Wired covers our work on charging smartphones using lasers.     https://www.wired.com/story/wireless-charging-with-lasers/

Although mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones let us communicate, work and access information wirelessly, their batteries must still be charged by plugging them in to an outlet. But we have for the first time developed a method to safely charge a smartphone wirelessly using a laser. http://laserpower.cs.washington.edu/  

Scientific American covers our work on data storage using magnetized fabric with a great title. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-many-gigs-are-you-wearing/    

Vikram is one of ten MSR Ph.D. fellows of 2018. PhD Fellowship Program

  https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/no-batteries-wires-or-plugs-uw-team-makes-plastic-devices-that-communicate-via-wi-fi/   and others

Check out our Siggraph work on 3D printing wireless connected objects.   http://printedwifi.cs.washington.edu/    

A shirt that doubles as your password? UW researchers creating ‘high-tech’ fabrics   http://komonews.com/news/local/uw-researchers-creating-high-tech-fabrics-that-can-store-data    

“This smart fabric doesn’t need electronics or batteries, but it can encode data readable by a magnetometer like the one in your phone.”     https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609264/your-next-password-may-be-stored-in-your-shirt-cuff/  

Checkout coverage of our long range backscatter system on Economist. https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21728866-long-range-frugal-new-chip-could-be-just-what-smart-city-needs-clever-way Also check out other coverage: https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/wireless/lowpower-sensors-use-backscatter-to-transmit-data-several-kilometers  

Our recent work on LoRa backscatter breaks the long held belief that backscatter is a short-range communication system.   http://longrange.cs.washington.edu/