Could this be the end for batteries? Scientists generate electric power from Wi-Fi

A flexible material that converts radio signals into usable electric current raises the prospect of a world without batteries. Scientists in the US developed the device, known as a “rectenna”, from a semiconductor just a few atoms thick. Wi-fi signals captured by an integrated antenna are transformed into a DC current suitable for electronic circuits.…

Ford’s brainy benches to offer free solar powered mobile charging and wi-fi

  Worrying about a flat smartphone battery could become a thing of the past, at least to those living in parts of London.  Ford and smart cities start-up Strawberry Energy are rolling out smart benches to offer pedestrians free solar-powered mobile charging and free wi-fi access while they sit and rest across the city. The collaboration…

The Digest: Spotify fans are cat people… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Spotify fans are cat people, but Taylor Swift fans prefer dogs, data shows  | The Guardian "Maybe the row between Spotify and Taylor Swift is about more than streaming music royalties. Maybe it boils down to a deep disagreement over pets. That’s one (yes, ridiculous, but wait until you see the data) conclusion…