guts
There's Yet Another Wireless Charging Standard (That Might Have a Shot)

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 dueling 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. Read More >>

transport
Volvo Has Figured Out How to Wirelessly Charge Your Electric Car

Electric cars -- good for the environment and, in the long run, good for your pocket too, what with the price of petrol only set to rise as we run through the Earth's natural resources. Problem is, electric charging stations are nowhere near as prevalent as petrol stops. Volvo's research into a discrete inductive charging pad for electric cars could help to change that though. Read More >>

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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 >>

patents
New Apple Patent Outlines The Wireless Charging Future We're All Dreaming Of

Truly wireless charging, it's a tech utopia we all long for. Sure, we're getting there, but it still requires contact, which is only slightly better. If places like Starbucks starts putting pads in their tables, hooray, but it's a far cry from a real charging zone. A recent Apple patent outlines just that, the wireless charging dream we've all been dreaming. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

nokia
The New Windows Phone 8 Nokias Will Supposedly Pack Wireless Charging

Nokia's got a joint event with Microsoft this week, and apparently it'll unveil some phones (Lumia 820 and 920) with wireless charging built in, which is about freaking time. At last we'll be able to dump cables, hopefully. [Twitter via The Verge] Read More >>

chatroom
Is This Inductive Stand Worth Twice What an iPad Costs?

The convenience of being able to charge a device without having to hunt down a power cord is certainly appealing. But convenience isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you gaze upon Strut's new LaunchPort iPad charging system. Read More >>

iphone
How to Make Your iPhone Charge Wirelessly (Without an Ugly Case)

Wirelessly charging your iPhone would be pretty great, but not with the dumb cases that inductive charging requires. That's why this mod from Tanveer is so great. A regular iPhone that charges when you set it down. The future! Read More >>

patents
New Apple Patent Hints at Wireless Charging for the iPhone and iPad

A new Apple patent discovered by AppleInsider shows plans for new product packaging and that's... pretty boring. What is interesting about the new packaging though is that it may hint at future where iPhones and iPads would charge wirelessly. Read More >>

batteries
This Incredibly Thin Card Could Bring Wireless Charging to Any Device

Inductive charging means you'll never have to plug your phone in again, and to avoid clunky add-on solutions if your device doesn't have it built in, Duracell has created this wafer thin adapter card that slips in alongside its battery. Read More >>

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