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Wireless charging at a distance: Archos is launching four gadgets in 2022 that are truly wireless

Wireless charging has become commonplace in recent years… but for the most part it means you can charge some phones, smartwatches, or earbuds by carefully placing them on a charging mat or stand and leaving them there. You may not have to plug in a charging cable every time you want to top up the […]

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Motorola Air Charging can wireless charge up to 4 nearby devices at once

Wireless charging is a common feature for high-end phones, wireless earbuds, and other gadgets these days. For the most part that means you don’t have to plug a wire directly into the device you want to charge, but you still need to place it on or very, very close to a wireless charging pad or […]

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Pine64 news roundup: PinePhone Keyboard goes on sale in September, Ubuntu Touch 20.04 is coming, visual voicemail arrives, PineNote E Ink tablet revealed

The PinePhone Keyboard is an accessory that essentially turns Pine64’s inexpensive Linux smartphone into a tiny Linux laptop. It’s been under development since last year, and you’ll be able to order one soon – Pine64 has announced that the hardware and firmware has been finalized, and the PinePhone Keyboard will go on sale in late […]

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Realme MagDart is a 50W magnetic, wireless smartphone charger

As expected, Chinese phone maker is launching a wireless charging system for smartphones that connects to the back of a phone via magnets. Realme’s MagDart system is basically the company’s answer to Apple’s MagSafe charging for iPhones. And like Apple, Realme will offer accessories including wireless charging pads, stands, and battery packs. One key difference though? Apple’s […]

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Lenovo brings wireless charging to laptops with a $140 conversion kit coming this fall

Wireless charging has become a common feature for smartphones, earbuds, and other gadgets in recent years. But laptops? You usually have to plug them in to charge their batteries. Lenovo’s new USB-C Wireless Charging Kit could change that. Sort of. The company isn’t building wireless charging capabilities into its laptops, but the $140 kit coming […]

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Wireless charging at a distance could be coming to Xiaomi, Motorola devices

Wireless charging has become common in recent years, giving you the option of placing your phone, smartwatch, or other small gadgets on a charging pad or stand without the need to connect any wires. But for years a handful of companies have been developing technology that would allow wireless charging at a distance – no […]

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Lilbits: Single board PCs, under-display cameras, and YouTube angers… everyone

It’s been a few years since Asus launched its first Raspberry Pi-like single-board computer aimed at makers, and the Asus Tinker Board platform hasn’t exactly exploded since then. But the company has made a few updates to the series over the years, with a Tinker Board S, Tinker Board R and Tinker Edge T, and […]

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NFC specification adds support for wireless charging

NFC allows two devices to communicate wirelessly over a very short distance. While Near Field Communication technology has a variety of uses, it’s probably best known for the way its used in smartphones. For example, NFC allows you to quickly pair wireless headphones or speakers with some phones. And when you use Apple Pay or […]

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Lilbits 393: The priciest webcam

Webcams are in short supply these days thanks the coronavirus pandemic. But you may already have a perfectly good camera that you can use for your next Zoom meeting or Facebook Messenger call. There are apps that will let you use an iPhone or Android device as a webcam for your computer. And some DSLR […]