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Graphene will charge your phone in under 10 seconds

Grapehene, the material with a host of wonderful properties and many more potential applications, could hold the key to super-fast charging of mobile devices.

World's biggest battery in Australia to trump Musk's

Sydney - British billionaire businessman Sanjeev Gupta will build the world's biggest battery in South Australia, officials said Friday, overtaking US star entrepreneur Elon Musk's project in the same state last year.

Textile based bio-battery for wearables

Researchers have constructed a textile-based, bacteria-powered biobattery. The aim of the flexible battery is for incorporation into wearable electronic devices.

'Graphene-like' nanocomposite battery developed

Technologists have a created a new nanocomposite material that increases battery life and also improves the performance of smartphones, tablets, and laptops. In trials the battery outperformed comparable products.

Battery stores solar energy for heating later

Boston - Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a remarkable battery that can capture solar energy and then store the energy to be used as heat at a later point in time. The energy is released on exposure to light.

'No fire risk' lithium batteries launched

Researchers have developed a new type of lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire. The new devices are suitable for consumer electronics as well as business applications.

New battery is activated by spit

New York - Engineers and microbiologists have invented a new type of battery based on a microbial fuel cells. The battery can be activated by spit and it is intended to be used in extreme conditions.

First bio-compatible ion current battery invented

Bethesda - Technologists from University of Maryland have created a new kind of battery. The battery is bio-compatible, and it produces a similar type of of ion-based electrical energy as that used by humans and other animals.

Extending battery life through low-cost material

The limitation with the life-time of batteries remains a big frustration for consumers, especially as our reliance upon electronic devices increases. Several projects are underway to make batteries last longer. We look at one of the latest ideas.

Smartphones charged in 5 minutes by 2018

Waiting for the day when your smartphone charges in next-to-no time? How about five minutes? The technology to do this is promised by 2018.

Laptop companies accused of lying over battery life claims

Leading manufacturers are overestimating the battery lives of their products in a way that could mislead customers, a study has found. Consumer rights group Which? warned the numbers on the box don't reflect what a typical user will manage to achieve.

Apple promises update to fix MacBook Pro battery problems

Apple is preparing to release a software update for the MacBook Pro that should address some of the battery problems customers have been experiencing. It comes after the company investigated issues that led to the laptop failing Consumer Reports' tests.

New battery promises to double smartphone life

A new battery, intended for smartphones and other mobile devices, promises to boost power and running time. This comes about by the battery weight being reduced by half.

Micro-sized solar cells for wearable devices

Future electronic devices, including wearable technology, may be set to drop conventional batteries and use solar cells instead. The ability of micro-sized solar cells to harness sufficient energy has been proven in a new study.

Vitamin-driven battery invented

Toronto - In a left-field technological development, Canadian scientists have developed the world's first vitamin-driven battery and it could transform how we power our devices in the future.

Browser battery wars: Opera hits back at Microsoft Edge

A few days ago, Microsoft posted a video and a detailed blog post in which it claimed Edge is by far the most power-efficient web browser around. Not everyone is satisfied with the results though. Opera has hit back at Microsoft, saying it can do better.

Microsoft: Edge gives you 50% more battery than Chrome, Firefox

Microsoft has slammed the battery life of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera, claiming its own Edge browser allows laptops and tablets to last for up to 50 percent longer on a charge. It is also updating Edge with even more power saving features.

Disposable battery runs on drops of water

A new disposable battery has been developed. The battery remarkably folds like an origami ninja star, and it runs on only a few drops of water.

Video shows cop repeatedly punching handcuffed woman

Jacksonville - Although the incident occurred Wednesday, a rookie police officer has already been fired and charged. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) released the video taken within the jail that shows the alleged assault.

Paper battery aids space exploration

Deep space missions require power and although solar panels can capture energy, this needs to be stored. Energy storage requires powerful and effective batteries, and considerable research is going into this area.

Wireless charging's biggest issue solved with new 3x faster pad

Wireless charging is useful, but it's not without its limitations. In taking advantage of the added convenience, you have to sacrifice charging speed. LG has developed a solution, a wireless charger three times faster than today's models.

Apple confirms that closing your iPhone apps won't save you power

Apple has answered a question that iPhone owners like to ask a lot. Over the years, people have provided arguments and counterarguments for whether closing background apps save battery. Apple's answer is simple though, leaving little room to negotiate.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 includes an overlooked phone-saving feature

People who have bought the Samsung Galaxy S7 have discovered it possesses a unique feature to go with its waterproofing. A tiny moisture sensor in the charging port detects if the phone is even slightly wet and refuses to charge, protecting the device.

Solar-powered display puts an end to low smartphone batteries

Mobile World Congress isn't just about new smartphone launches as some interesting new components also get revealed. Kyocera is showing off a solar-powered display this year that could create phones that don't need recharging.

Oppo's new charger can fully fuel a smartphone in just 15 minutes

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo has unveiled a new system to fast charge a smartphone battery. It demonstrated the technology at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, fully charging a phone in 15 minutes.

Review: Tronsmart Titan – The most powerful USB charger available

The Tronsmart Titan is an attractive and powerful USB charger. As most new devices can charge over USB instead of via mains outlets, the Titan provides several Quick Charge ports to simultaneously charge a fleet of phones and tablets.

Apple building long-range wireless charging for future iPhones

Apple is developing next-generation proprietary wireless charging technology to use in future versions of the iPhone, according to a report today. Apple wants to do away with the wireless charging pads of today and create a longer-range system.

Microsoft recalling hundreds of thousands of Surface Pro chargers

Microsoft is expected to announce a voluntary recall of main power adapters for its Surface Pro range of convertible laptops later this week. The company has found the chargers can overheat and could catch fire, prompting it to take action now.

Apple admits the iPhone 6s battery indicator may get stuck

Apple is investigating an issue with its newest smartphones, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, that causes the battery indicator in the status bar to stick on one percentage for several hours. The announcement comes after wide-spread complaints.

Popular EE Power Bar portable chargers recalled due to fire risk

UK mobile network EE's decision this year to give all its customers a free portable charger went down exceptionally well, shifting 1 million units in four days. EE has now announced it wants every Power Bar back though because they pose a fire risk.
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Mean surface temperature profiles of three regions on a battery are shown, as temperature is applied.
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Screenshot of newly developed stretchable battery
Screenshot of newly developed stretchable battery
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This new disposable battery  developed at Binghamton University  folds like an origami ninja star an...
This new disposable battery, developed at Binghamton University, folds like an origami ninja star and could power biosensors and other small devices.
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The Siva Cycle Atom - a portable power pack and generator that charges as you ride
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The FINsix Dart 2 ounce power adapter
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Membrane less fuel cell batery
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The Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S
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Choetech B617Q portable power bank
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The StoreDot super battery
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CC: Public Domain
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Hydrogen atom electrons.
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An aluminium battery could charge phones in just a minute while being safer than traditional lithium ones
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This image shows the interlaced stack of electrodes that were printed layer by layer to create the working anode and cathode of a microbattery
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Choetech B617Q portable power bank
Choetech B617Q portable power bank
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Lithium battery
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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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Picture of a painting by Giuseppe Bertini of Alessandro Volta demonstrating his "Volta battery" to Napoleon in 1801.
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The Siva Cycle Atom - a portable power pack and generator that charges as you ride
The Siva Cycle Atom - a portable power pack and generator that charges as you ride
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Ion battery monitoring electronics (over- and discharge protection)
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