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Earlier this week, General Motors announced plans to invest $5 million in Powermat, and here at CES we stopped by the wireless charging company's stand to check out a prototype system installed in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt.

When we saw that GM was adding wireless charging to the Chevy Volt, we thought, you know, it meant, wireless charging for the car. Instead, GM's announcement today about a new, $5 million investment from GM Ventures in the wireless charging technology company Powermat will end up bringing magnetic induction charging to GM's cars and your pocketful of gadgets. In short, it'll now be easier to transfer power from your car to your phone and, really, if you want to be a downer about all of this, thi