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Qualcomm joins Wireless Power Consortium board, sparks hope for A4WP and Qi unification

Qualcomm, the founding member of Alliance for Wireless Power (or A4WP in short), made a surprise move today by joining the management board of the rival Wireless Power Consortium (or WPC), the group behind the already commercially available Qi standard. This is quite an interesting development …

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it …

Internet of Things

Wireless charging war gets more interesting, as Qualcomm joins Qi

Wireless charging standards are a bit of a mess. There are at least three standards bodies vying to be the correct way to wirelessly send power to your devices: the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) favored by AT&T and Starbucks, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) backed by Verizon, and the Alliance …

Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

So here’s a crazy idea that, when you think about it a bit, really isn’t so crazy anymore. If you could build your own robot, what would you have it …

At $72B, Bill Gates is richest American for 20th straight year

And as usual, Forbes' latest list of the wealthiest 400 Americans includes a tech industry who's who, from Ellison to Zuckerberg to Musk.<p>It's hard to think of a year in which Bill Gates wasn't at the top of the Fortune 400 list, considered as the definitive annual list of America's richest.<p>And so …

Bill Gates

Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built

If you're writing an alternate history, these would be the buildings you'd want to include. They're the discarded designs for famous landmarks. …

Skyscrapers