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BMW's Next i8 Might Have Wireless Charging

While the current BMW i8 is already both a looker and one of the more environmentally conscious supercars on our roads, the next iteration will likely be even more efficient. Reports from the UK say that the new i8 will have a topless roadster option, a more powerful electric motor and larger drive battery, and even the possibility of inductive wireless charging.

All RC Toys Should Wirelessly Charge While Parked Like This Race Car

If you think just dropping your phone on a desk and having it start automatically charging is neat, imagine the day when electric cars can wirelessly charge by just driving down the road. The technology exists, it’s just better suited to RC cars right now, as Qualcomm demonstrates.

This Inductive Charger Makes Powering Up Your iPhone Beautiful

There are plenty of ways to do the two things that Spira does: Charge your phone and tell you the time. But there’s nothing quite like the device that interaction design student Alice Robbiani has built to combine them — her inductive charger turns your iPhone into an interactive wall clock while it charges.

Here's A Wireless Charger That's As Thin As Your Phone

If you’re fortunate enough to use one of the handful of smartphones that natively support the Qi wireless charging standard — or have even opted for a case that adds that functionality — MugenPower’s now got a backup battery that lets you leave all your charging cables at home.

Nokia Lumia 920 Australian Hands-On: The Gorgeously Familiar Future Is Here

Microsoft is charging forward into a colourful new future, and it’s dragging Nokia by the ears with it as a serious hardware partner for Windows Phone. The first Windows Phone 8 device on the market will be the Nokia Lumia 920. This is Nokia’s coming out party, Microsoft’s mobile mitzvah and Lumia’s naming ceremony. With so much riding on it, does it match the hype?

Leaked Nexus 4 Manual Reveals Wireless Charging

While numerous leaks have hinted at what we could have expected from the new Nexus phone at today’s cancelled Google event, the latest, from a Nexus 4 manual floating around online, brings two magic words with it: inductive charging.

Levitating Wireless Candelabra Makes For An Amazing Centrepiece

It’s all explainable via science. If you replace your typical cornucopia centrepiece with this floating steel plate supporting a glowing wireless candelabra, your dinner guests will be too blown away to notice your dry turkey and lumpy gravy.

Apple's Shake-To-Charge Patent Trades Calories For Battery Life

Its larger form factor and bigger battery mean the iPhone 5 should last longer on a single charge. But to overcome the fact that battery technology still basically sucks, Apple has applied for a ‘shake to charge’ patent that uses electromagnetic induction to convert everyday motions into extra battery life.

Adaptive Resonance Tech Could Make Wireless Charging Less Finicky

Even though the companies involved have finally come together in a consortium and finalised a standard, wireless charging is still struggling to gain acceptance. But a new technology called adaptive resonance from Fulton Innovation promises to bridge the gaps between devices and make wireless charging pads less difficult to use.

TDK's New Headphones Are Gorgeous And This Speaker Can Charge Your Phone Wirelessly

TDK is known for designing really utilitarian, retro 80’s futuristic audio equipment — black, gold, hard lines, Terminator, Burton’s Batman, TDK — that encourages you to show it off without feeling like a showoff. And they’ve done it again. This time, with a pair of headphones that’ll cradle your head and a new speaker cube that wirelessly charges your phone.

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