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Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised

Accessory maker Nomad already offers a couple of excellent wireless chargers that work great with Apple and other Qi-compatible devices, but they’re introducing a new one that could be their most versatile yet. Using technology provided by partner Aira called ‘FreePower,’ the new Nomad Base Station Pro will be able to charge up to three ...

GM is bringing Amazon Alexa to 2018 and newer Cadillac, Chevy, Buick and GMC vehicles

General Motors is adding Amazon Alexa to the infotainment systems of its Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles in the first half of next year — one of the broadest rollouts of an embedded Alexa Auto experience, the automaker said Wednesday. The new in-vehicle Amazon Alexa experience will be added through a software update to ...

5G won’t fix America’s terrible broadband

5G cellular networks are able to transmit data at very high speeds, with incredible spectrum sharing that allows multiple 5G towers to operate in close proximity without their transmissions clobbering one another.

There's only one problem: for 5G to deliver high speeds to our homes and businesses, each of those 5G towers has to be ...

‘World’s first Bluetooth hair straighteners’ can be easily hacked

Here’s a thing that should have never been a thing: Bluetooth-connected hair straighteners. Glamoriser, a U.K. firm that bills itself as the maker of the “world’s first Bluetooth hair straighteners“, allows users to link the device to an app, which lets the owner set certain heat and style settings. The app can also be used ...

New approach to state drone laws balances privacy and innovation

Brian Wynne Contributor Share on Twitter Brian Wynne is the president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. More posts by this contributor The biggest threat to drone innovation is a group you’ve never heard of  Gary Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Gary Shapiro is the chief executive officer of the Consumer Technology Association. ...

A cheap wireless charger for Qi enabled devices

This Yootech wireless charging station works just fine and eliminates the need to keep multiple cables on my desktop.

Offering 7.5W for Apple phones and 10W for Android, this charging puck works to charge any of my Qi-charging enabled devices. This lets me put my phone or tablet on the same charger, and lets ...