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Freelance Journalist
As seen in:  Vice, Forbes, KQED

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

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 [...]

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.

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, [...]

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.

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 [...]

New Research Shows Facebook Still King Of Social Networks

forbes.com — Facebook is a habit we just can't quit, as much as we may want to try. From high-profile projects like "99 Days of Freedom" to protests by individual brands, pledges to abstain from Facebook's giant platform tend to get a lot of attention. A new survey from the Pew Research [...]
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Jul 05, 2015

RT @pmarca: The most difficult, and interesting, issues are not when one side is wrong and one side is right. They are when both sides are right.

Jul 04, 2015

A brilliantly readable summary of Michael Faraday's impact and research by @jimalkhalili buff.ly/1GXnJ74

Jul 03, 2015

HuffPo says millennials will build a more stable, patient, values-driven and realistic society than their parents. buff.ly/1CQPJHM

Jul 03, 2015

"The Dead's obsession w tech was almost inseparable from the band's psychedelic ambition & artistic independence." buff.ly/1HAV9vM

Jul 03, 2015

Call Them Hippies, But the Grateful Dead Were Tech Pioneers | WIRED buff.ly/1HBOUtL

Jul 02, 2015

For true physics geeks, a selfie with Faraday's original 1830s lectures courtesy of JP Morgan himself pic.twitter.com/Wxh5G1ouKv

Jul 02, 2015

Tech's dark secret: USCF survey of 242 entrepreneurs found 49% reported having a mental-health condition. " buff.ly/1JzBgHY

Jul 02, 2015

RT @thegrugq: Computer security is such an unsolved problem that Bitstamp lost $5m because someone had macros enabled in Microsoft Word.

Jun 22, 2015

People are more fascinated with virtual reality than new cell phones buff.ly/1K7ERg5

Jun 22, 2015

NYTIMES: "When have United States regulators sued a European tech company for market dominance? (Answer: never.)" buff.ly/1K64ZYZ

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