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.
Sony's New Felica Power Outlet Won't Power Unauthorised Devices
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