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The Wheels On Your Car Could One Day Recharge It As They Roll

Regenerative braking systems are already used in electric cars to help recapture energy that’s wasted while the vehicle is stopping. But researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have also found a way to generate power while a vehicle is actually driving.


IKEA Wireless Charging Review: Almost Like Having Magic Furniture

Cheap and easy wireless charging sounds like Nikola Tesla’s fantasy brought to life. It’s downright futuristic to think your smartphone could suck up juice just by placing it near a power source. And that’s exactly what IKEA wants to do with its new wireless charging devices. Yes, that IKEA — the Swedish furniture empire.


BMW Wants To Put a Vehicle Charging Station In Every Street Light

For electric vehicles to truly supplant their gas-guzzling predecessors, there needs to be as many charging stations on the roads as there are gas stations — if not more. So BMW proposes upgrading the street lights that already line roads everywhere with charging capabilities and energy-efficient lighting.


Tesla Australia Is Bringing Fast Chargers To You With Destination Charging

The biggest concern about driving a Tesla on a giant, barren island at the bottom of the world is wondering where you’re going to charge it. Tesla is hard at work rolling out Superchargers in Australia, but now there are a host of chargers at places you’re already driving to thanks to something called Destination Charging.


Put A Pair Of USB Ports Where You Really Need Them: In Your Couch

Instead of stuffing a 9m long USB charging cable into your couch — the one place your smartphone needs power most — this simple power station stays hidden between cushions so you’ll never have to go hunting for it.


Genius Faceplate Puts USB Ports On Your Wall With No Wiring Needed

The days of having to wire up a complete replacement outlet to add a USB charging port will soon be long gone. The same folks behind the SnapRays Guidelight, a replacement cover that added night lights to almost any outlet in your home without wiring, is back with an even better product. Their new SnapPower Charger cover can be installed on any outlet, but instead of lights it adds a USB port for charging your electronics.


A Case With A Pop-Up Crank Keeps Your Smartphone Charged Forever

Hand crank-powered torches and radios for weather emergencies are nothing new, but what about when your smartphone dies in the middle of the day? That’s just as dire an emergency, and it’s inspired the creation of this smartphone case with a built-in charger and pop-up crank that can, at least in theory, keep your phone powered for as long as you’re alive to use it.


Mooch Power From Another Smartphone With This Tiny Charging Cable

It’s not uncommon to bum a smoke, a ride or a piece of gum from a friend, but if a new Indiegogo campaign is successful, you might soon be able to bum a little bit of power for your phone as well. The Juicer is a simple double-headed microUSB cable that lets you transfer power from one tablet or smartphone directly to another.


A Camera Bag Divider That Protects And Charges Your Gear

Unless you’re heading out to shoot for National Geographic, you don’t want to leave the house with a giant over-stuffed camera bag hanging off your shoulder. Everything you bring has to play a crucial role for your photography outing. Or, better yet, two crucial roles like this padded camera bag divider with a 3000 mAh battery hidden away inside.


Two Of The Big Wireless Charging Organisations Are Merging

There are way, way too many wireless charging standards, which is part of the reason that the technology is struggling to take off. Now, two of the competing bodies have decided to merge.