Researchers promote battery-free Wi-Fi technology

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By Grant Gross, IDG News Service | August 5th, 2014 A research team at the University of Washington pushes forward with technology that uses radio frequency for power. The coming Internet of things (IoT) revolution may not run on batteries, but on power plucked from the air, according to researchers at the University of Washington.…

Qualcomm planting seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 28, 2014 The Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips. Smarter contextual awareness, 4K video and augmented reality are just some of the new technologies that will be offered by smartphones and tablets over the next year or…

Mobile devices to get faster LP-DDR4 memory next year

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 28th, 2014 LP-DDR4 memory will start appearing in tablets next year, two years earlier than expected. Thanks to the rise of mobile gaming and 4K video, LP-DDR4 memory will reach smartphones and tablets close to two years earlier than expected, an analyst said. The first mobile devices…