Foxconn has released an illustration of what the next-generation of USB cords will look like, complete with reversible plugs.
Throw away your bulky power adapters: the new USB PD standard means you can charge your laptop via USB.
Plans have been drawn up to design next-gen USB connectors that actually aren't a pain to plug in.
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.