Would you like to charge gadgets simply by placing them on a surface? You're not alone: since Palm introduced the Touchstone wireless charging dock in 2009, companies have been trying to commercialize inductive charging solutions for a variety of devices, from smartphones to automobiles. Today, however, there are a number of competing standards, each incompatible with the others. Here, we'll keep track of the battle, including new developments in inductive charging technology, until we can proclaim a victor.
Alliance for Wireless Power introduces a brand name for certified devices
Wooden trackpad continues startup's obsession with natural construction
With competitor PMA on Qi's heels, who will win the race to charge tomorrow's phones?
Droid DNA unveiled: Verizon's first 1080p phone will cost $199 on November 21st, pre-orders begin today
America's undisputed new spec champion has arrived
Starbucks to pilot Duracell Powermat chargers in Boston stores
Phil Schiller sees no need for NFC or wireless charging, Lightning connector to be used 'for many years'
In an interview with AllThingsD following today's media event, Phil Schiller shed some light on why Apple chose to keep NFC out of the latest iPhone, and why the company opted for a new dock connector over the old 30-pin alternative.