Advancing wireless power transfer for vehicles

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to their goal of creating highway “stations” that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by.

A new approach to wireless tech for implants and sensors

In the near future, people affected by health issues as varied as Alzheimer, diabetes, hearing loss, heart failure or even missing limbs could all have something in common: a smart, efficient, in-body or on-body device that makes their daily life easier and more enjoyable.   

Wirelss bionic eye being developed at university

Australia's Monash University is developing a new bionic eye that uses seminal wireless technology to communicate with a processor that sits inside the brain, allowing blind people to discern shapes through  a series of mapping dots when they put on a pair of sunglasses.

Wireless, broadband brain sensor created

Engineers at Brown University have developed a wireless, broadband fully implantable brain sensor that is rechargeable, and has performed well in animal models for more than a year.

FCC approves Dish's wireless plans

The Federal Communications Commission has given Dish Networks the nod to switch spectrum currently used for satellite communications over to wireless use.

Google and Dish said to be planning wireless network

Google's ambitions are pretty broad - and it may be about to move into a whole new area. According to the Wall Street Journal, it's in discussions with satellite TV company Dish about launching its own wireless service.

Maglev lightbulb floats in mid-air

An Australian student has created a levitating lightbulb that powers itself wirelessly.

Self-propelled device swims through bloodstream

Stanford University electrical engineers have demonstrated a Fantastic Voyage-style wireless chip, driven by magnetic currents, that can travel around inside the human body.

Breakthrough allows full-duplex over existing wireless systems

Rice University researchers say they've developed a full-duplex wireless technology that could allow wireless phone companies to double the throughput on their networks without adding any more cell towers.

Wireless power cuts cord for heart pump patients

Researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have developed a way of powering heart pumps wirelessly.

Industry heavyweights & startups converge at the TM Forum in Dublin

Walking into a mobile trade show, you’re immediately hit with company names you recognize from everyday tech life. 

Seagate's Satellite streams content to your iPad

Seagate has introduced a wireless portable hard drive designed to easily stream content to Apple's iPad.

Stanford team doubles wireless speed

Stanford researchers have created a new wireless technology that allows signals to be sent and received simultaneously on a single channel. The development could double the speed of existing wireless networks.

Feds fund $19M in smart grid demos

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) calls it a system that is cleaner, more efficient, reliable, resilient and responsive. We call it the smart grid.

Turn it up...With the Jambox!

Are you tired of putting on headphones every time you listen to your iPod or stream music on your laptop?

High-speed broadband Internet takes flight

Boeing has announced the first installation of an in-flight, wireless high-speed broadband service on a business-class 737 aircraft.

ElcomSoft touts "all-in-one" Wi-Fi cracking platform

ElcomSoft has upgraded its key recovery platform with an integrated wireless sniffer to create an "all-in-one" WiFi cracking package.

...And wireless for all

The number of worldwide subscriptions for wireless services is poised to hit 5 billion this month - equaling approximately 73.4% of the earth's total human population.

Cheap calls, but expensive data: Wal-Mart launches wireless plan

Wal-Mart's launching its own wireless plan aimed at its core market of low- to middle-income families.

Healthcare goes wireless

A growing number of consumers and physicians are expressing interest in the concept of tracking vital health signs with mobile devices.