Ancient Chinese Socket, Huh?

The hotel staff are friendly and anxious to please, but even when they finally understand my request, they don't quite understand my reasoning. Nevertheless, after all the pantomime and apologies, they are bringing me a power adapter. » 10/27/10 1:00am 10/27/10 1:00am

AlertMe Smart Plug Manges Electricity via Web

AlertMe is a UK home surveillance company that has a pretty great idea for expanding its services. Their Smart Plug fits in your socket and monitors energy usage of various connected appliances. It wirelessly communicates with the AlertMe Hub, a (Wi-Fi?) and GRPS box that sends the information to the cloud. Through a… » 10/08/08 11:30am 10/08/08 11:30am

The Socket Seekers: NY Times on the Hunger for Power Outlets

This may seem like a given to most of us with laptops, but the New York Times makes a good point in saying there's not nearly enough power outlets in today's supposedly high-tech airports. I'll second that and say that the epidemic isn't limited to just airports, but everywhere. The New York Public Library has gone… » 11/29/06 8:51pm 11/29/06 8:51pm