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CES 2018: This AA Battery Sucks Power Right Out of the Air

After covering CES for 10 years, nothing I’ve seen at the show has me as excited about the future as Ossia’s wireless charging technology. The company’s developed a way to deliver power to your gadgets the same way internet is delivered by wi-fi, and one of the first real-world applications of the tech is a AA battery that may never need replacing. Read More >>

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This Drone Can Fly Forver Without a Battery

Want a drone to fly longer and farther? Give it a bigger battery. But that adds weight, which in turn reduces the drone’s flight time. It’s quite a conundrum. It seems like an unresolvable catch-22, except that someone has finally found a way to use wireless power to keep a drone flying. Read More >>

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These Inductive Batteries Keep Your Power Tools Perpetually Charged

It's almost impossible to think of a time when you had to wrangle a long cord while working with power tools. But as convenient as cordless tools are, they're useless if their batteries are dead. So this fall, Bosch will be introducing batteries with inductive charging that simply need to be placed on a base station for the power to flow. Read More >>

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New Wireless Power Set Up Charges 40 Smartphones From Across the Room

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you never had to plug in your phone? Well, a team of Korean scientists say that they're one step closer to making that fantasy a reality with new wireless power transfer technology that works from over 15 feet away. And it works pretty damn well, too. Read More >>

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There’s Yet Another Wireless Charging Standard (That Might Have a Shot)

Like the Beta vs. VHS and HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray battles of years gone by, wireless charging technology has had a difficult time establishing itself thanks to dueling standards. But a new challenger, the Alliance 4 Wireless Power and its consumer-friendly Rezence brand, might finally have what's needed to take wireless charging mainstream. Read More >>

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The Amazing Technologies That’ll Power the Smartphones of the Future

Battery life is the scourge of every gadget owner. No matter how pretty your shiny new toy is, you'll almost certainly spend half your waking hours fretting about when it's going to die. Thankfully, scientists across the world are working to solve this incredible first-world problem -- and here are the solutions they've come up with so far. Read More >>

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These Incredible New Buses Are Charged Wirelessly by the Road Itself

Imagine an electric vehicle that can travel endless distances without ever needing to stop at a recharging station. That sounds impossible right? Because electric vehicles run on batteries and at some point you need stop and charge those batteries. Not this one. Read More >>

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Wireless Power Transferred Through Thick Concrete Could Mean Electric Cars That Charge While You Drive

One of the biggest issues preventing the electric car from taking over the roads is their incredibly limited battery life. But researchers at the Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan have demonstrated a new system that could let electric cars constantly recharge while they're being driven. Read More >>

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Sound-Powered LEDs Could Lead To Christmas Lights Powered By Family Fights

Using a regular speaker blasting out a narrow beam of sound, researchers have developed an LED that can actually be powered by nothing but audio; providing a new way to deliver wireless power to devices from greater distances. Read More >>