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The PNY Powerpack T2600 is all you need on a hot LZ

The PNY Powerpack T2600 is all you need on a hot LZ

By 2 July 2015

There are only two actions you can take when an ambush is sprung. You can lie down in the killzone and die, or you can run into the enemy, charging the guns. Today was not a good day to die.  There was no indication that this would be a hot LZ, but it... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 could offer weeklong battery life

Samsung Galaxy S7 could offer weeklong battery life

By 29 June 2015

Samsung has recently made a breakthrough in battery tech that could see its new Galaxy S7 keep running for a full five days on a charge. Samsung's research and development arm recently announced that it had made a breakthrough with current lithium-ion... >>

Qi wireless charging is about to get much faster

Qi wireless charging is about to get much faster

By 25 June 2015

Wireless charging is wonderfully convenient, doing away with the need to fiddle with cables and plug your device in. But it's slow, and with modern phones offering fast charging, wireless power is the weak alternative. However, the Wireless Power Consortium... >>

This amazing battery uses light, even indoors, for direct power

This amazing battery uses light, even indoors, for direct power

By 22 June 2015

A fascinating new battery discovery has been made by a team of Indian researchers. Rather than using light to power a lithium-ion battery, this battery uses light directly for energy. The light-powered battery is so sensitive it can even run using the... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

By 18 June 2015

While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

By 18 June 2015

Flexible batteries are coming, wearables demand it. But will the first to arrive be built from the ancient Japanese art of Kirigami? Much like Origami the art of Kirigami involves cutting and folding of paper. When applied to batteries this results in... >>

Origami battery is paper-thin and can use dirty water to create power

Origami battery is paper-thin and can use dirty water to create power

By 15 June 2015

The holy grail of technological developments these days is battery life. A recently discovered origami battery may be setting a new standard soon. The origami battery, developed by Seokheun Choi at Binghampton University, is a bacteria powered battery... >>

Boost your battery by 800 per cent, using the Batteriser

Boost your battery by 800 per cent, using the Batteriser

By 5 June 2015

Every battery you have ever thrown out still had life in it. That's what the makers of Batteriser claim. And they know how to bring those batteries back to life. The Silicon Valley start-up, Batteroo, has created the Batteriser to essentially rewire a... >>

41 per cent off the fast-charging, portable Innori battery pack

41 per cent off the fast-charging, portable Innori battery pack

By 28 May 2015

When your phone or tablet runs out of power while you’re on the go, there’s nothing more frustrating than searching for a power outlet or waiting (and waiting) for your external battery to charge them up again. That’s why we love the fast-charging... >>

EE is taking loads of Power Bars to Glastonbury, offering free swaps

EE is taking loads of Power Bars to Glastonbury, offering free swaps

By 21 May 2015

EE has announced that it is supporting Glastonbury for the third time and the headline act will be certainly be the EE Power Bar.  Introduced previously at Glastonbury as an alternative to conventional charging - which the 4G network will also be providing... >>