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How to install a USB wall socket

This wall socket includes two USB ports for charging your mobile devices. Find out what you need and how to install it.

By Mar. 5, 2012


Install a USB wall socket

Sharon Vaknin shows you how to install an outlet that includes two USB ports for charging your mobile devices.

By Mar. 2, 2012


Inventing a new socket for LED lighting

LED light maker Bridgelux has designed a snap-in connector for LED lights that can be upgraded for better efficiency, light color, or maybe even wireless communications.

By Oct. 7, 2011


To save energy, popping socket unplugs plugs

Ignore the 10-minute warning and you'll find that your toaster, computer, or smartphone has been unceremoniously evicted from its wall socket, by the socket itself.

By Jan. 2, 2012


Cute Cube: A socket for squares

The concept Cute Cube has rotatable jacks that can accommodate up to six chargers or plugs of any shape, along with indicator lights that tell you which plugs are occupied.

By Jan. 11, 2010


NASA: No shuttle damage from dropped socket

A falling socket from a torque wrench misses Hubble Space Telescope payload, hits shuttle Atlantis radiator, but no one injured and no repairs are needed.

By Apr. 24, 2009


Eye-socket camera films from inside the head

A one-eyed filmmaker invents a camera eye so he can film the world from a very personal perspective.

By Mar. 6, 2009


Netgear Powerline adapter comes with power socket

Netgear's new Powerline HD Plus adapters come with a pass-though power socket for power outlet-constrained homes.

By Nov. 17, 2008


Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman: Socket to me

Sony Ericsson's new Walkman phone offers a music player plus Wi-Fi and GPS.

By Nov. 6, 2008