Wireless Charging

AT&T to launch PMA-wireless charging capable smartphones by 2014

AT&T to launch PMA-wireless charging capable smartphones by 2014

The Power Matters Alliance has just received a huge increase in support from several, major businesses. HTC, LG, and Samsung, 3 of the most biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, have joined the PAM, and will be integrating its wireless charging technology in their future devices. With these new additions, AT&T plans on launching smartphones with PMA-wireless charging technology integrated into them by 2014.

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Nokia NFC Wireless Charging Car Holder hands-on with Lumia 720

Nokia NFC Wireless Charging Car Holder hands-on with Lumia 720

This week we're having a look at a set of new Nokia devices, one of the most instantly appealing being the universal NFC Wireless Car Charger. This device is made to work with the Lumia lineup of Nokia devices first and foremost, of course, working with Qi standard wireless charging as well as embedded NFC to tell your device it's docked. When you do dock a device like the wireless charging-shell CC-3068-toting Lumia 720, you've got wireless charging, NFC-activated car mode, and a fully secure clamped-in setup. This lovely beast also has several features that allow you to use it with whatever smartphone you like.

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McDonald’s is testing wireless charging tables in Europe

McDonald’s is testing wireless charging tables in Europe

McDonalds is launching a new wireless charging service at a select amount of its restaurants in Europe. The fast food chain will equip its tables with PowerKiss wireless technology that’s based off of Qi’s wireless technology. Every surface of McDonald's tables will be capable of wirelessly charging devices. You'll be able to enjoy your Big Mac, fries, and a drink while simultaneously juicing up your device.

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Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb hits Google Play

Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb hits Google Play

Today Google has officially put the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger up for sale, it being a long-awaited half-orb instilled with the power to charge the power of the LG-made Nexus 4. This device is an oddity in the halls of Google-made hardware in that it essentially takes on the shape of the Nexus Q (at defunct Google product currently "back on the drawing board") and acts as a charger for wireless devices - specifically the Nexus 4 here. And it's up for sale right this minute!

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Samsung Wireless Charging Pad clears FCC (but will the Galaxy S4 need it?)

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad clears FCC (but will the Galaxy S4 need it?)

Samsung is apparently making a renewed push into wireless charging, with a new Qi-compatible charging accessory spotted clearing the FCC and potentially tipping native support in the upcoming Galaxy S4. The Samsung Wireless Charging Pad, as the user manual included in the filing names it, offers a simple, straightforward way to rejuice a mobile device, with an off-white plate holding a single phone on your desk.

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2013 Toyota Avalon Limited to be the first vehicle with in-car Qi wireless charging

2013 Toyota Avalon Limited to be the first vehicle with in-car Qi wireless charging

Wireless charging is no doubt the device charging method of the future. We've been hearing about Qi for a while now, with the technology being utilized by Nokia and others to bring wireless charging to mobile devices. The technology has finally found its way onboard vehicles, with the upcoming 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited being the first car to feature in-car wireless charging.

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Utah State University unveils public transit bus with inductive charging

Utah State University unveils public transit bus with inductive charging

Researchers at Utah State University in Logan, UT have figured out a way to bring inductive charging to public transportation with an electric bus that's capable of recharging itself at each bus stop. Charging plates under the the pavement at each stop charge up the battery inside the bus, and while the plates and the bus have to be lined up somewhat in order to charge, they don't need to be perfectly lined up every time in order to juice up.

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