Intel shows off cordless power

Intel showed off a cordless power system at their annual developer’s forum in San Francisco. The device operates via a magnetic field to supply power to devices without the need for a transformer or wall outlet.

Intel showed off a cordless power system at their annual developer’s forum in San Francisco. The device operates via a magnetic field to supply power to devices without the need for a transformer or wall outlet.

Intel’s Chief Technology Officer, Justin Rattner showed off the device, using it to wirelessly power a 60watt light globe in a lamp on stage..

“The trick with wireless power is not can you do it; it’s can you do it safely and efficiently,” said Intel researcher Josh Smith. “It turns out the human body is not affected by magnetic fields; it is affected by electric fields. So what we are doing is transmitting energy using the magnetic field, not the electric field.”

Analysts have described the breakthrough as a world changing event.

The days of wireless recharging could be sooner than you think…

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