Computer chips will take control of home appliances when energy is low
Sensors will detect spikes in demand for power and when grid struggles to meet it, will temporarily shut off appliances
Can shut down supply without warning – or your consent
Fridges and freezers in millions of British homes will automatically be switched off without the owner’s consent under a ‘Big Brother’ regime to reduce the strain on power stations.
The National Grid [...]
In our busy days, it is all too easy to fall into the trap of hearing (and believing) the latest headline and its associated spin. For some reason, three minute videos can quickly and easily remove these ‘spins’ without the need for a PhD. In today’s 3:06 un-spin, the broken-window-fallacy is addressed as the seen versus unseen impact of the idiocy of a broken-window’s (or war, or destroying homes, or…) positive impact [...]
Nicely illustrated, simple and functional ideas for food storage without a refrigerator.
The presentation is very artistic. It may just make you decide to try some of the methods.
Saving Food From The Fridge: It Will Taste Better, May Even Last Longer And Reduce Your Energy Bills (January 27, 2012)
“Fridges are a recent invention; for thousands of years, people lived without them, but had many low-tech ways of making food last. Today most [...]
Devices connected to internet leak information
CIA director says these gadgets will ‘transform clandestine tradecraft’
Spies could watch thousands via supercomputers
People ‘bug’ their own homes with web-connected devices
When people download a film from Netflix to a flatscreen, or turn on web radio, they could be alerting unwanted watchers to exactly what they are doing and where they are.
Spies will no longer have to plant bugs in your home – the rise of [...]