Meta’s New Quest 3 is Here

By Lachlan Cooney | October 3, 2023

Meta’s new Quest 3 has landed and it’s currently available for pre-order. It’s set to release on the 10th of October for $499, $200 more than the Quest 2, but is it worth the substantial price increase? The most significant upgrade in the Quest 3 is its new Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 CPU by Qualcomm. This […]

Shell opens its largest EV charging station in China

By Ryan Sanderson | September 22, 2023

One of the largest EV charging hubs in the world was officially opened by Shell this week in Shenzhen, China. The site has 258 charging bays and is a joint venture between leading Chinese EV maker BYD and Shell. The site will reportedly be able to charge 3,300 EVs daily. SAR Insight & Consulting’s eMobility […]

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

By Ross Denyer | September 22, 2023

The NFC Forum, a leading standards body for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, has launched an educational campaign encouraging product designers to incorporate wireless charging capabilities via NFC. The NFC Wireless Charging Standard (NFC WLC) is tailored for smaller personal and IoT devices than other wireless charging standards such as Qi from the Wireless Power […]

New Xbox Designs for 2024 Leaked

By Lachlan Cooney | September 20, 2023

Recently, a document was leaked during the FTC vs Microsoft case revealing their plans to refresh the current line of consoles in 2024. This includes the Series X, Series S, and a brand-new controller. The most eye-catching change is definitely to the Series X console, going from a boxy, fridge-like design to a much smoother […]

Aspinity Raises $5 Million Series B Funding

By Peter Cooney | September 20, 2023

Aspinity, the “analog machine learning chip” vendor, announced series B funding of $5 million, with a new strategic partner Korean automotive distributor – Unitrontech. Aspinity’s  RAMP™ (Reconfigurable Analog Module Processor) technology is a unique solution that enables ultra low power always on sensing and can be used in a wide range of applications. Aspinity highlights use cases such as […]

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

By Ryan Sanderson | September 14, 2023

Apple announced the eagerly awaited iPhone 15 yesterday during its annual September event which also revealed the new Series 9 Apple Watch and a suite of accessories. The theme for this year’s event seemed to be Apple’s focus on sustainability. The new Apple Watch was revealed as its first-ever carbon-neutral product, reportedly meeting its strict […]

Belkin and Anker Announce First Qi2 Compatible Products

By Ross Denyer | September 14, 2023

​Belkin and Anker, two of the biggest players in the consumer electronics wireless charging industry, have both announced their first wireless charging Tx devices with Qi2 compatibility. Belkin has introduced a 3-in1 charging pad coming toward the end of 2023 and a second charger that can be converted from a pad to a stand will […]

Samsung Unveils Vision for AI-Powered Home Appliances Revolution

By Peter Cooney | September 13, 2023

The IFA show floor was packed with the latest home appliances from a wide range of brands and demonstrated just how far the market has transitioned to connected devices. Some brands such as LG have gone all in for connected appliances, adding Wi-Fi to most of the range, through its ThinQ platform. SAR’s latest home […]

EVgo and Amazon Launch Seamless EV Charger Navigation Experience with Alexa

By Ryan Sanderson | September 5, 2023

​EVgo Inc., one of the leaders in EV public fast-charging infrastructure in the US announced this week the first integration of an Alexa-enabled EV charging experience with Amazon and its PlugShare public EV charging location finder and mapping solution. Drivers with Alexa-enabled vehicles or accessories can now ask Alexa to help them find and navigate […]

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

By Ryan Sanderson | August 30, 2023

GM announced this week that it will expand vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology across its range of Ultium-based electric vehicles (EVs) by 2026. V2H enables EV users to transfer energy from their vehicle to an enabled home to offset electricity needs during peak times and act as a backup during power outages. The first vehicles […]

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