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A small bleep echoes from your smartphone as the battery indicator turns red. Not headed to the office and no portable battery to hand? It's going to be a long day. Just as public Wi-Fi has become the norm, McDonald's is hoping Qi wireless charging will tempt more customers through its golden arch...

January 8th 2015 at 4:42am 0 Comments
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The three biggest wireless charging standard groups are now down by one, because two of them have decided to join forces. Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and The Alliance For Wireless Power (A4WP) have just made signed a Letter of Intent to merge on the dotted line. The merger, which will operate und...

January 6th 2015 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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If WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen gets his way, the company's tech will soon wind up in your phone, your car and even inside your body. That's because the Massachusetts-based company deals in magnetic resonance technology, and if those words don't mean anything to you now, they probably will before lon...

November 7th 2014 at 9:10pm 0 Comments
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First came Qi, and now we have Rezence. These are the two big names in the wireless power industry, except the latter is still in its infancy as it's kicking off with a different type of technology: magnetic resonance. With this, devices are no longer required to sit on a pad while charging, and t...

November 6th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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If you find yourself staying in a Marriott hotel later this month, you may encounter wireless charging in the lobby. The lodging outfit is set to install Qi-equipped tech from Kube Systems in the greatroom lobbies of 29 locations in October. Stations can power up to six devices at the same time wh...

October 7th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Nokia is keen on Qi wireless chargers, and its latest model doesn't just sit there like a lump when not juicing your phone. Instead, the Wireless Charging Plate (DT-903) is a glowing lump, thanks to lights and Bluetooth connectivity. You can pair it to your phone when it's off the charger, and it'...

September 4th 2014 at 4:45am 0 Comments
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If you're thinking of buying a new Cadillac soon (congrats!) and you're also big on gadgets, you may want to keep an eye out for some specific models. Visteon, a car electronics supplier that conjured up a smart infotainment system in 2013, is set to debut its wireless charger in the 2015 ATS luxu...

September 3rd 2014 at 11:56am 0 Comments
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General Motors may be going through a rough patch at the moment, but that's not stopping the company from setting its sights on the future. Today, the Detroit-based automaker revealed that it plans to put wireless charging pads inside a number of Cadillac vehicles, starting with the launch of the...

July 28th 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments