This picture of a world without wires is one long dreamed of and came a step closer following significant progress made by Intel. It said it has increased the efficiency of a technique for wirelessly powering consumer gadgets and computers.
"The notion of disappearing energy sources is a powerful one," Justin Rattner, Intel technology boss, told the BBC.
"Wouldn't it be fantastic if we didn't think about where the power was coming from and the power was everywhere?" he said. "No cords, no batteries anymore."
Mr Rattner envisaged a scenario where a laptop's battery could be recharged when the machine gets within several feet of a transmit resonator which could be embedded in tables, work surfaces, picture frames and even behind walls.
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