I know a better way to change the relationship, how about instead of stuffing the sensors in his socks, he stuffs them down his pants. Likely quite a bit easier to sense the emotions of his little head methinks.
With all due respect, I get it perfectly well thank you. I think you are not getting it or have misunderstood what I wrote. Note that the presenter specifically states that "the lamp has the technology embedded". In this case "the technology" is the power source! Using a lamp as a demonstration is disingenuous though as lamps don't need batteries and the techs reason detre is battery powered devices. As my original post suggested, they are going to have trouble fitting "the technology" in with the battery in order to make the end product palatable to finicky users that want their tech products as small and sleek as possible.
As a follow on to my earlier post, this is the clincher for the tech - from the article:
"Fujitsu's system couples a coil with a capacitor in receiving devices. The size of the device determines the size of coil it can accommodate and that in turn affects the capacitance."
So the bigger the coil in the receiving device the better. That aint going to go down so well for mobile phones, ipods etc where the size of the battery/power supply is absolutely crucial to the success of the product i.e. smaller is better. If it doesn't make sense for the mobile market then it won't be anything more than a niche product for the foreseeable future. Particularly when the benefit hardly comes close to outweighing the cost - really, how hard is it to plug a phone in?
I recently bit the bullet and deleted my FB account - I've had concerns about privacy on there from the get go. I did however start a new account using a name that is similar but not quite the same as my real name. I figure it will be hard for most people to find me that aren't in my immediate circle of trusted friends.
So, now I am starting to re-friend everyone which also has a couple of advantages. I get to say hi to a few people I haven't been in direct contact with when I drop them a new friend request and also have an excuse for dropping a bunch of people I should not have added in the first place (very old people from school I never really liked nor wanted remain friends with anyway). Further to this I can explain to a few people that ask why I deleted my account why I did so and spread the message of FB privacy issues.
Overall, I feel that at least now with a semi anonymous name/profile I am much less likely to be faced with these major privacy issues cropping up and can enjoy FB that much more.
I thought wireless power looked fantastic until I took a closer look at what you are actually getting. You can't just chuck your phone on the wireless charger pad and have it magically charge the phone. You need to either add a special "sleave" to the product you want to charge wirelessly or actually plug the product into the charge pad using various adapters which completely negates any real benefit from "wireless" power.
So for gadgets that currently are not "wireless power" enabled the tech kinda sucks and it is being overhyped in a major way - at least based on the product packaging and in-store displays that I've seen. It will be interesting to see if it takes off when manufacturers find a way to seamlessly incorporate this into new devices
Some of this stuff just reminds me of stuff I got bored with in the early-mid 90's and stopped using. Some of the technologies are the same, but it's largely the same inane gibberish as before.
Ok then, here's an idea, why don't you have a bit more of a think about that stuff that you got bored of in the early 90's, make some new shiny revamped apps and make a bucket load of money.
Machines have less problems. I'd like to be a machine. -- Andy Warhol