An 'Intelligent Power Outlet'

Safeplug is said to save lives as well as energy
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RW colleague Dale Tucker shares word of an interesting presentation by electronics inventor John LaGrou. His technology promises to "smarten up" the electrical outlets in homes, using microprocessors and RFID tags. The invention is called Safeplug. See the video here.


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