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SmartThings Partners with Eve Systems to Revolutionize Home Energy Management

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STEve

SmartThings Partners with Eve Systems to Revolutionize Home Energy Management

EnergID

Energous Partner with Identiv to Enable Real-Time Asset Tracking for Logistics and Supply Chain Applications

HeatPump

Heat pump sales falling, risking €7 billion in investments

iPhone14

Qi2 Compatibility May Be Coming to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14

EVHomeCharger

EV chargers, heat pumps may be curtailed in Germany as of 2024

GT5Pro

Realme GT5 Pro Reportedly Bringing 50W Wireless Charging for Less Than $500

RenaultMaster

Renault debut new Renault Master including both Diesel and Fully Electric Versions

HarmanRoon

HARMAN Acquires Roon

Creative Aurvana Ace

Creative Aurvana Ace Series: Precision in Every Note

WPSlimTech

Whirlpool Corporation Unveils Revolutionary SlimTech™ Insulation Technology – The Latest in a History of Innovation

BIGR30

New Florida-built electric speedboat offers high power and solar charging

TeslaLogo

Tesla To Build Cheapest Car Yet in Germany

HumaneAIPin

Humane launches Ai Pin

OssiaLogo

Ossia Releases Groundbreaking Cota® Universal Adapter™ for Wireless Power for Pre-Order

HHGC

Upcoming handheld gaming consoles to look out for in 2023

SmartThermo

Smart Home Technology: The Coolest Way to Save Energy and Stay Toasty

Digit

Amazon Introduces Two New Robotic Solutions

bpPulse

bp boosts EV charging network with $100 million order of Tesla ultra-fast chargers

PS5Con

PS5 is fully stocked for first time and on track for record sales this year

PolyNFC

NuCurrent Transforms the Audio Collaboration Experience with NFC Charging

SamsungDT

Samsung Partners With SoundHound and White Castle to Revolutionize Voice AI Drive-Thrus With Next-Gen Display Technology

HyundaiEVC

Hyundai Electric Vehicles to North American Charging Standard

QCR

Qualcomm Releases the 2023 State of Sound Report

GenesisWC

Genesis to End Wireless EV Charging

MetaQ3

Meta’s New Quest 3 is Here

SennACT

Sennheiser’s latest headphones

BoseQCU

Bose embraces LE audio and proprietary spatial audio

ShellEV

Shell opens its largest EV charging station in China

NFC

NFC Forum Calls on Product Designers to Accelerate Use of NFC Wireless Charging

XboxRefresh

New Xbox Designs for 2024 Leaked

Aspinity

Aspinity Raises $5 Million Series B Funding

IFA

SAR at IFA

Beolab8

Bang & Olufsen Unveils Its New Beolab 8 Wireless Speaker

iPhone15

How Apple’s New iPhone15 Charging Features Further Support its Sustainability Efforts

WCharger

Belkin and Anker Announce First Qi2 Compatible Products

LGThinQ

Samsung Unveils Vision for AI-Powered Home Appliances Revolution

Urbanista

Solar power to improve speaker performance

EVgoAmazon

EVgo and Amazon Launch Seamless EV Charger Navigation Experience with Alexa

ChevySi

GM Makes Vehicle-to-Home Bidirectional Charging Technology Available Across Portfolio of Upcoming Ultium-based EVs

SCIT

Spark Connected and Infineon Technologies Unveil 500W Wireless Charging Module

NASA YT

Yank Technologies Secure Prestigious NASA SBIR Contract

PcPm

Powercast and Powermat partner to create first one-stop-shop to deliver wireless power ranging from SmartInductive to RF at 120ft

JLGarmin

Garmin signs purchase agreement to acquire JL Audio, a highly regarded audio solutions manufacturer

USound

Exotic New Silicon-Based Speakers Are Coming to Next-Generation Earbuds

Cirrus Logic PC Audio

Cirrus Logic Helps Ease PC Industry Transition to New MIPI SoundWire® Interface

EVCharger

New UK Government legislation targets 99% reliability for rapid EV chargers

EVComps

Seven Automakers Unite to Create a Leading High-Powered Charging Network Across North America

