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Nano sandwich creates super rechargeable batteries

Researchers have created tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets. These are the basis of a new generation of rechargeable batteries.

Atlantic City fines bankrupt casino-hotel for losing power

Atlantic City - The empty Revel casino-hotel has already been fined $20,000 and will continue to be fined $5,000 a day by the city of Atlantic City until it gets electric service restored, officials said.

Review: Intocircuit Power Bank Pcastle 26,000

The Intocircuit Power Bank Pcastle 26,000 is a massive portable power bank that can charge pretty much anything including phones, tablets and even laptops. With USB and DC out in various voltages, the Pcastle is the power bank for the heaviest of users.

Major power outage sweeps Washington region

Washington - A power outage swept the Washington area, hitting the White House, the Capitol and the State Department and knocking out electricity for thousands around the US capital.

LG G4 to have a 5.5-inch, extra bright QHD display

LG has released details of the display that is likely to be used on its upcoming G4 Android flagship smartphone. The 5.5-inch unit looks set to be one of the best displays ever fitted to a phone with exceptional brightness and contrast improvements.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao's speed could spoil Mayweather's accuracy

The upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is all about speed and accuracy as both fighters have claimed that they have found a solution to confront their individual strength and weaknesses with the exception of speed and accuracy.

Neptune Suite lets you power TVs, tablets and phones from a watch

A company called Neptune has released six different pieces of hardware that all integrate seamlessly with each other. Powered by the Neptune Hub quad-core smartwatch, the firm promises a new era of computing centered around the watch.

China's wind farms produce more energy than all U.S. nuclear plants

China now has enough wind farms to produce more energy renewably than all that is made by America's nuclear plants as the growing nation expands its power generation to fuel its new mega-cities.

Latest uTorrent uses your CPU to mine bitcoins

One of the world's most popular torrent downloaders, uTorrent, has been revealed as attempting to install a resource-hogging Bitcoin miner along with itself, slowing your PC to a crawl as it runs in the background.

Google close to sending solar-powered drones into the sky

Google has announced at Mobile World Congress that it is close to an official launch of its Project Titan solar-powered drone program. The first drones could be flying before the end of the year.

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.

New Android malware spies on you even when phone is shut down

Security researchers have discovered a new form of malware attacking Android smartphones that allows hackers to control the device even if it appears completely shut down to the user.

The new Raspberry Pi is 'camera shy'; reboots after flash shot

Users of the new Raspberry Pi 2 credit-card sized computer launched earlier this week are discovering that the device appears to be "camera shy" with several owners noting that using flash to take a photo of the device causes it to freeze and then reboot.

Raspberry Pi 2 unveiled; updated minicomputer now runs Windows 10

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an updated version of its acclaimed credit-card sized computer featuring upgraded hardware and much more power than its predecessor, giving it the ability to run a version of Windows 10 later this year.

Extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form (video)

Bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources. Nonetheless, scientists were surprised recently to discover new species of bacteria that can survive and function on electricity alone.

English pub spends £1000 a week on power for Christmas lights

At this festive time of the year, sparkling lights adorn many neighborhoods across the globe. A standard display doesn't cost a lot to run across the season but one village pub in England is spending £1000 ($1700) a week on power to keep its array alight

New technique offers spray-on solar power

A team has created a new way to harvest solar power by spraying solar cells onto flexible surfaces, representing a step towards easy and cheap solar electricity by simply spraying a surface.

Graphene helps to construct flexible solar cells

Researchers have devised a new type of cathode that could be readily used to manufacture inexpensive, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells.

Study: Feeling powerful changes your perception of time

Berkeley - Associates with the University of California at Berkeley conducted a test and survey to study perception. According to results those who felt powerful perceived that they could carry out more tasks in a shorter time.

Review: Kinkoo Infinite One 8,000 mAh Portable Backup Battery Charger

The Kinkoo Infinite One is a power bank like no other. Just released to the market last year, it is by far one of the slimmest power banks on the market. Today, I will be reviewing this power bank to see all that it has to offer.

Apple replaces overheating phone chargers

Tech giant Apple has said that it will replace a series of "overheating" device chargers throughout Europe. The issue relates to a USB iPhone charger sold between October 2009 and September 2012.

Advances with graphene to conduct electricity

Manchester - Combining black and white graphene can change the electronic properties of the one-atom thick material. This could lead to advances in electronics.

Nanotech creates super batteries

Miami - Scientists have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire. By being able to store and conduct energy on the same wire, heavy, space-consuming batteries could become a thing of the past.

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.

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.

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.

Bank exits boost utilities, funds in Europe gas and power trading

Tougher European financial regulations have prompted banks to leave power and gas trading, meaning greater dominance by utilities and trading houses and less appeal for inve...

Professor: U.S. can switch to 100% green energy by 2050

At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago, Stanford professor Marc Jacobson presented The Solutions Project, a roadmap for the development of renewable energy sources across all 50 United States.

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.

Peru's poorest residents to receive free solar power

Lima - A new program in the South American country will provide 2 million of the nation's poorest people with free electricity.
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Work outs at theclub in Bristol produce electricity.
Work outs at theclub in Bristol produce electricity.
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The FINsix Dart 2 ounce power adapter
The FINsix Dart 2 ounce power adapter
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Russian President Vladimir Putin aboard the battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy during a Northern Fleet exer...
Russian President Vladimir Putin aboard the battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy during a Northern Fleet exercise in 2005
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Sign at supermarket in Tokyo offers apologies for low stocks of rice and instant noodles.
Sign at supermarket in Tokyo offers apologies for low stocks of rice and instant noodles.
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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
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Power generators are now on the site
Power generators are now on the site
Some of the reduced electricity usage in a  busy part of Tokyo  Japan
Some of the reduced electricity usage in a busy part of Tokyo, Japan
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Work outs at theclub in Bristol produce electricity.
Work outs at theclub in Bristol produce electricity.
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Even solar power walking lights
Even solar power walking lights
The new  bird  drone developed by MIT University that can  perch  on power lines to recharge itself.
The new 'bird' drone developed by MIT University that can 'perch' on power lines to recharge itself.
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An electricity pylon shot from below.
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