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 Power sockets could log your electricity consumption

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Date posted: 18/03/2012

Charging up portable gadgets might soon mean taking a charge on your credit card. Sony is working on an authentication system that spots which device has been plugged into a power outlet. The prototype system then only lets power flow if the device is recognised and its owner has paid to get power.

Sony said the smart power sockets could prove useful as electric cars became more widely used, and to aid management of the electrical grid.

At the heart of Sony's smart power system are two types of wall sockets that can interrogate any device that is plugged into them.

The sockets are fitted with sensors that can work with either Radio Frequency ID (RFID) or Near Field Communication (NFC) short-range radio communications.

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