Monthly Archives: March 2014

Can Wireless Electricity Power The World?

And if you are hopelessly dependent on your cellphone and there is no replacement charger in sight, then you have a problem. It doesnt have to be that way, says Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spinoff WiTricity , a global producer of devices that generate wireless electricity. The next generation of cellphones will have wireless charging in them, says Kaynam Hedaya t, WiTricitys Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. The technology to generate wireless electricity was invented nearly 120 years ago with significant limitations. So for wireless electricity to be transmitted at the time, the device that is the source of the power or electricity and the device that is receiving it have to be exactly aligned and in very close proximity less than one millimeter, said Hedayat. http://blogs.voanews.com/techtonics/2014/03/28/powering-the-world-with-wireless-electricity/

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China Mobile Offers A First Peek At Its Iphone Sales Numbers

We asked some Apple analysts for their best guess and got answers that ranged from the ridiculous to the absurd. But the average estimate, 18 million units, seemed reasonable to us. Two months after sales began, we still don’t know how the iPhone is doing at China Mobile. But on Thursday, we got our first solid data point, thanks to the Wall Street Journal ‘s Lorraine Luk. http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2014/03/20/apple-china-mobile-iphone-5/

At&t, T-mobile Rejigger Wireless Prices

ET U.S. wireless carriers have rejiggered the prices of their service plans again, extending a period of unusual volatility triggered by an aggressive push for customers by T-Mobile US Inc. AT&T Inc. is cutting prices on its wireless plans for the second time this year, lowering the monthly cost of a plan offering unlimited calls and texts and two gigabytes of Internet use by $15. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303369904579427351777155402.html