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    Calm down all you worry warts about the Touchstone working or not working in a Hack. This technology is about 100 yrs old and it is called induction which is just like the new kitchen cook tops you see on TV. Tesla invented induction before any of us were born. Look it up. Look up induction and you will see that it will be in your counter tops, to power appliances, in your walls, to power lights and flat screens and in floors. It is already used in gov. vehicles to power laptops etc. it will be in furniture so you can lay your remotes, toys, phones etc to have them charge while they sit. Tivo already has it. and high end vehicles are installing them too. It all works as simple as the two devices have to have the same size copper coil to transmit. This technology has been used forever in that big round thing on the telephone pole that gets power to your house.
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    just for clarification, induction cooktops have been around and in production since the 1950s
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    re: the people talking about overclocking voiding warranty...
    if you need to bring your phone back for warranty, could you not uninstall whichever kernal you're using and have no-one be the wiser? or does it create something in a log of some sort?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AOW View Post
    just for clarification, induction cooktops have been around and in production since the 1950s
    To clarify your clarification.

    Induction cooking technology was introduced in the "Kitchen of the Future" at the Chicago "Century of Progress" World's Fair in 1933. For the first time, fairgoers witnessed the miracle of "cool heating" using electrical power (along with projection television, LOL). For the next 40 years the technology was used primarily for annealing metal in industrial applications.

    Then in the 1970's European companies took the lead in developing induction cooking systems to fill a demand for cleaner, more energy efficient cooking systems. In the US, NASA developed it for the space program. Consumer units followed in the US, but were plagued by low power, reliability and noise problems. The last consumer induction units produced by American manufacturers went off the market in 1999.

    Though induction faded from the American consumer scene, it continued to be developed in Europe and Asia where energy conservation is tantamount. Some US manufacturers like Cooktek and Luxine continued to develop commercial units for the food service industry here. In 2000, European manufacturers made a breakthrough (in conjunction with DuPont) in insulating materials design for integrating the electronics with the induction generator coils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivum View Post
    re: the people talking about overclocking voiding warranty...
    if you need to bring your phone back for warranty, could you not uninstall whichever kernal you're using and have no-one be the wiser? or does it create something in a log of some sort?
    can anyone verify this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    If Palm made Touchstones for other devices, they could take on PowerMat, which has terrible reviews.
    I'm still wondering about this. Now that HP is in control, they're in perfect spot to release a competitor to the PowerMat. Isn't PM induction too?
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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