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The Spine-Chilling Secret Lurking Behind Your Electronics

Yes, Halloween is just around the corner, but we’re not talking about the types of vampires or phantoms that frequent late night television programming or beaming computer screens in dark living rooms. What we are talking about can be just as frightening — the technology, that portrays those eerie figures, itself.  Vampire or phantom loads refer to the appliances and electronics that draw electricity from your outlets, even when...