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Is Apple’s Game-Changing AirPower Wireless Mat Charger Finally in Production?



After a long wait, Apple‘s AirPower wireless mat charger might be about to enter production, the Independent reports.

The product, which was first teased back in 2017 but has been plagued by delays, enables simultaneous multiple device charging by laying compatible Apple products on the mat.

Hong Kong website ChargerLAB tweeted a few days ago that a “credible source in [the] supply chain” had confirmed that production has already started on the mat at Luxshare Precision. The tweet added that Luxshare Precision is also the maker of Apple AirPods and USB-C cables.

Rumors suggest the charger could drop in the first quarter of 2019. More information to follow.

In other news, Infiniti teases its electric future with the OX Inspiration concept.

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PUMA Unveils Game-Changing Fit Intelligence Technology



PUMA today announced its latest footwear technology. Dubbed Fit Intelligence (Fi), it is the successor to AutoDisc, which launched just two years prior.

According to the German sportswear giant Fi “is designed to automate, fine tune, and adjust performance fit for PUMA footwear.”

With Nike building on its auto-lacing technology with the Adapt BB and adidas forging ahead with its accelerated footwear production at its SPEEDFACTORY locations, PUMA looks to bring its own, game-changing technology to market.

The first Fi footwear to launch is a running shoe that employs a micromotor that powers a cable lacing system. Simply gesturing up or down on the forefoot Fi module tightens or loosens the lacing system. Additionally, it comes with a smart sensing capability that adapts to the shape of the foot of each wearer.

Using an app, sneakerheads can monitor, adjust, and fine tune their Fi-equipped footwear.

“We have created a product that speaks to the future of sport which is life in motion. It’s fast and changing all the time,” said Charles Johnson, PUMA’s Global Director of Innovation.

Fi is the latest step in PUMA’s continued attempt to push the boundaries of performance and lifestyle product. In 1968 PUMA debuted the first laceless sports shoe with Velcro™ straps and followed that up in 1991 with the first cable closure, seen on the PUMA Disc.