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Tested: Should You Unplug Chargers When You’re Not Using Them?

How much energy do your smartphone, laptop, and tablet chargers really use? Should you unplug them when you aren’t using them to save power and money? We measured exactly how much power a variety of common chargers use, and how much keeping them plugged in will cost your each year…
Source: Tested: Should You Unplug Chargers When You’re Not Using Them?

New device detects drugs in drinks

Technology is great when it starts to empower people, rather than just make companies money.  Here is an Indiegogo campaign for a small battery operated device that, when dipped into a beverage, can detect whether your drink has been drugged.  It’s called the pd.id. (personal drink ID).

It is small (it looks like a USB device), is reusable, can identify in some cases the actual drug and you can use it on it’s own (it has a green and red light that light up after it has “read” your drink) or with a smart phone.

For more information and to back this campaign (until August 29th, 2014) go to Indiegogo.com.

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