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Electric tech could make plugs obsolete

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"Wiricity" is the latest buzzword being used by a US firm that hopes to make the electric plug a thing of the past.

The technique uses magnetic fields to transmit electricity to a mobile phone, a radio or even an electric car without the need for plugs and cables.

The BBC's World Business Report programme spoke to Eric Giler, Chief Executive of WiTricity Corporation.

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