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Horizon highlights – CES edition

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Free-range electrons: Wireless electricity is here (seriously)
"We both shift our gaze to an unplugged Toshiba television set sitting five feet away on a folding table. He's got to be kidding: There is no power cord attached to it. It's off. Dark. Silent. 'You ready?' he asks. If Soljacic is correct – if his free-range electrons can power up this untethered TV from across a room – he will have performed a feat of physics so subtle and so profound it could change the world. It could also make him a billionaire. I hold my breath and cover my crotch. Soljacic flips the switch." [via Fast Company]

CES: Video projector comes to your cellphone
"Sure you can watch videos on some cellphones, but the picture is so tiny. Now comes a solution. At CES, Samsung and Texas Instruments debuted the first cellphone with a tiny video projector hidden inside that can shine whatever is on the screen onto a wall, the back of a notebook or even a friend's shirt." [via LATimes]

Obama's wheels: Secret Service to unveil new presidential limo
"As a candidate, Barack Obama promoted hybrid cars. As president, he'll be handed the keys to one. Sort of. Shortly after taking the oath of office, Obama will climb into the Mother of All Hybrids – part car, part truck and, from the looks of it, part tank." [via CNN]


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