The AutoCharge device is still under development by the Microsoft Research team in China (prototype pictured). Image courtesy of Microsoft Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2015/01/20/Microsoft-creates-device-to-charge-smartphones-with-light-beam/2321421760541/#ixzz3PajSrnYi
The AutoCharge device is still under development by the Microsoft Research team in China (prototype pictured). (Courtesy Microsoft)

Andrew V. Pestano, UPI

REDMOND, Wash. (UPI.com)—A Microsoft team in China has created a prototype device that automatically locates and charges smartphones with a light beam.

Currently called AutoCharge, the prototype uses a Microsoft Kinect camera to look for smartphones and an LED flashlight torch to charge the phone via solar power technology.

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