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Apple's official iPhone and iPad charging cords are nothing special. Like any straight wires, they have a tendency to tangle in a bag and they don't look particularly neat laying across your desk or nightstand. But there's a way to give your official power cords some added style and functionality...

April 16th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Bombarded by CES news? This won't take long to read. The Smart Cord app is basically just one button, designed to control a simple but clever Bluetooth power cord. If you have an outdoor fountain that you like to turn off at night, or anything that needs a remote-controlled on/off switch, Smart...

January 12th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Recall those stretchy transistors and bendy silicon circuits? Now you can plumb them together with these Roboden elasticated cables. Asahi Kasei corporation came up with the idea while trying to create cords flexible enough to power up humanoid robots. Thanks to its work with Spandex, the company...

November 30th 2011 at 10:09am 0 Comments
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Etsy user Geekunique sent along some links to these great pictures of old school Nintendo gaming units turned into iPad and iPhone docks. Above, you can see a Super Nintendo controller fashioned into a working iPhone 4 dock, and he's also got a Nintendo 64 console (though unfortunately it's the gre...

December 3rd 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Yanking cords out of sockets is a terrifically satisfying way to take out your aggression on electronics, but it's not very safe. This British-only concept solution seeks to change all that, with some internal fortification and an external ball attachment to show you where to grip. Why not make a r...

June 18th 2010 at 12:21pm 0 Comments
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The nunchuks in our house (both for combat and for our Wii) have stayed the original color at which we purchased them. No fading, no problems with them on our end. We didn't leave them sitting on a window ledge or something for 95% of their lifespan, so we're confident they're still the same as the...

December 31st 2007 at 10:35pm 0 Comments
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Some people complain about things, whilst others go about trying to fix them. Commenters on my last RDC post have pointed out a few things that will make my life easier (one I knew of, the other I did not).First off, Movieboy suggests RDC Menu, a menubar application that lets you open multiple insta...

October 10th 2006 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The Wii is gloriously Wi-Fi enabled right out of the box, a lovely addition to the console. But, alas, not all of us are high tech money-throwers with advanced router setups in our third floor libraries. Well, we are (though it's in the fourth floor media-viewing room), but for everyone else, Ninten...

October 4th 2006 at 6:51pm 0 Comments