Intel highlights more of its wireless computing plans

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 21st, 2014 Intel is developing a smart dock to wirelessly connect to monitors and peripherals. Intel is taking more steps to provide what it calls “wire-free” computing by 2016, a plan the company first talked about publicly in June at the Computex trade show. The company is…

Qi wireless charging spec gets more flexibility with distance extension

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By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | July 31st, 2014 The industry group is working to enable 2,000-watt power transfers for large appliances. The most popular wireless charging spec, Qi, which is supported by brands such as Duracell’s PowerMat and Energizer, has gotten an extension to its specification allowing it to charge devices at short distances. Various…

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 24th, 2014 A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries. The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components. Two developments announced this week should…

Ericsson hits 5Gbps in 5G labs demo

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By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | July 1st, 2014 The first 5G network is expected sometime around 2020 in Japan or South Korea Ericsson says it has succeeded in sending data at 5 gigabits per second over a wireless testbed for future “5G” mobile networks. That’s about 50 times faster than today’s speediest LTE…