Rik's Ramblings

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

wireless charging

... wireless charging expend up to 47 percent more energy to charge [...] phones [than wired]

I have to confess I'm guilty.  Support for wireless charging was a major consideration in my last phone purchase.  Or more accurately, I specifically didn't buy the pixel 3 as it had no wireless charging.  

The convenience of "dropping it on the pad to charge" is great.  Given that the charging coils are so close to the phone I'd expect the efficiency to be fairly good.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Big Tech Bad, Big Tech Good

A week ago Congress was grilling "big tech" leaders , accusing them of being too powerful, stifling competition and preventing new players entering the market.


...most powerful figures in tech were hit with tough questions and documents that raised concerns about their competitive tactics...

Yet today the president is demanding that the most promising "new player entering the market" be sold to one of the biggest "big tech" companies.


...pushing forward with talks to acquire TikTok, following a conversation between CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald Trump...