Starbucks to get customers all charged up

The Globe reports the chain will pilot wireless cellphone charging at 17 Boston outlets. You'll need a special mat to put under your phone to soak in all the wireless electricity, but Starbucks says it may have some to give away or to let customers borrow.

Wireless power technology has advanced a bit since the days when Nikola Tesla built his 187-foot-high Wardenclyffe tower on Long Island:




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Well, he never actually

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Well, he never actually finished the tower and delivered wireless electricity to the masses; nevertheless great props for mentioning Tesla!

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Finishing the tower had

Finishing the tower had nothing to do with his failure to provide wireless electricity. He just got it wrong.

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