113 Smartphones are Stolen Every 60 Seconds
‘Your mobile device is a valuable target to thieves. You never know when one will strike: one minute you’re typing a text, and the next, your smartphone is snatched right out of your hands. We show how and where mobile theft occurs and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you…’
Wi-Fi Converted to Electric Power
And it’s as efficient as Solar Panels
‘Today, researchers from Duke University announced a breakthrough new device that harvests WiFi and converts it into direct current to charge batteries. The team achieved an astonishing energy conversion rate comparable to current solar panels.
‘Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels.
‘The device wirelessly converts the microwave signal to direct current voltage capable of recharging a cell phone battery or other small electronic device, according to a report appearing in the journal Applied Physics Letters in December 2013…’