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Tags results for 'battery'

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Posted in Hardware on 29th Dec, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
We’ve all been there: you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.

Micro-windmills used to recharge cell phones

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jan, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
A micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging.

Battery advance could boost renewable energy take up

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2014 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
US researchers have made an important step forward in the quest to store electricity from intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar.

An environmentally friendly, energy-dense sugar battery

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, and could replace conventional batteries.

A smartphone that charges in 30 seconds: Engineers unveil new 'bio-battery'

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
StoreDot uses unique nanotechnology to deliver the charge quickly: Don't expect to see it on shelves for another 3 years.

Your smartphone's best app? Battery life, say 89% of Britons

Posted in Hardware on 25th May, 2014 04:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Battery life is more important to consumers than brand, processor speed or camera quality, says new research.

Charging portable electronics will be super-fast, widely accessible

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Two innovations for on-the-go mobile-device users seeking a quick charge are in the works:

Some Simple Software Could Help Charge Your Phone in Minutes Not Hours

Posted in Software on 13th Aug, 2014 02:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Modern phones aren't renowned for their battery life; to make things worse, they can take hours to charge, too.

A batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on self-winding wristwatch

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker controlled by a self-winding wristwatch mechanism that is powered by heart motion has been developed by researchers.

Future medical implants may be powered by sound waves

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Ideal implants would be wireless and battery-free.

Plan V lets you charge your phone using a 9-volt battery

Posted in Hardware on 28th Nov, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Smartphones are more powerful than ever, but they still have an annoying tendency to run out of juice just when you need them most.

CES 2015: Charging a mobile battery in seconds

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2015 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Being able to recharge devices 100 times faster than at present has the potential to revolutionize the way we use mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable tech.

ChargeTech promises to cut your smartphone charge time in half

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jan, 2015 03:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The ChargeTech adapter can be used with phones and tablets, smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers and basically anything else with a USB charging cable.

Should you leave your Smartphone plugged in charging over night? We asked an expert

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Feb, 2015 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Is it safe to leave our phones plugged into the charger once they’re fully charged? Is it damaging the battery, or shortening its lifespan?

A 'breakthrough' in rechargeable batteries for electronic devices and electric vehicles

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2015 09:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have synthesized a new material that they say could more than double the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries.

Google Gets Into Battery Arms Race

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has joined the search for better batteries to power its expansion into consumer electronics and other hardware.

Tesla's Elon Musk Unveils Stored Sunlight in Batteries

Posted in Business on 2nd May, 2015 11:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The car company plans to sell battery storage systems for homes and utilities to help extend the use of solar power.

'Tesla's batteries could be bigger business than electric cars' – Elon Musk

Posted in Business on 9th May, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The company has taken 38,000 orders for its Powerwall, which was first announced last week, meaning the devices are sold out until mid-2016.

Is the sun about to set on the Age of Oil? Solar, battery developments becoming the new Black Gold

Posted in Business on 24th May, 2015 09:21 PM
by AlexMuller
By next year, solar power costs will reach parity with most grid prices in North America.

New tech keeps your smart phone charged for 30 percent longer

Posted in Hardware on 30th May, 2015 06:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Invention captures wasted cell phone energy, feeds it back to battery.

WiFi that provides connectivity and charges your gadgets may be closer than you think

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jun, 2015 09:00 PM
by AlexMuller
A team at the University of Washington, has developed a 'power over WiFi' system that can recharge batteries through the air.

Samsung could commercialize lithium ion batteries with double the battery life by 2018

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2015 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung expects to bring a significant change to both devices and the electric car industry.

Tesla Is Betting on Solar, Not Just Batteries

Posted in Business on 5th Jul, 2015 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Powerwall has all the characteristics needed to succeed in the market. At least as long as the technology it is tethering itself to, solar, succeeds as well.

Tesla CTO: Batteries with Solar Will Lead to Cheap Electricity Within 10 Years

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jul, 2015 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Energy storage is the key to popularizing solar energy generation.

Stanford Researchers Unveil New Ultrafast Charging Aluminum-Ion Battery

Posted in Hardware on 14th Aug, 2015 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers unveiled a new aluminum-ion battery chemistry with the ability to charge or discharge in less than a minute.

Solar energy from discarded car batteries

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2015 08:36 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car batteries.

The Cota transmitter shown at CES can charge gadgets over the air

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2016 01:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The company eventually plans to follow-up with larger base station units that are capable of blanketing an entire home with wireless power.

Battery technology could charge up water desalination

Posted in Science on 6th Feb, 2016 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from salty seas.

Bees Could Engineer Next-Generation Energy Storage

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016 06:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Energy storage could be the next item on the list when it comes to listing all the reasons we need to save the world’s bee population from collapse.

SolarCity will use Tesla’s Powerpack to deliver solar power even when it’s dark

Posted in Hardware on 18th Feb, 2016 05:47 PM
by AlexMuller
SolarCity is chaired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk so the decision to go with the Powerpack is pretty convenient for both companies.

Solar cells implanted under the skin can power pacemakers

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2017 06:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A flat battery is an even bigger hassle in implanted electronic medical devices, such as pacemakers. It often means invasive surgery to replace the battery or the entire unit.

Google Flags Promise in New Goodenough Battery

Posted in Hardware on 20th Mar, 2017 03:32 PM
by Alex Muller
The 94-year-old creator of the lithium-ion battery has invented another breakthrough storage device that’s capturing the attention of industry heavyweights.

Smartphones that charge in five minutes 'could arrive next year'

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2017 10:11 PM
by Alex Muller
The technology was first shown off in 2015, when Israeli start-up StoreDot demonstrated its FlashBattery at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.

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