Battery-Less Cellphone Prototype Harvests Energy Out of Thin Air

A team of researchers at the University of Washington has come up with a working prototype of a cellphone that doesn’t require a battery to make calls or send text messages – instead, it harvests energy from thin air, more specifically, radio signals. Right now, all it features is an LED light and buttons on a circuit board, however, a more advanced prototype with an E Ink display and better call quality is in the works. The projected was spearheaded by UW research associate Vamsi Talla, working at the lab…

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It’s strange to have the Sao Paulo police leaking an upcoming Sony smartphone for us to see, but then again, we are living in a strange world! See, a prototype of what appears to be the upcoming Sony Xperia C5 Ultra (the device looks exactly like in the leaked manual pages), worth as much as $12 million dollars in development spending, was stolen from a certification company in Campinas and put on sale online. A week and a half later, local police arranged a dinner with the seller, sent an…

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