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, later this year, Bosch will be introducing batteries with inductive charging that simply need to be placed on a base station for the power to flow.
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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 duelling 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.
Forget about stealing your neighbour'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 future, you might instead be able to use your neighbour's Wi-Fi network to power your home.
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.