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California woman accused of spraying weed killer in child's face

Grover Beach - A 60-year-old Grover Beach, California woman is in custody after it was alleged she sprayed a poisonous pesticide into the eyes and face of a seven-year-old girl in the latest dispute in a condominium complex where they both lived.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

Laptop power bricks could be shrunk to a quarter of current size

A MIT spinout company, FINsix, has developed a power adapter designed for laptops that is around a quarter of the size of the current units used.
In the Media by James Walker

7-year-old girl injured by exploding Samsung Galaxy S2

Astana - A 7-year-old girl living in Astana, Kazakhstan, has received serious burns and injuries to her legs after her Samsung Galaxy S2 in her pocket exploded.
In the Media by James Walker

Apple iPhone 6 rumors bigger screen, thinner size, and $100 more

One third of phone upgrades have been from iPhone users switching over to Android. However, for existing iPhone users looking to upgrade to a new iPhone, there may be some bad news for you.
In the Media by Milton Este

New 'bird' drones land on power lines to recharge themselves

A research project at the MIT university has enabled a student to produce a prototype version of a small unmanned drone that can land on nearby power lines in order to recharge itself when it runs short of power without returning to base.
In the Media by James Walker - 3 comments

Battery charges smartphone in 30 seconds (video)

A super battery has gone on display at a tech show. In a demonstration a Samsung S4 smartphone went from a dead battery to full power in 26 seconds.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Review: LifeCHARGE iPhone 5/5S MFi approved battery case

LifeCHARGE recently released a slight variation of the iPhone case, this time focusing more on design and less on screen protection. The screen cover flap has been removed and the body is now boxier allowing it to make better contact with flat surfaces.
In the Media by Milton Este

Review: Ontrion LifeCharge Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Case and Power Bank Special

Need a power boost for your mobile device to get through the day? Don't want to be slowed down by the extra weight? Ontrion's LifeCHARGE battery kits may be the solution for you!
Digital Journal Report by Milton Este

Powerful rechargeable battery developed

A new rechargeable flow battery has been developed. The battery, the developer's hope, could enable cheaper, more efficient energy storage.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Apple is developing location-aware smart battery

Apple really isn't as secretive as before especially with another patent surfacing showing off the development of a possible new 'smart' battery.
In the Media by Milton Este - 1 comment

Nissan reveals world's fastest electrically powered super-car

With the price of gasoline approaching $4-per-gallon, Nissan plans on changing the mindset we have on electrical cars with their latest concept super-car.
In the Media by Milton Este

Does decreasing a smartphone’s brightness increase battery life?

A physicist has conducted a number of experiments on his mobile phone to see how the battery life can be extended. He came up with some interesting results.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Scientists develop stretchable battery

As innovation in electronics moves forward at a rapid pace, stretchable batteries are on the horizon. U.S. scientists have recently created a battery that is flexible.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Lighting the way with any spare batteries lying around

Don't you just hate managing several different types of batteries at once? Your flashlight uses one type of batteries, and something else will use another type of batteries. It can be a pain and inconvenience to keep track of them all, until today!
In the Media by Milton Este

Tesla Motors charging stations arrive on US East Coast

Tesla Motors, maker of electric cars, launched the first official Supercharger station on the US East Coast. The goal is to bring faster and more convenient charging of electric cars with lower wait time and more drive time.
In the Media by Milton Este - 2 comments

Did Justin Bieber attack a photographer in Calabasas?

Pop star Justin Bieber has been named as a suspect in a misdemeanour battery charge, TMZ has discovered. A California photographer claims Bieber attacked him today after the paparazzo tried to take his picture at a mall.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments

Mother accused of encouraging teen daughter to fight

Elgin - An Elgin, IL mother stands accused of not only encouraging her teen-aged daughter to fight, but also of driving her to the scene to do so.
In the Media by Jimmy Reilly

Battery-hungry toys can power up at Blockbuster Christmas day Special

Free batteries will be on tap at all U.S. Blockbuster stores on Christmas day, according to McKinney, Texas-based Blockbuster L.L.C., which is offering the batteries on a “while supplies last” basis from 12 noon to 10 p.m.
Digital Journal Report by James Gormley - 3 comments

Next-gen iPad to feature lighter thinner battery

The next generation of iPad will be thinner and lighter due to an improved and longer lasting battery pack. It will reportedly beat the iPad 2 which is considered very slim at 0.34 inches.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

Man who spit on Westboro Church spokeswoman acquitted of battery Special

Charleston - Billy Spade of Hico, West Virginia was acquitted of the battery charges levied against him after he admittedly spit tobacco juice on Westboro Baptist Church member and spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper at a 2010 protest in the capital city of Charleston.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 10 comments

Fire Prevention Week officials offer advice on smoke alarms

Halifax - This week is Fire Prevention Week in Canada which runs until Sunday October 10. This year's theme is Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 2 comments

Battery to Keep Electric Cars Running 190 Miles on Single Charge

Japan's Nissan Motors has announced it is working on a new lithium-ion battery that can keep a car running up to 190 miles on a single battery charge. The battery will power the Leaf, a new electric car that will hit the road in 2010.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

Researchers create smaller, more efficient nuclear battery

University of Missouri researchers are developing a nuclear energy source battery that is smaller, lighter and more efficient.
In the Media by Bob Ewing

French teenager hit in eye by fragments of shattered iPhone

This latest incident in what is becoming a very bad run for Apple follows others in Great Britain, the United States and Japan. The young man concerned is not seriously hurt, that which cannot be said for the safety reputation of iPhones.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 10 comments

60 Year-Old Grandfather Found Guilty of Battery On Minnie Mouse

A Grandfather with no criminal record was found guilty of battery in an incident at Disney World that occurred in June, and maintaining his innocence to the presiding judge.
In the Media by Thom W. Conroy

HP's New Laptop Battery Lasts Longer and Recharges in 30 Minutes

Hewlett-Packard (HP) will begin to use a new battery technology for its laptops that can withstand up to three years of recharging and can recharge in 30 minutes, much faster than batteries in today's market.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 6 comments

World's First Chlorophyll-Powered Battery Invented

The world's first ever chlorophyll organic battery generates power merely through contact with water, paving the way for a more energy-efficient future.
In the Media by Tse Hao Guang - 7 comments

Breakthrough: Battery-less RFID

One of the biggest disadvantages of RFID tags thus far is the need to run them off batteries. Now, solution has been developed.
In the Media by Tse Hao Guang - 1 comment

Boeing successfully tests battery-powered plane

Boeing flew a hydrogen battery-powered plane for the first time in aviation history. Company officials said there is a promising future for such planes.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 5 comments

Apple and the war against the user-replaceable battery

Apple has many innovative and user-friendly products. The company has many fans because of it, but at the same time, they have many critics. For example, Apple doesn’t provide user-replaceable batteries in its devices, which has angered many people.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments
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The new 'bird' drone developed by MIT University that can 'perch' on power lines to recharge itself.
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