Items tagged with Outlet

USB is everywhere. It's truly the Universal Serial Bus, with focus on the "Universal" part. Every PC we can think of has at least one or two of the ports, and just about every peripheral on the market supports it. It's one of the few constants in the PC universe, but outside of the PC world, there isn't' too much USB to be had. Every now and then, you'll find a USB socket within a vehicle (usually for iPod connectivity), but have you ever seen one in a wall outlet? FastMac is hoping that you'll soon be answering yes, as the company will soon roll out a U-Socket that has built-in USB ports alongside... Read more...
Hey, Twitter -- you know that business model you've been searching for? Yeah, this may be it. In a new report from NYTimes' 'Bits' blog, Dell has admitted to generating around $3 million in sales that could be directly attributed to Twitter. $3 million! That's the amount that Dell has garnered since it began using Twitter in 2007, using its account to serve up delectable coupons and to spread the word on deals and new products. In the last six months alone, Dell's 'Outlet' store earned a cool million dollars in sales in customers that linked in through Twitter, and just to put things in comparison,... Read more...
Icron Technologies Corporation is the first in the world to offer USB 2.0 communication over AC power lines by combining Icron's ExtremeUSB with Panasonic's HD-PLC (high definition power line communication). HD-PLC allows high speed bandwidth communication, up to 190Mbps, over standard power lines in the home or office and comes in the form of a router-like device that plugs directly into AC power outlets. ExtremeUSB is a patented technology by Icron that allows USB devices to be operated from a longer range. Using two hubs, one would connect to the computer and the other would serve as a USB relay... Read more...