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Oh for the Love of God, Not Another Bloody Standards War

We had Betamax vs. VHS. We've just finished up with HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray. And now, apparently, we're going to have the war of the wireless charging standards, because Samsung, HTC and LG have joined the Power Matters Alliance, a wireless charging standard. It's a challenger to Qi, which is the wireless charging technology included in the Lumia 920, Nexus 4 and Galaxy S III, among others. Looks like it's gonna be a long and bitter fight. Again. [CNET] Read More >>

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McDonald's Adding Free, Wireless Electric Sauce to its Menu

If you're trusting enough to leave your £36-a-month smartphone resting on a table in McDonalds while you guzzle down some meat and bread, there's about to be a good reward for doing so -- free electricity from embedded tabletop wireless chargers. Read More >>

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