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New specs ease connections by wire or wireless

Matt Hamblen | Jan. 9, 2013
The Wi-Fi Alliance demonstrated the emerging Miracast wireless display technology at International CES here Tuesday by sending live computer game animation from a smartphone to a 27-in. television.

Ravencraft said the European Union's requirement enacted last year to have a common charging port (via micro USB) on smartphones instead of different ports specified by different smartphone makers.

Ravencraft said a common charging port is seen as reducing waste in landfills when charging cords become obsolete. He said after the power delivery spec was published last summer, that manufacturers will be developing chips in 2013 to accommodate it.


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