The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

Welcome to TIME’s annual round-up of the best inventions making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun.  WiTricity makes the top 25!

WiTricity: Electric Robocars Will Recharge Without Cables

Cars will soon be charging themselves from a distance, and that’ll come in handy for those cars that don’t have a pair of hands with which to plug in a cable—the driverless ones.  WiTricity’s David Schatz discusses wireless charging for the automotive industry with IEEE Spectrum.

How Wireless Power Will Set Your Tech Free

Say goodbye to your last ball and chain–your gadgets are about to be unshackled from the tyranny of cords forever. Wireless power is coming, and it’s eliminating the last vestiges of plugged-in computing from consumer and business life.

MIT ILP: A World of Wireless Power

If you buy a 2016 Toyota Prius, you won’t need to worry about keeping your hybrid car charged — just get the option for wireless power transfer that lets you drive into your garage and have your battery automatically topped up from a pad on the floor. A year or two from now you’ll also…

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Will Wireless Power Be the Catalyst for Wearables Adoption?

In WIRED Innovation Insights, Alex Gruzen, WiTricity’s CEO, writes about wearables and how the lack of consistent charging standards has hampered adoption.  Alex argues that wireless charing based on the A4WP Rezence™ standard will help drive the adoption of wearable technology.

WiTricity to Host Introductory Webinar on its Highly Resonant Wireless Power Transfer Technology

WATERTOWN, Mass.– WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced that it will be holding a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, September 10 at 1 p.m. ET to offer registrants an introduction to the fundamentals of the company’s highly resonant wireless power transfer technology. This webinar underscores the company’s commitment to educate registrants…

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Wireless charging company WiTricity scaling up EV charging capability as well as itself

WiTricity, the MIT spin-off commercializing strongly coupled magnetic resonance wireless charging technology for EVs as well as consumer devices, industrial, medical and military applications (earlier post), has work underway to deliver wireless charging systems capable of delivering 10s of kilowatts for plug-ins, compared to the current 3.3 or 6.6 kW, says CEO Alex Gruzen.

Alex Gruzen Named Top Disrupter in CRN Top 100 Executives of 2014

CRN each year present’s the Top 100, our annual list of the IT industry’s foremost leaders. As part of the 2014 Top 100, CRN looks at the 25 executives who shook up the IT industry this year.  Alex Gruzen, WiTricity CEO, is #13 on the list of Top 25 Disruptors in the industry.  

Developers Tap Wireless Self-Sufficiency with their Product Designs

Wireless, batteryless design developers are becoming a greater asset to companies today in helping to develop cutting edge product designs for manufacturers. Energy harvesting technologies are creating a buzz in the industry as way for product manufacturers to develop more interesting applications.

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