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Army Plan: Wirelessly Recharge Gadgets from 50 Feet Away
Leaving home while carrying a phone, an iPad and a laptop might also mean lugging along several tangled power cords. Now add radios and GPS devices. Now strap them to your person and wrap the cords around your body beneath your 30-pound armored vest. Oh, and you’re on patrol in Afghanistan, which means there’s no place to plug in when your phone’s batteries start to die. This explains why the Pentagon is keen on eliminating those cables with wireless chargers, and now wants to boost the range to more than 50 feet. […]
Army plan: wirelessly charge gadgets from 50 feet away.
One in four smartphone owners used a tablet between February and April this year, an increase of 14 per cent over last year.
“Once consumers get their hands on their first tablet, they are using them for any number of media habits,” said Mark Donovan, Senior Vice President of Mobile at market research firm comScore.
Tablets. One of the fastest growing technologies.
In the “Twitter Use 2012” survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 15% of US internet users reported using the site in February 2012, up after a drop from 13% in May 2011 to 12% in August. However, the percentage of users who said they accessed the service daily doubled within the past 10 months, to 8% in February 2012, up from 4% in May 2011.
…The number of US internet users ages 18 to 24 who said they use Twitter rose dramatically, from 18% in May 2011 to 31% in February 2012. Moreover, 20% of internet users in this age group reported logging into Twitter daily.
Twitter users on the rise.