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 >>

Rolls-Royce Bets Posh Money on Supercapacitors

Supercapacitor is the new exciting word of the future. It's a potential replacement for lithium batteries, a power storage option that offers massive benefits including thousands of times the capacity in the same footprint, vastly quicker charging times and zero potential for catching on fire. If only it was real yet. Read More >>

Apple: We Would Never!

Following news that the US Department of Justice has allegedly opened an investigation into Apple’s practice of throttling iPhones with ageing batteries, the company is speaking out. Read More >>

iPhone Battery Explodes After Man Tries Biting It for Some Reason

A video of a man at an electronics store has gone viral in Asia. What’s so special about the video? As you can see in the GIF below, the man bites an iPhone replacement battery shortly before the battery explodes. Read More >>

What to Pack in Your Bag to Work From Anywhere

Whether you’re taking a short trip or living out of a van for years at a time, more of us now work from wherever we find ourselves, but having the right gear to hand can make the difference between a smooth remote working session and a disastrous one. Here’s the key kit you need to be packing when you head out on the road—besides the laptop of course. Read More >>

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CES 2018: This AA Battery Sucks Power Right Out of the Air

After covering CES for 10 years, nothing I’ve seen at the show has me as excited about the future as Ossia’s wireless charging technology. The company’s developed a way to deliver power to your gadgets the same way internet is delivered by wi-fi, and one of the first real-world applications of the tech is a AA battery that may never need replacing. Read More >>

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You Will Probably Die Before This Monstrous New Backup Battery From Duracell Does

As the organisers of CES 2018 reminded us today, when you rely on gadgets, it’s a good idea to plan ahead to ensure you’ve always got power. There’s no shortage of portable batteries being shown off on the CES show floor, but none of them compare to this monstrosity that Duracell’s created. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Putting a Battery Inside a Laptop Sleeveis a Brilliant Idea

All your gadgets rely on batteries, and all batteries suck. Trying to keep all of your toys perpetually charged is the biggest downside of a gadget addiction, but there are ways to cope, like using Incase’s new Connected Power Sleeve to protect and power your MacBook Pro. Read More >>

Samsung’s Graphene Balls Promise Five-Times-Faster Battery Charging

Here's a new battery technology that doesn't sound like a fictional, thousand-years-away dream -- graphene balls. It's the latest thing from researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, who promise the dream of a full charge for your needlessly large smartphone in around 12 minutes. Read More >>

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Pebble Watch Creator Now Wants to Keep Your AirPods From Dying and Disappearing

In 2012, when everyone assumed that no one wanted a smartwatch, the original Pebble became the poster-child for the crowdfunding site Kickstarter when it raised just over $10 million from excited backers. Five years later, Pebble is no more, its intellectual assets are now owned by Fitbit, and the company’s CEO is returning to Kickstarter with a new product that promises to protect and charge your pricey AirPods headphones. Read More >>

Ikea Can Sell You a Home Battery Now

Ikea's UK division has jumped on the home electricity storage bandwagon, and is now offering to install an LG-built battery in the house of anyone who happens to have their own renewable generation system. Read More >>

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EVs Sharing Power With Homes Can Improve Their Battery Life

Researchers looking at the various methods of sharing car battery power with the home think they're onto a winner, with one study showing that using an EV's battery to put power back into a home has no ill effects on the vehicle's battery life – and could even make it last a little better. Read More >>

UK Government Does Something Positive About Power And Renewable Energy

The government will invest heavily in the UK to create better battery designs, reduce the tariffs that discourage people selling their own electricity back to the grid and make smart devices use power more intelligently. Read More >>

Samsung’s Obsession With Non-Exploding Batteries Is Good For Your Phone

Since the exploding Note 7 cost Samsung billions, and damaged the company's reputation quite substantially, it has become a little obsessed with batteries. It's particularly interested in making batteries that don't explode, although one might question why this wasn't more of a focus previously. Read More >>

Renault Plans a Battery Farm With the Capacity of a Power Station

Renault has had another idea about what to do with electric car batteries that are slightly past their prime -- bank them all up in one place and make something with the same peak energy output capability as a coal or gas power station. Better make sure there's a good sprinkler system installed. Read More >>