Elizabeth Montalbano has been a professional journalist covering the telecommunications, technology and business sectors since 1998. Prior to her work at Design News, she has previously written news, features and opinion articles for Phone+, CRN (now ChannelWeb), the IDG News Service, Informationweek and CNNMoney, among other publications. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she also has lived and worked in Phoenix, Arizona; San Francisco and New York City. She currently resides in Lagos, Portugal. Elizabeth has a bachelor's degree in English/Communications from De Sales University and a master's degree from Arizona State University in creative writing.

Battery-Free IoT Computing Platform Draws Energy from Air

Several years ago, we told you about how researchers at the University of Washington had developed wireless devices that are powered and communicate solely by harvesting signals from existing television and cellular transmissions in the air. At the time, the technology had interesting implications for sensors, ultra-low-power devices, and other technologies that have since formed…