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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Energy Special: Here's Your Own Power Source

In Radio World's March 29 issue, Paul Kaminski offered valuable tips on choosing a station vehicle. I was pleased to see that hybrids were among the suggestions, albeit with the caveat of long delivery times. The advantages of using a hybrid such as the Toyota Prius or Highlander as a station vehicle were only sketched in his article, and I thought it would valuable to expand on one that wasn't mentioned.