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Airlines Ban Some Recalled MacBook Pro Models From Flying, Citing Fire Risk

The US Federal Aviation Administration has “banned select MacBook Pro” units from flying in the air after Apple issued a warning that some contained batteries that pose a fire risk, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

batteries
This is One Silly Way to Fix the Biggest Annoyance About Open Offices

Open offices kind of suck. Sure, they might look like a fancy coffee shop, but when it comes to getting work done, free snacks and lots of mid-century modern furniture only go so far. Not having any walls means you hear everything going around you, while not having a dedicated desk means anyone can come and snipe your favourite spot. But perhaps the biggest problem about open offices is not having a convenient outlet to charge your phone, laptop, or any other gadget you might be using. Read More >>

energy
Scotland Builds Giant Super Battery

Scottish Power is about to corner a significant amount of the UK's lithium stocks, as it's preparing to build a huge battery rated to store up to 50 MW of power. Read More >>

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How to Charge Your Gadgets as Fast as Possible

It’s hard to think of a scenario where you’re not going to want to get your gadgets charged up as quickly as possible – whether you’re heading to the office or off on an evening out, you want that battery level as high as possible when you leave. But getting your gadgets charged up is about more than how long they’re plugged in for. There are tips and tricks that can get it charging faster. Read More >>

technology
The Dirty Truth About Green Batteries

If we’re going to avoid the worst consequences of climate change, we’ll need an energy revolution. Specifically, we need to replace our dirty, fossil fuel-based grids and dirty, fossil fuel-powered vehicles with clean, carbon-free grids, and electric vehicles that charge off them. But there’s a big problem. Read More >>

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AI Is the New Secret Weapon in the Quest for Better Batteries

Compared to all the electronics that power the tiny computer in your pocket; battery technology is downright disappointing. Not only does your smartphone need charging every day, but in a few years, its battery will be barely able to hold a charge at all. So how long will your device last? Researchers at Standford University and MIT have created an AI that can predict a battery’s potential lifespan after just a handful of charges. Read More >>

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Premier Inn Says One of its Edinburgh Branches is Battery Powered

One particular Premier Inn in Edinburgh claims to be able to run entirely on batteries, if it so chooses, thanks to having a five-tonne li-ion battery installed on the premises with enough capacity to power the entire 200-room building for three hours. Even if everyone's desperately charging phones and boiling small kettles for their complimentary tea. Read More >>

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Check Out the iPhone XS’ Weirdo Battery

Apple’s hyped up new iPhones hold a lot of allure. Clad in a silver, space grey, or a rich gold finish and featuring the new A12 Bionic chip inside, the recently debuted iPhone XS represents the best tech Apple can jam in a phone. So naturally, one of the first things people did after getting their hands on one was tear it apart and see what’s inside. And would you just look at that battery? Read More >>

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This Entire Stadium Can Run On Car Batteries

Last Friday, the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam was descended upon by a frothy, screaming crowd of thousands, absolutely champing at the bit to see the new car battery tech that had just been installed inside. Read More >>

batteries
Massive Manchester Fridge Battery Goes Online Today

There's a new thing approximating a battery supplying power to the grid in Manchester today, as the latest development in energy storage technology goes live. This one's air-based, using liquefaction to store gas in a liquid form for later use. Read More >>

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Apple’s Got a Rebate With Your Name on It If You Paid Full Price for an iPhone Battery Replacement

Controversy over Apple’s battery management choices on older, out-of-warranty iPhones drove the company to offer discounted battery replacement services for affected customers toward the end of 2017. Now Apple is issuing a £54 credit to customers who paid the full price of £79 to replace their batteries last year, instead of the current £25 fee. Read More >>

power
500 BMW i3 Batteries Have Been Added to a Welsh Wind Farm

It's a well known fact that lithium ion batteries degrade over time, and there are some EV naysayers that love to point this out whenever the topic of electric car batteries comes up. It's true, eventually there will be a point where those batteries won't be all that useful for driving - for a variety of reasons. But those old batteries aren't scrapped, they're put to use elsewhere. Nissan's been connecting old batteries to solar panels and installing them in homes, and a bunch of BMW i3 batteries have just been installed at a Welsh wind farm. Read More >>

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Stop Throwing Mobile Phone Batteries in the Bin, You’re Firebombing Bin Lorries

It can be difficult to figure out what to do with your old electronics when you’re ready to move on from them, but here is one thing you should definitely not do: throw them in the bin. Discarded devices powered by lithium-ion batteries are basically fire bombs waiting to explode on unsuspecting sanitation workers. Read More >>

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Apple Can’t Stop Messing Up Batteries, Offers Replacements for MacBook Pros

Apple announced Friday that it discovered “a limited number” of its line of MacBook Pro laptops suffer from a potentially faulty component that can cause the battery to expand. The company is offering to replace the batteries in affected machines for free. Read More >>

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You Can Now Download iOS 11.3 to See Your Terrible Battery’s Soul

Apple has finally released iOS 11.3, an update granting users the option to enable or disable Apple’s controversial battery management feature responsible for an epidemic of old iPhone slowdowns. You can also turn your face into a cartoon bear now, so that’s nice. Read More >>