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Lilbits: AMD Ryzen 7000 Embedded launched, Simply NUC Bloodhound mini PC coming soon, Amazon’s Astro Robot gets a second job, and PlayStation Portal reviews are in

Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web, including details about an upcoming mini PC with a fanless design and three 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, the impending launch of next-gen wireless charging gadgets, a new use for Amazon’s Astro robot, and more. Simply NUC Bloodhound fanless mini PC [Simply NUC] The Simply […]

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Qi2 wireless chargers with MagSafe tech are coming

Earlier this year the organization behind the Qi wireless standard announced a major update called Qi2. Among other things, the new standard incorporates Apples MagSafe technology, which means two thing: Qi2 certified products should work with Apple phones, earbuds, and other mobile gadgets, and you’ll be able to get similar functionality on devices that aren’t made […]

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ZENS Liberty wireless charger coming in November for $140, shows what Apple’s canceled AirPower would have been like if it

Apple’s AirPower wireless charger was supposed to be a charging pad that could charge multiple devices placed anywhere on top. But after spending two years trying to perfect the design, Apple scrapped the project earlier this year. Now a company called ZENS is getting ready to launch a new wireless charging pad that works a […]

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Google Pixel 3 support 10W wireless charging… but only with some chargers

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the first Google-branded smartphones to support wireless charging since the Nexus 5 was released in 2013. But if you’re looking for a charger that works best with these new phones there’s something you need to keep in mind. Like most phones that can charge without wires, […]

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Report: Samsung’s dual-device wireless charger may beat Apple’s to market

Last year Apple unveiled a wireless charging pad capable of charging both an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time, but the company has yet to bring its AirPower device to market. Recent reports indicate it could finally hit the streets in September. But Apple isn’t the only company working on a dual-device wireless […]

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Bloomberg: Apple hopes to launch AirPower wireless charger by September

The iPhone X is Apple’s first smartphone to support wireless charging… but Apple doesn’t make a wireless charger for it yet, so the company has been selling third-party chargers since the iPhone X launched last year. When the company unveiled the phone last September, Apple also noted that it was working on a new wireless […]

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Powermat jumps on the Qi wireless charging bandwagon

VHS vs Betamax. Blu-ray vs HD-DVD. TiVo vs ReplayTV. As is often the case, when a new technology arises, there are often competing standards at first. But the market can’t always support two standards, because customers want to just be able to buy a product and know that it’ll work with all their existing accessories […]

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Azpen’s new wireless charging docks are also Alexa smart speakers

If you’re not a fan of single-purpose devices that do silly things like, say, charge your phone, Azpen’s got you covered. The company’s new DockAll Pro line of wireless charging docks for smartphones and tablets are also smart speakers, so you can listen to music, set reminders, or get answers to question while charging your […]

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Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, may add wireless charging to iPhones

Rumor has it that Apple’s next-gen iPhones could support wireless charging. Now 9to5Mac has spotted something that adds a little fuel to that fire: Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium. That’s the organization that promotes the Qi wireless charging standard used in many phones and other gadgets. Apple isn’t confirming whether the move means […]

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LG introduces Quick Wireless Charging Pad

Wireless chargers may be more convenient than wired ones, but up until recently they’ve also generally been slower. But LG says its new wireless charging pad can give a phone’s battery a 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes. The company’s Quick Wireless Charging Pad is coming to North America, Europe, and Australia in mid-October. […]