The more gadgets I collect, the more I long for freedom from the power cord. Charging the internet of things is a pain point that I hope wireless power can solve.
Smartphones aren’t the only gadgets that could benefit from a wireless power source. The Wireless Power Consortium is working with culinary appliance makers to cut the cord in the kitchen.
GM’s first car capable of charging your smartphone without a cord will be a Cadillac, not a Chevy Volt. It may have taken awhile, but GM has developed a better wireless charging system supporting multiple standards.
A team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has already used the system to power equipment at a nuclear power plant.
When your watch, your phone, your jewelry and your socks are all going to need charging, how on earth will we have enough plugs? We discuss SXSW and wireless power in this week’s podcast.
A team of researchers developed a chip that could negate the need for cochlear implant recipients to wear any sort of external hardware.
There’s currently a trio of main wireless charging groups, each with its own standardized solution, and now Qualcomm is a member of all three. Here’s why this gives hope for a single standard.
NFC isn’t just for digital wallets and device pairing: The wireless tech can also provide a small bit of power to E Ink displays, making it a good option for getting data on a small second screen.
Wireless charging of phones and tablets is up in a big way: The number of devices supporting this feature has doubled in the last 7 months alone, according to the Wireless Power Consortium. Helping is the Qi standard, but I have another idea to advance growth.
Pike Research, in a new report, forecasts the wireless market to triple in size from $4.9 billion in 2012 to $15.1 billion in 2020. And that’s not considering the impact of Apple, which just received a patent for an inductive charging dock late last month.