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Wireless charging, augmented reality to go mainstream

  • Mariel Grazella

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 16 2013   /  11:22 am

The largest chip maker in the world, Intel Corporation, foresee wireless charging and augmented reality weaving their way into mainstream technology this year, further transforming the way people and devices interact.

Santosh Vishwanathan, the chief representative of Intel Indonesia, said that “new experiences” will start coming into the market this year thanks to advancements in software and hardware.

The first, he said, was wireless charging, or the ability to charge the batteries of mobile devices sans electrical cord.

“We will see wireless charging sooner or later,” he said.

Wireless charging involves the transmission of electric power through the air into a device that will charge up the gadgets.

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has introduced this concept in its Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 in which users can charge up simply...