, but the scourge of proprietary connectors remains in th form of laptop power cords. The next generation of USB might take care of that, too.
We all have secret stuff that we want to keep away from prying eyes, but it seems like everyday people are getting their passwords hacked. This USB thumb drive keeps your data locked away even for someone who knows your password, because you have to say it using your own voice to unlock it.
Whether you're working on the next big Internet startup, or just cramming for university exams, doing overtime in front of your computer can seem like a life-sucking enterprise. Well now you can adorn your desk with the appropriate décor for such moments.
From Japan's Hum design studio comes this little gem, the "hum blank." Looking at this, do you see a bottle that's completely empty, or one that's filled to the brim? Both perceptions are correct, and are right at the same time. Whoa.