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Qi motion-based UI could make smartwatches easier to use

Quantum Interface (Qi) has just launched an invite-only beta version of a motion-based interface for Android-based smart watches. The company’s goal is to make a program that uses motion, eye tracking, and predictive navigation to make it easier to control your mobile device without tapping and scrolling through endless menus. Qi’s navigation interface is designed to […]

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Microsoft’s new wireless charger will make your smartphone shine

Gone are the days of subtle, minimalist design. Instead, neon is the new black. At least, that is what Microsoft is hoping for. The company’s new Qi compatible wireless charger will brighten your life, or at least your room. The Nokia DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate is a Qi compatible device that allows users to […]

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Motorola Moto 360 photos leaked, confirm wireless charging and more

The Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch is expected to be the first Android Wear watch with a round face when it launches in the coming months. But that’s not the only thing that will make this watch stand out from competitors including the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live. Motorola hasn’t yet announced the official […]

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New Qi wireless charging tech means your phone doesn’t have to touch the charger

The Wireless Power Consortium is adding support for resonant charging to its wireless charging technology. That means that your phone, tablet, or other device doesn’t actually have to touch a charger that uses Qi v.1.2 technology. This opens the doors for things like desks with chargers embedded into the tabletop instead of resting on top of […]

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Broadcom unveils wireless charging chip that supports competing standards

A growing number of smartphones and tablets ship with support for wireless charging. Instead of plugging in a cable to charge your battery, you can just place the device on or near a wireless charging pad or stand. But if you buy a new device there’s a chance it won’t work with your existing charger… because […]

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Lilbits (4-27-2014): Tablet leaks galore

HP has a new 10 inch tablet in the works. Acer has a series of Android tablets with Intel Bay Trail processors. Dell seems to have a new 2-in-1 tablet/notebook convertible on the way. And maybe HP’s 6 inch VoiceTab phone/tablet is coming to America. We don’t know any of these things because the companies […]

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Asus launches official Nexus 7 (2013) docks for wired, wireless charging

Asus manufactures the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet for Google, and now the company is launching two official docks for the 7 inch Android tablet. There’s a $50 charging stand and a Asus PW100 wireless charging stand that sells for $90. The cheaper model is a stand that lets you position the tablet in landscape mode […]

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Closer look at Fulton’s 2-way wireless charging (Charge your phone with your tablet)

Fulton Innovation is showing off a system that lets you charge your smartphone by placing it on the back of your tablet — or vice versa. It’s basically a variation on the Qi technology that lets you charge your phone by placing it on a wireless charging mat. But in this case, the tablet acts […]