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Cooking With Your USB Ports 188

tekgoblin writes "Wow, I would never have thought to try and cook food with the power that a standard USB port provides, but someone did. A standard port provides 5V of power, give or take a little. I am not even sure what it takes to heat a small hotplate, but I am sure it is more than 5V. It looks like the guy tied together around 30 USB cables powered by his PC to power this small hotplate. But believe it or not, it seems to have cooked the meat perfectly."

Comment Missing tag: Rainbows End (Score 1) 213

If these ever hit the market as a product I would buy them in an instant. I've wanted this kind of thing ever since I read Vernor Vinge's excellent Rainbows End. Augmented reality is one of the most exciting technologies being developed right now (I'm just glad it hasn't become a buzzword yet).

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