Power over WiFi: 'Physics is Physics' or 'Dare to Dream'?

by Ben Smith 23rd February 2010

Our post about the RCA Airnergy device generated a bit if a conversation… both for and against. To reflect many of the sceptical comments around the web I added a video from EEVblog which summarised much of the physics-based disbelief, but our readers can do better than that…

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Recess: Still plenty of great uses for SMS

by Ben Smith 23rd February 2010
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Recess is an iPhone app that lets businesses manage and track business waiting lists – such as restaurants’ – through an iPhone app.

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Charger gets power from WiFi [please be true] [updated: man says it's not]

by Ben Smith 23rd February 2010
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I was amazed when I saw this… it’s almost certainly too good to be true, but see the video after the break… US consumer-electronics giant RCA have created a box of tricks that sucks power out of the air driven by WiFi signals. The cigarette-packet-sized gizmo plugs in to devices to provide a ‘free’ trickle […]

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The Week in Bullshit: PleaseRobMe.com

by Ben Smith 23rd February 2010
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Sometimes smart people do dumb things… and we should forgive them. No one’s perfect. But sometime smart people use their smartness to mislead and scare a lot of people in a polished but mis-guided attention-seeking stunt and then they deserved to get hit with a tidal-wave of vitriol. This post started life on Friday as […]

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Nokia Customer Service… Fish, Barrel, Shooting…

by Ben Smith 18th February 2010
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Nokia. Say what you like about their phones and software (and indeed we do), plenty of people like them and they can’t all be wrong… (can they?) Their customer service, however, often leaves a lot to be desired – we’ve covered it before at length. So here for your guffawing pleasure is their response to […]

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Hidden MWC: Earphones… controlled by your eyes!

by Ben Smith 16th February 2010
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Right now the entire mobile industry is in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress and the coincidently-timed International Pick-Pocket Festival. There’s plenty of big news, but it’s the smaller stands where the magic is often to be found… How about some eye-controlled earphones…? Yes. I said eye controlled.

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[Closed] Set our competition… Win a Nokia 5310!

by Ben Smith 15th February 2010
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We’ve got some phones to give away courtesy of the nice people at the Nokia who were clearing out the cupboards and, yes, are still being nice to us despite what we sometimes say about them. We’ve got an N97, an E75 and an E55 to give away, but we’re a bit stuck… How should […]

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The Blackberry Diary: Initial impressions

by Ben Smith 14th February 2010
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I did it. I bought a Blackberry. My first one… A 9700 Bold from Three. I’ll get to a full review and explanation why the Nokia’s most recent effort – the E72 – didn’t attract me back in due course, but after 2 weeks of use there’s a couple of features that have really impressed.

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