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Pinchable Headphone Cords That Control Your Music Are A Brilliant Idea

The limits of battery life means that dealing with cords and cables — instead of going completely wireless — is still our reality for at least a few more years. So researchers at MIT figure we should just start using them to our advantage as smart remotes and controllers, instead of just a means to transfer power and data.


A Single Cable With Swappable Connectors Wants To Replace All Your Wires

Travelling for work usually involves bringing along a small mountain of electronics, each with cables that need to tag along too. But a new Kickstarter promises to replace them all — power, video and audio — with a single multi-headed cord that can handle any connection that wireless hasn’t already replaced.


Mooch Power From Another Smartphone With This Tiny Charging Cable

It’s not uncommon to bum a smoke, a ride or a piece of gum from a friend, but if a new Indiegogo campaign is successful, you might soon be able to bum a little bit of power for your phone as well. The Juicer is a simple double-headed microUSB cable that lets you transfer power from one tablet or smartphone directly to another.


Griffin's Guide Uses Magnetic Building Blocks To Snag Your Cables

Wireless protocols like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, RF, Z-Wave, and NFC have made our lives a little more cable-free, but we’re not clear of the tangles just yet. Odds are your desk is still covered in power and sync cables for laptops, smartphones, and tablets. And while Griffin’s new Guide doesn’t eliminate them, it can ensure they always stay in easy reach and never accidentally slide off your desk.


Smartphone Charging Cables Don't Get Much More Portable Than This

Thin smartphones also mean thin batteries, and carrying a charging cable so your phone can last the day is basically a fact of life now. To make the situation a little more convenient there have been countless keychain-friendly solutions for charging your smartphone, but none as perfectly tiny as the inCharge.


That Charging Cable With A Built-in Alarm Just Got Even More Useful

Remember the ChargerLeash? It was a replacement USB charging cable for your smartphone that featured a built-in audible alarm so that when it was unplugged, there was little chance you’d forget it and leave it behind. Now there’s a new ‘Pro’ version with a simple silencer so you can also use the cable at home, without the alarm constantly going off.


Samsung's Triple-Headed Micro USB Cable Charges Three Gadgets At Once

It’s not uncommon to leave the house with a bag full of gadgets that will probably need a charge at some point during the day. So you can either bring an assortment of cables with you, let your devices all fight over a single charger, or wait until Samsung’s new three-headed micro USB charging cable is finally available.


HP Recalls Six Million Laptop Power Cords Because They Might Catch On Fire

Got a HP or Compaq laptop? Better check the power cord; HP is recalling six million of them due to a fire risk.


Apple's New Lightning Cables Could Be Reversible On Both Ends

Apple’s reversible Lightning connectors are a great little convenience, but you’ve still got to plug them into your wall wart or computer the right way, because USB connectors are horrible and out to get you. But according to accomplished Apple leaker Sonny Dickson, Apple’s new Lightning cables could get reversible superpowers on both ends.


Confused Sharks Keep Trying To Eat Google's Undersea Data Cables

Laying fibre optic cables down on the ocean floor is a massive undertaking in its own right. But now, Google actually has to go back and reinforce some of its thousands of kilometres of undersea cable — because hungry sharks keep mistaking the world’s data lines for lunch.


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