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. » 4/21/14 1:20pm Monday 1:20pm

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… » 12/12/13 9:17am 12/12/13 9:17am

These Unbelievable Cells Turn Wi-Fi Signals Into Usable Electricity

Forget about stealing your neighbor's Wi-Fi to surf the internet. Using cheap everyday materials, researchers at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have developed a remarkable device that can convert microwave signals, like those used to wirelessly transmit the internet, into usable electricity. So in the… » 11/08/13 10:15am 11/08/13 10:15am

Wireless Power Transferred Through Thick Concrete Could Mean Electric…

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. » 7/07/12 7:00pm 7/07/12 7:00pm

Intel Developing Power Harvesting for Personal Devices, Could See It…

At a summit today in San Francisco, Intel CTO Justin Rattner discussed some of Intel's R&D plans on creating components that were more self-sufficient, eco-friendly and helpful in the fight against global warming. » 12/05/08 6:09pm 12/05/08 6:09pm