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