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How Intel's wirefree power tech will end battery life woes

Imagine a world where you never worried that your laptop's battery might lose the will to live. Or one in which the viper's nest of power cables that nestles behind your PC vanished in a puff of technology.

In short, imagine an alternative reality in which power wasn't delivered by cables but transmitted wirelessly through the ether. It sounds like science fiction, but as techradar found out during a visit to Intel's funky Seattle research lab, it's very real indeed.

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Sibs3406d ago

What happens to the energy that isn't utilized by the netbook or lightbulb? It just keeps moving like radio waves? Seems like a waste of energy to me.

OOG3406d ago

most liekly wouldnt be running all the time... would prob have to be activated by a device that uses the tech... prob would run on stand by

ThanatosDMC3405d ago

I was thinking that! Wouldnt all those wave energy hit your cells and screw up something. I mean, if it could end up as an induced mutation when it changes the codons in our systems.

Then again Cancer is more popular now than Aides according to Southpark!

Horny Melon3406d ago (Edited 3406d ago )

Nikola Tesla invent this? Why is intel getting credit for it?

"Tesla researched ways to transmit power and energy wirelessly over long distances (via transverse waves, to a lesser extent, and, more readily, longitudinal waves). He transmitted extremely low frequencies through the ground as well as between the earth's surface and the Kennelly-Heaviside layer. He received patents on wireless transceivers that developed standing waves by this method."

P4KY B3406d ago

Didn't he claim to have a car that was powered like this?

Guitardr853405d ago

I'm not sure if this is the same thing or not, but the technology that I heard about only involves using modified radio/microwaves emitted from a source to excite electrons at a sink...There's really no energy lost (think about radio stations that spew waves into space continuously). In terms of cancer...Microwaves can't cause cancer...if they did we would be in serious trouble considering that when atoms move from one excited state to the next (almost all do this and billions of times) microwaves are emitted...That's over simplified of course but yeah!!

ThanatosDMC3405d ago (Edited 3405d ago )

There will always be energy lost. We dont know how to perfectly use energy. Like heat in our comps or laptop's CPUs.

Anyway, i am interested in this tech if it does work out. I hate taking my laptop's cord everywhere. Not to mention my fat battery weighs quite a bit for a 12 inch tablet.