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

How Not To Talk To A Police Officer

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 [...]
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Apr 22, 2016

A beautiful piece by a Belgium software developer reminds us "death is not failure." twitter.com/hintjens/statu…

Apr 17, 2016

IPhone 7 – Top 3 Features Of The Device Which Make It An INCREDIBLE Phone #wirelesscharging #hype

Apr 14, 2016

RT @NeilMacFarquhar: 12-year-old asks #Putin if @RT_Erdogan and @poroshenko were drowning, whom would he rescue first?...Putin: Some are just determined to drown

Apr 08, 2016

Qualcomm's wireless charging for electric vehicles is ready for prime-time bit.ly/1oJCF5O

Mar 11, 2016

@RiveraSunAuthor I really liked your piece on the nonviolent reaction to Trump.

Mar 10, 2016

Harvard prof @rodrikdani analysis of "The Politics of Anger" is a worth a read this morning bit.ly/1R7m352

Mar 10, 2016

A wakeup for American autoworkers - GM's plan to survive a downturn includes a layoff 1/3 of its workforce on.barrons.com/21l2W78


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