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Power Hardware

Wireless Power Gets A Boost 102

Posted by Hemos
from the more-fun-then-a-microwave-power-accident dept.
srizah writes "At CES, Las Vegas, two companies — Arizona-based WildCharge and Michigan-based Fulton have demonstrated what are very different ways to charge gadgets sans wires. "
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Wireless Power Gets A Boost

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  • by Amouth (879122) on Monday January 08, 2007 @12:10PM (#17509156)
    "blow people's minds."

    is that in the make people amazed of new tech way or the hey ya'll watch this, with a tesla coil in the garage way?
  • by A_Non_Moose (413034) on Monday January 08, 2007 @06:16PM (#17515176) Homepage Journal
    I recall some fellow techs were working with building planning (.edu) to try
    and get a conference room wired for power/networks.

    Well, the specs were there, but ignored and the floor was poured and set, only
    no power, no network.

    We were livid (ok, I was amused...this is still a .edu, after all).

    One of the higher ups grilled the front man about the situation and wireless networks
    were just getting usable, and it was decided that was the best option.

    Then he had to ask "What about wireless power?"

    Ever the diplomat, the front man gave a good answer of "no can do" and maintained composure.

    Only after he left, I piped up "Sure you can have wirelss power....It's called LIGHTNING!"

    The whole room went silent for a few seconds and then erupted in laughter.

    Became a running gag for a few months, too, if we got annoyed at each other we'd do a "spell casting"
    motion and shout "wireless power" a few times.


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