Charging with ultrasound: uBeam has functional prototype
Researchers develop new wireless power transfer technique
A wireless power transfer technique that uses miniaturised receivers suitable for real-world use has been demonstrated by researchers in Korea. Hyoungjun Kim and Chulhun Seo from Soongsil University used ...
Qi wireless charging standard offers more design freedom
Nokia in wireless network deal with Panasonic
(AP)—Finnish wireless equipment maker Nokia says it has a preliminary agreement to acquire part of the wireless network business of Japan's Panasonic Corp.
Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent
Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless.
Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked ...
Can video streaming over mobile broadband networks be improved?
Due to the increase in smartphone video applications, mobile video traffic is rising significantly. New research has shown how videos can be better transmitted over wireless links such as Wi-Fi and 4G.
Verizon adds 1.4M long-term wireless plans in 2Q
(AP)—Verizon says it added more than 1.4 million long-term wireless subscribers in the second quarter, with strong gains in both smartphones and tablets.
Providing free Wi-Fi gets tricky for businesses
In Madison, Wis., where Wi-Fi hot spots often are easier to find than a parking space, you wouldn't think that a cafe would turn off its wireless Internet connection.
Young adults, renters and Latinos most likely to drop land-line phones
The number of Americans living in households without traditional land-line telephones continues to grow, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WiTricity's wireless charging technology is coming soon to mobile devices, electric cars, and more
More than a century ago, engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla proposed a global system of wireless transmission of electricity—or wireless power. But one key obstacle to realizing this ambitious vision has ...
Startup can power trillions of sensors in everyday objects
(Phys.org) —IoT might sound like the latest new texting acronym. What it actually stands for is more serious: a technology revolution waiting in the wings called the "Internet of Things."
Seizing on the potential of new technologies can move Canada toward a sustainable future
A new expert panel report, Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World outlines the opportunities to achieve sustainability through information and communication technologies (ICTs) but cautions that Canada is a long ...
Review: Two keyboards designed for your living room
As smart TVs evolve with applications like Netflix, which is also available from such devices as Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV, users can really benefit from keyboard input.