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With wireless charging now becoming ubiquitous with Samsung, Apple and others embracing the tech with various smartphone models, it's interesting to note many major gadget makers have gone with the Qi standard. But it wasn't so long ago that the rival PMA standard, championed by one-time market leader Powermat, was leading the charge. But with Powermat joining the Wireless Power Consortium, we are now moving on from wireless charging's version of VHS vs Beta or Blu-ray vs HD DVD.

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Wireless charging isn't new but Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8 and Apple Watch mean the Cupertino electronics company has pushed this technology further into the mainstream. I've been spending some of my summer break looking at three wireless charging solutions from Dog and Bone, Belkin and local accessories company Laser.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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I'm about to set up a new home office so, naturally, I visited my local IKEA for inspiration and ideas. And, I'm also keen to get the new iPhone X when it's available later this year (yeah, I know it's expensive and all that but I'm entrenched in the iOS ecosystem and it's so shiny and new). And that means I can take advantage of IKEA's range of office gear that integrates Qi wireless charging.