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Essential Science: Self-assembly battery charges in seconds

Imagine a battery that has the potential for super-fast charging. Here we’re talking about a matter of seconds. This type of technology to propel mobile devices forwards considerably and address the main frustration: battery power.

Charge as you drive street opens

Stockholm - The world's first electrified street has opened in Sweden. The development charges electric cars and lorries as people drive them along the road.

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.

Vehicle-to-grid technology tested out in Amsterdam

Amsterdam - The company NewMotion has fitted public charge points which are capable of charging electric vehicles and delivering electricity back to the grid via Vehicle to Grid technology.

First wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system approved

A wireless charging system, from distance, has been approved in the U.S. This is set to alter the way devices are charged, offering greater convenience of business and consumers.

First wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system approved

A wireless charging system, from distance, has been approved in the U.S. This is set to alter the way devices are charged, offering greater convenience of business and consumers.

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.

Ability to charge electronic devices through Wi-Fi is here

Imagine being in a room and charging your smartphone or other mobile device wireless, simply by connecting to Wi-Fi? This is will soon be possible thanks to Disney Research.

Microsoft might fix dead Surface batteries but it's not sure how

After the woes of some Surface Pro 3 owners hit the headlines last week, Microsoft has said it should be able to fix defective batteries with only minutes of capacity through a software update. The issue has left devices unusable.

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.

OnePlus will refund owners of potentially hazardous USB-C cables

Nearly two weeks after it emerged OnePlus' $7 USB Type-C cables could damage devices, the company has responded and admitted a resistor inside means they don't meet the required specification. The company will offer refunds but not free replacements.

This designer extension cord wants to revolutionise power bars

A start-up project seeking crowd-funding wants to revolutionize the plug socket by releasing a designer power bar with detachable, variable length cords and both AC and USB outlets. Joule aims to create a power strip "you can finally love."

Apple admits the iPad Pro may 'stop responding' while charging

Since the iPad Pro went on sale last week, several users have reported that the premium tablet goes unresponsive and has to be force restarted after charging for a prolonged period of time. Apple has now acknowledged the issue and is investigating.

iPad Pro goes 'completely dead' if charged for more than an hour

Owners of Apple's newest iPad model, the 12.9-inch 'Pro,' have taken to the company's support forums just days after launch to complain their device regularly becomes unresponsive after charging for a long time. The only cure is to force restart it.

Secretive startup aims to charge electronics wirelessly

uBeam, the hyped-up startup that wants to charge a room full of electronic devices wirelessly, has released some details about how its products actually work.

Review: The Choetech Circle makes wireless charging simple for everybody

With the number of devices that support wireless charging quickly growing, there has never been a better time to start using the new technology. Choetech's circle charger is a good-looking, easy way to cut the cord from any Qi-compatible device.

Wirelessly charge your phone on your desk with new IKEA furniture

The Swedish furniture giant Ikea has announced that it is launching a new range of household furniture items with wireless charging functionality built in, making it easy to add power to your devices.

Sweden to test wireless charging of buses on city roads in 2016

The Swedish city of Södertälje is to begin testing of a new wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus system on its roads in 2016 as part of efforts to reduce fuel consumption and pollution in the country.

LifeCHARGE equips wireless charging to iPhone 5/5S Battery Case

Wireless charging and battery packs often come at the expense of one another. For example, having a battery pack integrated in your smartphone's case, wireless charging capabilities will be non-existent.

Apple most likely working on wireless charging for peripherals

Wireless charging hasn't taken off with tremendous popularity. Well, not yet anyways, but the race to go wireless will be on very soon.

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.

What's next? Introducing a purse that charges your phone

Have you ever had an issue wanting to use your cephone, only to discover the battery is dead or extremely weak? If you buy the Everpurse that won't happen because it allows you to charge your phone without batteries or external cords.

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.

Time For Skype To Start Charging

Skype will start charging for outgoing calls from Jan 1, 2007, rates start at $29.95 per year.
 

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