Intel plans to power all PCs with wireless technology


Most desktop users are acutely aware of the tangled mess of wires lurking underneath their PCs. And regardless of the countless hours spent organizing and adjusting these wires, that Gordian knot always returns.  These wires, as unsightly as they are, also function as the crucial network of nerves that keep us connected to the rest of the world.

It's safe to say that many PC owners are familiar with this type of sight

It’s safe to say that many PC owners are familiar with this sight.

Fortunately, Intel is working to solve this problem with the aim of eliminating all PC cables by 2016.

Onstage at the recent Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, Intel’s Kirk Skaugen, Vice President and General Manager of the PC Client Group, demonstrated wireless display, docking, and charging systems. Intel hopes to power multiple devices with a magnetic resonance charging system attached underneath the surface of a table.

Demonstration of a simple table with a magnetic resonance charging system attached under its surface.

A table with a magnetic resonance charging system attached underneath its surface. To the gawker on the left, the magnet wasn’t the only attraction system

The magnetic resonance charging system can simultaneously power a laptop, phone, tablet, and headset. It’s also highly anticipated that this technology will eventually extend to include the wireless charging of everyday home appliances.

With several competing companies working to perfect wireless technology, there is no doubt this will spread quickly once mass production begins. In addition, a recent agreement between rivals A4WP  and Power Matters Alliance will ensure cross-compatibility, moving us closer to widespread adoption of a relatively stable standard in wireless charging technology.

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