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Look Ma... No Wires

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, April 2, 2009

Look ma, no wires. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology Boot Camp, a report on gadgets and gear. Digital picture frames are great...but there's been one hang up so to speak...preventing me from putting one on the wall instead of an end table. That electrical cord that you need to power the LCD screen. Well, wireless electricity is on the way. Intel is one of the companies that has been demonstrating new technology that can transmit current through the air. How does it work? Researcher David Meyer....


"It's like the combination of induction and resonance. So we actually have magnetic fields going forwards and backwards on this whole set up."


What if you were to walk in between the two?


"Oh, absolutely no problem. I can put my hands in there and it doesn't affect anything. I could put my whole body in the middle. Magnetic fields really do not interact with people much. That's the bonus of using magnetic fields."


The vision is a future...where you can walk into a room...and your laptop and mobile phone would charge automatically. You can find us at BootCamp.com. I'm Fred Fishkin.