WigL Articles

How WigL Could Help in Natural Disasters

Nearly a year ago, Hurricanes Harvey and Maria devastated Houston and Puerto Rico, respectively. While there was plenty of damage done to private property and public infrastructure, one of the most widespread effects of the storms was loss of power. In Texas, more...

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Four of Tesla’s Ideas Whose Time Has Come

Serbian-American scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla has long been the source of controversy, intrigue and folk legends. The namesake for today's high-end electric car personally registered around 300 patents during his career, many of them having nothing to do with...

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WigL Could Keep Drones in the Air

When two worlds collide, it's a big deal. Drones have emerged in recent years as a key player in not just military applications, but in the civilian world for photography, product transport and more. They're used by companies and hobbyists, kids and professionals. One...

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Four Super-Exciting Mobile Tech Developments

Ever since the smartphone became an essential part of our daily lives, people have continuously found new ways to use the technology to simplify our lives and make processes work more efficiently. From things like the iPhone-powered personal cooling fan to apps that...

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WigL Out of Battery Fires

While we've already talked about the problems batteries present--both in terms of convenience and environmental impact--there's another crucial issue facing electronics consumers: exploding batteries. As consumers have demanded smaller devices...

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WigL: More Charging Firepower than AirPower

There's been a lot of excitement, and a lot of shouts of "Finally!" since September, when Apple announced--alongside word of the iPhone X--that it would be launching a wireless charging pad called AirPower. Since then, the world has waited for Apple to make the...

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The Problem with Batteries

We've already talked about how the military has an unfortunate need for bigger, better, heavier and more efficient batteries to keep our troops' equipment running, but what about the rest of us? If you've been around on Christmas morning in any capacity, you know that...

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Cutting the Cord on the Electric Car!

Electric cars have flooded the market in the past few years, and there are plenty of reasons why. At the top of everyone's mind is the overall cheaper fuel cost. A Forbes report estimated $750 annual savings for an electric car against even the most fuel-efficient...

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Friendly Skies with Fully Powered Phones

It’s a scene that’s pretty common nowadays in airports across the world: people are huddled around the precious few electric outlets at the gates and terminal, hoping their laptops and mobile devices charge enough to make it through the next flight. (But even if one is fortunate enough to find a place to plug in, the charging is so slow, it’s almost worthless!)

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New Tech Would Give Military Critical ‘WigL Room’

Just like all of us in the civilian world, the military increasingly relies on batteries to keep crucial mobile devices charged. But to do that, they have to lug around large, mobile battery arrays and devote a lot of logistical energy towards keeping these devices powered.

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