Sony’s New Felica Power Outlet Won’t Power Unauthorised Devices

Sony’s New Felica Power Outlet Won’t Power Unauthorised Devices


If you’ve ever argued with flatmates over the power bill, Sony’s latest use of its Felica wireless system might be of help; it won’t power up devices that don’t authenticate properly.

The idea is more to do with managing power usage on a large scale, so if you’re likely to see a blackout, your LCD might go off — but the respirator that keeps your lungs going won’t. Felica’s the same contactless system that’s used widely inside Sony’s super-secret product centre with no name, as well as in some external commercial applications.


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