Monday, June 16, 2014

Noted: Charging portable electronics will be super-fast, widely accessible via Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence

Charging portable electronics will be super-fast, widely accessible via Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence

Charge rings

Two innovations for on-the-go mobile-device users seeking a quick charge are in the works: Starbucks plans to install wireless charging devices in all of its stores; and a new battery design could enable rapid charging of lithium-ion batteries in ten minutes. Starbucks stores will have “Powermat Spots” — designated areas on tables and counters where customers can place their compatible device and charge them wirelessly. The system uses inductive coupling, which can charge nearby devices.

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