Students Discover How To Use Wi-Fi to Charge Cell Phones
‘In the future, cell phones will charge on air. We’re almost there, thanks to the genius engineering students who figured out how to charge cell phones with a Wi-Fi signal.
‘Students at Duke University developed a material that captures Wi-Fi energy waves and converts them into electrical current. With this technology the students have proposed a host of applications, including building the material into cell phones so they charge when they enter a hotspot…’
How It Works
Wi-Fi speeds are about to triple
‘Qualcomm (QCOM, Fortune 500) announced plans this week for new technology that it says could triple Wi-Fi speeds in homes, offices and on public networks.
‘At the moment, Wi-Fi networks can only serve one device at a time, cycling quickly among different users. That creates slower speeds for everyone when more devices connect to the network.
‘”On a network like this, streaming or video chatting can be like sitting in the driver’s seat at rush hour: you’ll get to your destination, but it’s going to take some time,” Qualcomm said…’
Woman fired for checking her work email while on medical leave
‘The Eugene Weekly reports that Serena Markstrom Nugent, an entertainment reporter at The Register-Guard since she graduated from college, was told that another employee would be cleaning out her desk and that she could come collect her items in the office’s reception area. That was because, as Eugene Newspaper Guild copresident Randi Bjornstad reports, “she had checked her email while on leave and had deleted one or more emails, which the company considered destruction of property.”…’
How to Never Fax a Document Again
I was wondering why most business are dumping Fax. Now I know
‘Fax machines are still trucking along in offices around the world. Government agencies, lawyers, doctors, and other slow-moving organizations often still require faxes — at best, it’s a necessary evil.
‘Fax is often seen as more secure than email, although it really isn’t. Fax machines communicate over phone lines without any encryption and fax machines are often kept in busy areas where documents could be easily grabbed by anyone…’
Alternatives to Faxing