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Sony's Smart Outlet Will Make You Pay For Public Power

By Kif Leswing on at

Last month, Sony announced its intentions to unleash two "smart outlets" on the world that would use NFC and RFID to authenticate users and monitor electricity consumption on a micro level. While it may someday be handy for charging up electric cars, in the near-term it's more likely that in the near future, you'll be paying hard cash to juice up your phone at the airport. Which, hey, pretty awful!