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Can A Battery Made From 1000 Lemons Start A Car?

It's the question that nobody ever asked, and yet it has now been answered. Read More >>

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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How To Maximise Your Laptop’s Battery Life

There are all kinds of reasons you might want to minimise the power draw of your laptop or desktop. To save battery, of course, but also to keep your electricity bills lower and reduce your impact on the planet. Here are all the ways you can knock down the amount of power your computer is drawing. Read More >>

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‘Fire Hazard’ Electric Skateboards Recalled After Two Boards Spew Smoke 

After two reports emerged of Boosted Boards spewing dense smoke from their lithium ion batteries, the company issued a statement urging all riders to stop using the newer second-generation boards. Now, it seems the electric skateboard maker is taking more drastic measures, working with consumer protection agencies in the US and Canada to issue a recall. Read More >>

Apple’s Excuse For Random iPhone Shutdowns Sounds Weird But OK

After Apple announced it would offer customers replacement batteries for the iPhone 6S batch that randomly shuts off, the company now knows why the problem occurred: air. Specifically, ambient air a crucial battery component was exposed to for too long. Read More >>

We Talked to the Guy Whose Boosted Board Blew Up

On Wednesday, web developer Rick Bross was faced an unusual problem. His electric skateboard’s battery malfunctioned, filling his entire apartment with smoke and scaring the hell out of his roommate. The incident was just one of two recent cases involving Boosted Boards, a brand of electric skateboards, where the batteries spontaneously “vented”, a non-technical term used by the company to describe an electrical engineering problem also known as thermal runaway that causes batteries to overheat and potentially explode. Read More >>

How Tesla Just Made the Fastest Car You Can Buy

Tesla has just created the fastest car you can buy—and it’s all thanks to the company’s new 100 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery. The Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode is a slightly upgraded version of the Model S P90D (with a 90 kWh battery) that was released in March. But this new version can go 0-to-60 time in just 2.5 seconds. Read More >>

Slow Charging is Sony’s Odd New Marshmallow Experiment

An unusual discovery has been made in the latest Sony Marshmallow AOSP beta, which allows users to choose to charge their Xperia device slowly. The feature, called ‘Charging Optimization’, may sound silly, but there’s perfectly sound thinking behind it. Read More >>

Opera’s New Power Saving Mode Said to Improve Battery Life By 50%

You keep 34 browser tabs open and your battery life sucks. Well, apparently Opera has a solution in the shape of a new power-saving mode, which it claims will extend a laptop’s battery life by up to 50 per cent compared to Chrome. Read More >>

Sony’s Battery With 40 Per Cent More Density in Works

Battery life remains the bane of the technology world. But Sony has announced that it’s working on a new kind of lithium-and-sulphur energy storage that will provide 40 per cent more life for a given battery volume, and should be ready as soon as 2020. Read More >>

EE Tells Customers to Return Potentially Explosive Power Bars Immediately

When they were first made available ahead of the summer festival season, pretty much everybody not with EE considered switching over just for the freebie. However, less than a year down the line, the company has abandoned its Power Bar scheme. Read More >>

Scientists Build Stable Lithium-Oxygen Battery to Make a Better Life for Future-You

A team from the University of Cambridge claims to have solved some of the biggest technical problems besetting the emerging lithium-oxygen battery of the future, with scientists building a stable next-gen battery with ten times the energy density of today's power cells. Read More >>

Google’s Getting Serious About Battery Life With the Next Android Version

Android Marshmallow, Google’s latest update to its mobile OS, is already rolling out to a few lucky handsets. With a more general rollout poised to begin, Google is showing it means business when it comes to battery life. Read More >>

Amazon’s Gadget Lab is Secretly Building These Three Things

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon’s Lab126 — makers of the Kindle, iFire Phone, and Amazon Echo — is making dozens of engineers redundant. That’s a shame. Some consolation: now we can hear about the gadgets they were secretly building! Read More >>

The Apple Watch Appears to be Good and Bad for the iPhone’s Battery Life

People have been concerned about the Apple Watch's battery life ever since it was announced. The reports just couldn't decide how long it was going to last. But now it's in the hands of the consumer, people are actually more concerned the iPhone's battery life. Read More >>