cars
Qualcomm Tests a Wireless Charging Road

Mobile tech giant Qualcomm has pulled off an interesting stunt in the world of electric cars, claiming to have created the first wireless-charging bit of road. Read More >>

cars
Electric Car Brownouts Coming Soon to a Street Near You

Some people running the maths ahead of the anticipated electric car boom have some bad news for the electrified streets of the near future, claiming that having as few as six EVs charging themselves up at the same time on the same road could trigger localised power shortages. Read More >>

cars
Startup Tests Car-Charging Lamp Posts in London

A new business in London has the dream of adding electric car chargers to many of the city's lamp posts, meaning that even the people who live in the converted loft up on the fourth floor that doesn't even have any windows (£1,450pm, shared bathroom) can manage to charge their contract hire BMW i3s while they sleep. Read More >>

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cars
Energy Companies Are Already Planning to Limit Electric Car Charging

The futuristic electric car utopia is under threat before it's even arrived, as one UK electricity supplier warns that charging points may have to be time-delayed to avoid the commuters of the country smashing the grid to pieces when they all plug their e-cars in to charge at 6:25pm every evening. Read More >>

research
Disney Develops a Method for Wirelessly Powering an Entire Room

Free-roaming wireless power has been a dream of engineers since the days of Tesla and Edison waging their war of innovation, but a number of technical hurdles have prevented it from becoming a reality. The folks at Disney Research have revealed that they’ve successfully built a method to provide full coverage of an average room and power all the devices one might need. Read More >>

cars
Shell is Bringing Electric Chargers to UK Garages This Year

Petrol enthusiast Shell will soon start letting electric vehicle owners recharge at some of their UK service stations and forecourts, as it foresees a future in which more money is made from selling coffees to stressed dads while they endure a 30-minute charging break than from flogging boring old refined oil. Read More >>

iphone
A Bulky iPhone Case With a Built-in Charger and Cord Just Might Be Brilliant

Until Apple stops chasing thinner iPhone designs at the cost of battery life, trying to find a way to keep your device charged will just be a way of life. But if you don’t mind adding a little bulk to your smartphone, a new iPhone case will ensure you can always be charging whenever an outlet is nearby. Read More >>

reviews
The Gadget-Charging MOS Pack Is My New Favourite Travel Companion

Finding a backpack designed to protect and carry all of your tech isn’t terribly hard these days. What sets the MOS Pack apart is that it can can also help keep all of your gear charged. Read More >>

batteries
Why Your Phone Battery Dies When it Still Has Juice

You’re plugging along with three per cent battery and that Snorlax is a few streets away. Then, less than a minute later your phone is dead, the Snorlax is gone, and you are miserable. There are a two reasons for this. One: you’re playing Pokémon Go and need to stop. Two: figuring out how your battery holds a charge is less science and more witchcraft. Read More >>

gadgets
This Pram Charges Your Phone Using Generators in its Wheels

Just because you’re stuck raising a kid until they turn 18 doesn’t mean you have to live with a dead phone. 4moms’ new Moxi stroller has a killer feature for parents who are balancing raising a kid while posting endless baby photos to Instagram: generators built into the rear wheels that feed power to a USB port in the handle. Read More >>

smartphones
Slow Charging is Sony’s Odd New Marshmallow Experiment

An unusual discovery has been made in the latest Sony Marshmallow AOSP beta, which allows users to choose to charge their Xperia device slowly. The feature, called ‘Charging Optimization’, may sound silly, but there’s perfectly sound thinking behind it. Read More >>

cars
Wireless Charging for Electric Cars Is Nearly Useful

On the list of first-world problems, not being bothered to plug in your Tesla is very near the top. Luckily for lazy Model S owners, the US Department of Energy is on it. Read More >>

design
The More You Fidget in This Chair, the More Gadgets it Can Charge

Centuries ago, man’s biggest struggle was survival. Today, it’s finding a way to keep our smartphones charged until bedtime. But instead of having to hunt for an available power outlet, Nathalie Teugels has designed a comfy chair that converts your fidgets and nervous energy into usable electricity. Read More >>

concepts
Genius Charging Cable Works on Both iOS and Android Devices at the Same Time

Before USB Type-C replaces every charging cord you have to wrangle, the LMcable promises to play nice with both iOS and Android devices at the same time. Its brilliantly engineered connector supports Lightning ports, and microUSB ports, at the same time, without the need for adapters. Read More >>

apple
Apple Said to be Developing Contact-Free Wireless Charging for iPhone

Apple apparently wants to help you charge your iPhone no matter where you are in your home. A new report suggests that it’s building a new wireless charging technology that wouldn’t require direct contact with a power mat. Read More >>