Ashley and Rich check out how a group of researchers are using VR to treat addiction, discuss better wireless charging, and check out an artist's colorful installation at a hospital parking garage.
On today's show, we discuss treating addiction with virtual reality, how Qi wireless charging might evolve, and an artist's large installation that changes the color of a hospital's parking garage wall.
Charge your phone without the hassle of cables or connections with the Toyota Avalon's optional wireless inductive charging mat.
Wireless charging is the hot-button topic in phones right now, and Aussie accessory store Droidax is jumping on board with a charging pad for the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The Qi wireless charging standard has been adopted by Nokia for its Lumia 920, letting you juice up the phone with any compatible wireless charge.
A reference design by Freescale Semiconductor aims to put Qi wireless charging into car consoles and restaurant tables.
Prototype hinges on the low-powered Pixel Qi screens and a computing platform that uses less than the 1W of power generated by the integrated solar panel.
If you're willing to sheath your iPhone in a special sleeve, you can enjoy the benefits of charging without wires. Just be prepared to pay a premium.
Energizer will release its first-generation Qi Inductive Charger in October for $89. It will also release a $34.99 Qi sleeve for the iPhone 3G/GS and a special Qi door for the BlackBerry Curve 8900.