BeatsSP

Wires vs Lossless Codecs

EVRoad

Electreon to Build Wireless Charging Roads in France and Norway

VWEVs

VW Develop Wireless EV Charging

TT

TikTok beta tests premium only streaming service

Stellantis

Stellantis Implements Multifaceted Semiconductor Strategy to Ensure Supply Security, Drive Innovation

Afeela

Sony and Honda’s “Afeela” car showcases automotive’s high-tech future

WiTricity

WiTricity Plans to Introduce Wireless EV Charging to Japan

TeslaLot

Tesla produced nearly 480,000 vehicles and delivered over 466,000 vehicles in 2Q’23

PlaneWC

United Airlines to Introduce Wireless Charging on Domestic Flights

AirbusST

Airbus to Collaborate with STMicroelectronics on Power Electronics Research

ShokzOF

Shokz enter the TWS market

QCS3

Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound Platform Portfolio

IA

IONITY extends supplier base to accelerate network expansion

UEPrem

Knowles Balanced Armatures Pack High-Fidelity Punch into 21-Driver UE PREMIER IEM

SPWisa

Sunplus and WiSA Technologies Partner to Enable Cost-Effective Atmos Soundbar Applications up to 7.1.4 Configurations

AppleVP

Apple Vision Pro

WimIBM

AI in Consumer Devices

ProjQ

Qualcomm Open to Working With PlayStation on Handheld System

TCharger

Tesla Will Open Its Charging Network to G.M.’s Electric Vehicles

LGEnrgy

LG Energy Solution Unveils Prime+, A Residential Energy Storage System

Supercharger

Ford’s Deal To Use Tesla Charging Connector And Superchargers Could Kill CCS

R+P

Renesas Completes Acquisition of Panthronics AG

SonyM

Sony Music chief talks streaming, short-form, gaming and AI in investor presentation

WinLaptop

Windows 11 Adds Bluetooth LE Audio Support

Unity

Unity claim first lossless wireless headphones

DTW

Synaptics Showcases AI-Enabled Vega Technology

HA

Head Acoustics offers LE Audio testing environment

OspreyCharge

Osprey Charging opens ultra-rapid charging hub on A127 near M25 in Essex.

etalink

Wiferion Launches Compact Wireless Charging System for Small Mobile Robots

2wPB (1)

Energous Elevates IoT Wireless Power Networks to a Higher Level of Performance with New 2W PowerBridge

PanaAvio

Panasonic Avionics to partner with HEAR360 to bring Spatial Audio to the air

TeslaM3

Tesla Claims Its Battery Degrades By Only 12% After 200k Miles

InfineonHQ

Infineon Breaks Ground on 300-mm Fab in Dresden

JLabWB

JLab’s Work Buds

XiaomiQQSav

Xiaomi and QQ Music teamed up with Savitech’s LHDC 5.0 to wirelessly release “master tape level” 24bit/192kHz audio quality

HondaAI

SoundHound Announces Chat AI For Automotive Voice Assistant

MagV3

Wired Earbuds Are Cool Again

TW

Toho and Wi-Charge Partner to Promote Wireless Charging at Manufacturing Sites

Laptop

Haptics Touchpad Ecosystem Continues to Grow

Apple

Will Apple abandon button design change?

EV (1)

JLR TO INVEST £15 BILLION OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS AS ITS MODERN LUXURY ELECTRIC-FIRST FUTURE ACCELERATES

ABT

WiTricity Partner with ABT e-Line to Bring Wireless EV Charging to Europe

xMEMS SV

xMEMS brings speakers plus programmable vent to production

GoogleDisplay

Google ends updates and effectively kills third-party assistant smart displays

TWS

Knowles Releases High-Performance Digital Voice Vibration Sensor for High-Fidelity Voice Pick-Up in TWS

NIO

NIO officially opens first EV battery swap station in Denmark

Poly

Poly and NuCurrent Partner to Power Pro-Grade Devices

Energous

Energous Completes Its Global Major Markets Regulatory Approval

PSB

PSB Speakers, Sonical and MQA announce partnership to create next-generation headphones

STMicroChip

ST Strengthens position in the TWS sensor market

PI

Power Integrations Launches 900 V GaN Flyback Switcher ICs

NuraTrue Pro Earbuds

NuraTrue Pro earbuds offer custom sound and exceptional spatial audio

Wiferion

Wiferion Enters the North American Market

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