Boffins in Switzerland have implemented a technical specification to enable a single power supply to be interchangeable between notebooks.
In an interesting tidbit, the owners of the Lightning trademark in Europe is motorcycle company Harley-Davidson.
Third-party manufacturers in China are still attempting to clone Apple's new Lightning cable, but supplies are unlikely to hit before Christmas.
A smartphone with a smaller dock calls for a smaller connector, but Apple hasn't forgotten about its 30-pin predecessors.
Cyclists will soon be able to charge up their mobiles on the go with a new bicycle mobile phone charger from Nokia.
It seems we can't get away from talk of new ways to charge electronic devices this weekend - the latest being one that will bring a smile to the lips of anyone with a drawer full of mobile phone adapters.
The Wireless Power Consortium announced that it has chosen the logo Qi to represent the first international wireless power standard for consumer electronic devices.