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Northern California
Freelance Journalist
As seen in:  Vice, Forbes, KQED

Writer, mostly science and tech. Working on upcoming book on wireless power.

How Not To Talk To A Police Officer

medium.com — More than 40 years ago, my uncle, a sweet, bookish, twenty-something named Phil Ackerman, was pulled over by New York City police officers. Somehow, before that interaction was over, he was shot dead. Phil was a Vista volunteer with no history of violence or mental illness.

Ford Will Add Wireless Charging To New Cars

forbes.com — The auto industry is charged up about wireless charging. Led by Toyota, which first offered wireless charging in the 2013 Toyota Avalon, American auto giants Fiat-Chrysler and General Motors currently include wireless charging as an option in more than a dozen vehicle models. Audi will launch its first car with [...]

The Best iOS Note-Taking App Is Now Available On Android

forbes.com — Most note-takers assume they have three basic choices. They can go retro and scribble out observations with pen and paper. They can take notes on a smartphone or tablet. Or they can lug around a laptop and pound on the keys to create a written record. But since October 2013, a [...]

Texas Instruments Supplies Wireless Charging To Samsung's Galaxy S6

forbes.com — Texas Instruments' bet on wireless power is paying off with Samsung's Galaxy S6. After more than five years of research and development, the Dallas company is quietly celebrating Samsung's decision to use TI's wireless power receiver in its flagship phone. The Galaxy S6 is the latest and most high-profile [...]
Apr 29, 2015

Blame it on Texas. @TXInstruments is killing it when it comes to wireless charging chips. forbes.com/sites/eliseack…

IKEA Launches New Furniture Collection, Promises Better Living Through Wireless Power

forbes.com — It's tempting to dismiss IKEA's new embrace of furniture that will charge your phone as a gimmick. After all, what are the chances--really--that laying your device down on a pad or table top to charge will significantly improve the quality of your life? In fact, hundreds of hours of observational research [...]

KQED Public Media for Northern CA

kqed.org — Download audio (MP3) Survivors The assault on Lara Logan is not unfamiliar to working women like Elise Ackerman. By Elise Ackerman The year was 1988. I was living in Cairo, studying Arabic and pursuing my dreams of being a foreign correspondent.
Mar 06, 2015

@shanley There is interest in resilience. If it helps, here's my survivor story. kqed.org/a/perspectives…

Forget Wireless Charging, This Microsoft Prototype Charges With Indoor Sunlight

forbes.com — A year ago, the Internet was buzzing with speculation that Apple was about to unveil a new iPhone with a sapphire screen that doubled as a solar panel. It was a cool idea and not entirely unfounded. In February 2013 Apple was granted a patent, originally filed in 2008, [...]
Jan 31, 2015

Forget Wireless Charging, This Microsoft Prototype Charges With Indoor Sunlight onforb.es/1uLapNl via @forbes @EliseAckerman

Intel Assaults The Wired Workplace With New Chip Technology

forbes.com — Two wires down, one to go. Intel came a step closer this week to offering techology that enables a wire-free workplace with the release of its 5th generation Intel Core vPro processors. The new processors allow PCs to wirelessly connect to displays and docking stations. Intel says its Pro Wireless Display [...]

An In-depth Look At Energous, Its IPO, And Its Disruptive Approach To Wireless Power

forbes.com — George Holmes had decided he was done with wireless power companies when a friend asked him to check out a little startup based in Pleasanton, CA. "It's the best wireless power deal on the planet," his friend said. "I don't think so," Holmes said. "I've been there. I've done that.
Jan 25, 2015

Energous can deliver power over Wi-Fi. But is it the best "wireless power deal on the planet?" buff.ly/1zc7xAf

Turn Your Clunker Into A Connected Car In Three Minutes Or Less

forbes.com — Forget everything you've heard about smart cars. For automakers, 2015 is all about the connected car. Cars with online maps, streaming music and streaming video. Cars that respond when you say things like "call my mother," and "find me the nearest gas station." Cars that let you search Google and [...]
Jan 15, 2015

Turn A Clunker Into A Connected Car In Three Minutes Or Less - Forbes buff.ly/1wdMyoJ

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Aug 27, 2015

Tesla's newest car is so good it broke Consumer Reports' rating system buff.ly/1MYqFYt

Aug 27, 2015

Stephen Hawking says objects that are sucked into black holes may become holograms buff.ly/1LEBy15

Aug 25, 2015

RT @BoredElonMusk: Roomba programmed to respond to a blood curling scream and subsequently find and dispose of bug that caused it.

Aug 25, 2015

Did these Barcelona researchers really build a worm hole out of electromagnetic waves? nature.com/articles/srep1…

Aug 24, 2015

"“We can’t be the greatest retailer in the world unless we are also the kindest,” @BorowitzReport spoofs Amazon. buff.ly/1NFqPmp

Aug 24, 2015

Scientists discover electrical control of cancer cell growth buff.ly/1JfDGGG

Aug 24, 2015

A 3D look at San Fran's water infrastructure. Groundbreaking data-viz project by @kildall via @stamen #datascience buff.ly/1KI40cK

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