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

Former investigative reporter for big media. Former message crafter for big tech. Currently: An independent writer finishing book about Tesla & 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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May 19, 2015

And thank you to the many people who are helping me slowly understand a lot about wireless power

May 19, 2015

Quote of the day: "I've discovered you have to understand a lot to write even a little bit" John McPhee

May 19, 2015

RT @evankirstel: $10 gadget that looks like a harmless phone charger lets you spy on your coworkers bgr.com/2015/05/18/key… pic.twitter.com/qHq4M8RF3j

May 17, 2015

The Pentagon will host "war games" for humanoid robots next month wapo.st/1ERGjMO

May 12, 2015

Researchers tout "nano memory cells" that mimic the brain's long-term memory nextbigfuture.com/2015/05/nano-m…

May 11, 2015

GOOG's car have been hit 7 times, including once, no kidding, on the freeway #some-things-only-happen-to-a-robot buff.ly/1J7gLQQ

May 11, 2015

GOOG "safety drivers" complain that human drivers read, play trumpet and run red lights. buff.ly/1zUetCK

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