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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

ikea wireless charging furniture

Ikea's wireless, phone-charging furniture to jumpstart high-tech home goods

Ikea's recently announced wireless charging line of furniture is expected to jumpstart a trend that will amount to 10 million sticks of high-tech furniture sold in just two years, according to a new report.

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TV sales in U.S. shrink nearly 10 percent

Consumers seem to have little interest in buying new TVs after upgrading to high-definition models in the last decade.

Ossia shows wireless charger Cota using standard spectrum

Startup Ossia is developing wireless charging technology called Cota that's based on the same unlicensed spectrum that powers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and other wireless standards, and can charge devices from as far as 10 feet and eventually 30 feet.


Sharks go wireless as scientists tag them to track their travels

A team of scientists off the coast of Cape Cod has been catching and tagging great white sharks with wireless transmitters to learn more about their behavior.

Starbucks teams up with Google for faster Wi-Fi in its U.S. stores

Starbucks also plans to expand its mobile wireless charging to its shops in San Francisco.

TCL's 50-inch 4K UHD TV

Time to toss that HDTV? 4K UHD TVs become affordable

Chinese TV maker TCL announced that the first affordable 50-inch 4K HDTV is expected this fall in the United States.

How big is the sound of music?

Music fans and major recording artists are adopting lossless audio file formats to keep copies of their music thats as close to a master recording as possible, leading to multi-terabyte-sized home music storage systems.

Wal-Mart to Expand Disc-to-cloud Movie Service to 30 Countries

The new cloud movie service, officially launched earlier this month, is expected to give Netflix a run for its money.

9/11 TV Coverage Compiled in Internet Archive

"Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive" is a time capsule offering 3000 hours of news coverage from the week of September 11, 2001.