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London: Now, you won’t have to look for a socket to charge your phone or a laptop. Researchers have developed a wireless-power transfer (WPT) technology that can charge mobile phones from a distance.mobile-or-cell-phone-smartphone-contact-icons-vector-1075197

The WPT technology developed by researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) works just as Wi-Fi works for internet connections.

It allows mobile devices to be charged at any location and in any direction, even if the devices are away from the power source.

With this technology, your device will automatically get charged without being tethered to a charger if you are in the designated area where the charging is available, like the Wi-Fi Power zone, the researchers said.

The system can charge multiple devices simultaneously and in all directions up to half a meter away from the power source, said lead researcher professor Chun T. Rim.

The results were published in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Rim’s team has successfully showcased the technology on at a lab on KAIST’s campus.

Until now, all wireless-charging technologies have had difficulties with the problem of short charging distance, mostly less than 10 cm, as well as charging conditions that the devices should be placed in a fixed position.

For example, the Samsung Galaxy S6 could only be charged wirelessly in a fixed position, having one degree of freedom.

“Our transmitter system is safe for humans and compatible with other electronic devices. We have solved major issues of short charging distance and the dependence on charging directions,” Rim said.

(IANS)

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  • Jagdish Kumar Bhutani

    I wish more work is done at solar charging systems too…! That shall be a watershed era and the energy saver breakthrough. Till then we are energy guzzlers as always.

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  • Jagdish Kumar Bhutani

    I wish more work is done at solar charging systems too…! That shall be a watershed era and the energy saver breakthrough. Till then we are energy guzzlers as always.

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Microsoft Starts Testing Your Phone Windows 10 App That Mirrors Phone Content to a PC

Additionally, the tech giant is also working on narrator improvements, fixes for the PC, keyboard command changes and more

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Microsoft has released the test version of its “Your Phone” app for Windows 10 that is being designed to mirror a phone straight to desktop, with texts, photos and notifications.

The test app has rolled out for “Insiders with Android” testing devices first.

“Need to add a photo to your presentation? Want to spruce up that selfie with some Windows Ink action? Just ‘drag and drop,'” Dona Sarkar, Head of the Windows Insider Programme and Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Programme Manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

The “Your Phone” app will be compatible with Android 7.0 and above and Microsoft is also planning to extend this same feature to iPhone users in the future.

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The test app has rolled out for “Insiders with Android” testing devices first. Pixabay

“For iPhone users, surf the web on your phone, then send the webpage instantly to your computer to pick up where you left off to continue what you’re doing – read, watch, or browse with all the benefits of a bigger screen,” wrote Sarkar and LeBlanc.

“You will receive an app from Microsoft which you must download to your mobile phone and follow the setup prompts,” the post added.

The app is being tested as part of Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, codenamed “Redstone 5” which is expected to be available by October.

Also Read: Microsoft Will Become an AI First Industry, Will Improve Lives, Says CEO

The software maker first unveiled the app back at the company’s Build developer conference in May.

Additionally, the tech giant is also working on narrator improvements, fixes for the PC, keyboard command changes and more. (IANS)

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