Qi wireless charging has become the de facto wireless charging standard for gadgets like phones, earbuds, and more. However, just this week, the NFC Forum approved a new low-power wireless charging specification to help make it easier to charge smaller gadgets or IoT devices.
You’re probably already accustomed to mooching free Wi-Fi whenever you visit a friend, but according to a new patent Sony filed just last Friday, the company wants you to be able to steal power from a friend’s phone as well, without having to connect a single cable.
Off to Macca’s? Be sure to bring your tinfoil hat and Faraday cage, lest your phone be hijacked by an unsecured NFC tag! Grand conspiracy or something significantly less sinister? It’s the latter. It’s always the latter.