February 26, 2001

Ethernet-powered razor?

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes "ZZZ online has published a report about "Power over LAN" technology, which enables various Ethernet devices to be powered directly from the Local Area Network (power and data are transferred simultaneously over the twisted pair). As an example they show a shaver getting power from LAN. Interesting technology, but I don't understand why to connect the shaver to the data network. Maybe they are going to install Linux and make a server-in-the-shaver? :-)"

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