Wireless Charging

iPhone 5 revealed without NFC or wireless charging – what happened?

iPhone 5 revealed without NFC or wireless charging – what happened?

This week we're taking a look at the iPhone 5 as it was revealed by Apple in all its glory alongside iOS 6 and a set of hardware innovations like the Lightning connector - but what happened to NFC and wireless charging? We'd heard several times in tips and "leaks" that an NFC sensor was in the plans for this device for some time - but inside the last few weeks of this unofficial stream of shady bits, it was all but confirmed that, given the size of the device, NFC was not physically possible. Wireless charging, on a similar note, was never officially spoken about by Apple, and though Apple's competitors - such as Nokia, for example - are working with the technology soon, Apple has simply opted out.

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Wireless power breakthrough uses adaptive resonance to support multiple wireless platforms

Wireless power breakthrough uses adaptive resonance to support multiple wireless platforms

I have said on more than a few occasions that one of the most interesting things smartphone companies can do, in my opinion, is offer wireless charging. We all know the hassle of fiddling with wires and trying to get a charger connected, especially in the dark, to charge or smartphones and other devices. Wireless charging with Qi and other wireless power methods is very important to many of us.

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Nokia gets Windows Phone 8 fever: Lumia 920 and 820 wrap-up

Nokia gets Windows Phone 8 fever: Lumia 920 and 820 wrap-up

We've been at Nokia's Windows Phone 8 event all morning, and the event has given us plenty to talk about. Most important is the reveal of the Nokia Lumia 920, which many figured was going to be officially announced at this event. The Lumia 920 is here at last, and it's definitely worthy of being called Nokia's new flagship device. Naturally, we managed to get some hands-on time with it, and we were pretty pleased with what we saw.

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Nokia teases wireless charging for new Windows Phone 8 Lumias

Nokia teases wireless charging for new Windows Phone 8 Lumias

Nokia has apparently declared war on charger cables, with a new Windows Phone 8 teaser video hinting that tomorrow's Lumia range won't require a nest of wires in order to rejuice. The brief video, which you can see after the cut, shows a bundle of different cords - including USB, Firewire and more - in what often seems like their default state (tangled and messy), being thrown away by a smug looking woman.

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TDK reveals Wireless Charging small enough for headsets or Google Glass

TDK reveals Wireless Charging small enough for headsets or Google Glass

Wireless phone and tablet charging without the bulky case compromise could be in the pipeline if TDK Corporation has its way, revealing the slimmest wireless power transfer coil unit to-date. It may look like the tiniest underfloor heating system in the world, but in fact the 0.57mm thick panel promises to get your future smartphone or tablet rejuiced simply by slapping it down onto an inductive pad.

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