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Elise Ackerman

Northern California
Freelance Journalist — Freelance

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

#BREXIT And The Two Faces Of Google AdWords Data

forbes.com — In the wake of a Google Trends report that suggested voters in the United Kingdom's #BREXIT referendum were unsure what they were voting for, bloggers have started to question Google's data. As I noted yesterday, Google Trends is only meaningful if you know how many total searches make up the trend.

British took their minds off #BREXIT by "frantically googling" Game of Thrones

forbes.com — How reliable are the recent media reports - made by venerable journalistic institutions like the Washington Post and Time-that voters in the United Kingdom were "frantically googling what the European Union is" after the election? The answer depends on your tolerance for explanations that require an understanding of basic math. Sure, searches about [...]

Intel Ceases Work On Wireless Charging

forbes.com — For the last three years, Intel has been stoking demand for PCs ahead of the next big buying cycle with the promise that new machines will be totally wireless. "We carry around a lot of wires," Kirk Skaugen, Intel's senior PC exec said at Computex Taipei 2015. "We carry about [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]
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Aug 19, 2016

A new simulation finds self-driving cars will terraform citie, eliminate 90% of cars, open up land, etc.  http://bit.ly/2baxGqe 

Aug 16, 2016

The first Automobile Race in America was won by an electric car in April 1900 (from Munsey's Magazine) https://t.co/0dwemt9iCY

Jun 26, 2016

In 2015 global wind energy capacity grew 63 GW vs 2014, which corresponds to about 60 nuclear reactors.  http://yhoo.it/28VRzPr 

Jun 23, 2016

@DanielleMorrill @twilio You did a lot to make it happen! I'm glad you are there.

Jun 21, 2016

Why do you need wireless charging? Because this may be the day you run into a bomb in a salsa can.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmnR0XncYAU 

Jun 14, 2016

RT @KarlBode: Tim Wu coined the phrase, but AT&T stating Google couldn't "ride its pipes for free" really got things cooking. https://t.co/

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