Weekend Thoughts - 1.7.16

Image  by  Petr & Bara Ruzicka , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Petr & Bara Ruzicka, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing right now, and one of the most interesting products introduced so far is the wireless charging technology by Energous. If you're unfamiliar with the company it is a startup that uses RF to charge devices at a distance. In a word seemingly increasingly hostile to cords and wires, Energous is attempting to create a way for us to charge our small rechargeable devices like wearables, phones, and tablets. The line of products is expected to release over the next several months, which means that within the next few years we may be in a truly wireless world.

2. I enjoyed taking a look at this collection of what early computer viruses looked like. They look old-school, retro even.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.