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What If Electric Cars Could Charge Without Plugs?

MIT researchers developed a technique for wireless charging for years ago. Now it could be used for electric cars.

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Crowded Airspace: We're Running Out of Wireless

In just two years, there won't be enough wireless to go around.

In 2008, the average American consumed 34 gigabytes of information a day.

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The Stove-Killer: Wireless Charging Techology Cooks Soup

The techies at this week's Consumer Electronics Show turn their attention to dinner.


While all the other bloggers are busy getting excited about the technological wizardry being unveiled at this week's Consumer Electronics Show, the poor old food section has, once again, felt a bit left out.

But no longer! As reported by Gizmodo, Fulton Innovations, the creators of eCoupled wireless charging technology, are not content with simply removing our tangled cables—they also want to cook us dinner. By printing an inductive coil directly onto food packaging, they make it receptive to the energy emitted by their eCoupled countertop—which means that you can now heat up a cup of Campbell's Chunky Chicken Noodle just by sitting it on a wireless charging surface. The special packaging even has adjustable settings for reheating at high, medium, and low temperatures.

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