Intel Demonstrates Cableless Computing Made Possible by Future Skylake Platform

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    At Computex in Taiwan this week, Intel demonstrated a variety of wireless accessories that will be enabled by the company's future Skylake processor platform, reports CNET. Reference designs for the Broadwell successor will include the possibility of eliminating all of the cables that currently connect to a personal computer, replacing both data and power cables with wireless options.

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    Wireless Charging concept from Rezence
    The demonstration by Kirk Skaugen, Intel's senior vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group, showcased a wireless display, as well as a computer with wireless docking and charging capabilities. Intel uses technology from A4WP's Rezence, which transfers power wirelessly using the principles of magnetic resonance, for its wireless charging solution.
    For docking and display purposes, Intel relies on Wi-Gig to govern the wireless data transfer. First outlined in 2010, Wi-Gig is an established wireless standard that uses unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum to provide data transfer rates up to 7 Gbps.

    The technology is still in the early stages, with Intel's Skylake platform expected to debut in late 2015. Products natively supporting these wireless protocols will be available publicly sometime in 2016. Apple is not currently listed as a member of the extensive A4WP consortium, but the company is undoubtedly pursuing its own potential solutions and its use of Intel's chips in Macs means that it will be able to take advantage of the technologies packaged into the future Skylake platform.

    Article Link: Intel Demonstrates Cableless Computing Made Possible by Future Skylake Platform
     
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    Apple makes a lot of money with their cables and power adapters. I'm sure they will take their time adopting this.
     
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    I would love wirelessly charged MacBooks
     
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    Skylake? we´re getting there Skynet, we´re getting there.
     
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    User experience is what they're after.
     
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    Quietly waiting for the Skylake rMBP
     
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    HA! 2 inches of wood.
     
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    And if you spill a liquid on the table, will you have a shocking experience?
     
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    Say Yes to Wireless
     
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    I don't think Apple is going to implement anything that requires installing power mats or other accessories throughout your home. Your devices will charge each other off a desktop.

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    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patent...le-nails-future-wireless-charging-system.html

    Powermats and the like are just the players in the industry releasing a bunch of "me too" products when witricity has been doing this for years. I feel Apple's implementation (and Samsung has a very similar vision) makes more sense.

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    Intel is innovating, first the fanless design and now this.
    great job Intel !
     
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    'Skylake' is the tic-toc (actually, toc) version of 'Broadwell' chips. What is the tic-toc version of 'Cannonlake' chips?
     
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    Cableless has so much more simplicity.
    Nuff said

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    Intel has not told yet
     
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    No, they've just built their own standard for technology that many others like Qi and Witricity have been doing for years.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1IDC8FEIBU

    I watched this a few years ago and it's been interesting seeing the industry rehash the concept.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of just charging my devices simply by walking into my home, but the media is making this out to be new and its not, its just another corporate giant establishing their own standard to a known concept.
     
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    Off the topic - Anyone knows who made that wallet? :)
     
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    There you go, a wireless Terminator.
     
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    Love it... awesome... great... sign me up, wireless'ly of course :D
     
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    I hope this works out. cables are a pain.
     
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    If that were true then I'm sure Apple would supply longer charging cables with the iPhone/iPad since they're shorter than most and are an endless source of frustration if trying to use the device while it's charging. I spend half the time trying not to accidentally rip the socket from the wall...
     
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    Well, I guess that MacBooks, and most computers for that matter, have fans due to the heat produced by Intel chips, so they´re basically doing what they are supposed to do which is make better chips that consume less power. Apple could not just go in and make their processors run cooler.
     
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    I think you were looking for the fanless broadwell thread ;)

    I did the same thing getting lost between the two, but this is the wireless charging thread. :p
     
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    It looks like a Bellroy.
     
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    This isn't really wireless tho.
     
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    Medical Concerns

    Sounds interesting but I wonder if it would be unsafe for anyone with a pacemaker or defibrillator.
     
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    No. It's magnetic coupling, there is no interference.
     

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