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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 19 November 2014

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... >>

Nanobatteries triple life, recharge in 12 minutes and are 80,000 times smaller than a human hair

Nanobatteries triple life, recharge in 12 minutes and are 80,000 times smaller than a human hair

By 19 November 2014

The future of batteries is in nanotechnology. Nanosize batteries that are 80,000 times smaller than a human hair could change the way we use mobile devices, build cars and even store green energy. The breakthrough has been in creating a "nanopore" which... >>

New battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes and has a life span 10 times longer than yours

New battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes and has a life span 10 times longer than yours

By 14 October 2014

Battery developments are appearing thick and fast these days as everyone scrambles to create the perfect system. The latest is a battery that will live for 2 years and when charging can get to 70 per cent capacity with just 2 minutes plugged in. The fast... >>

The Viro smartphone never needs to be recharged, due 1 October

The Viro smartphone never needs to be recharged, due 1 October

By 9 September 2014

Viro is a smartphone that sounds too good to be true. According to the company, which is teasing a 1 October announcement, this phone never needs to be charged. According to start-up company Viro's Facebook page the smartphone won't discharge thanks to... >>

Elgato Smart Power watches your calendar to ensure your iPhone never runs dry

Elgato Smart Power watches your calendar to ensure your iPhone never runs dry

By 1 September 2014

Elgato wants to take care of your iPhone power on the move with Smart Power. The Elgato Smart Power is an external battery with a difference. Rather than just sit there as a dumb battery, the Smart Power app will keep track of the battery's charge, so... >>

These new technologies will shape our future

These new technologies will shape our future

By 26 August 2014

The expected future of technology, where everyone zips about in flying cars or lives on the Moon, might not turn out quite like that. Instead disruptive new technologies are changing the way we live now and will change our lives in the future entirely.... >>

Solid-state batteries offer double the life of lithium-ion, £15,000 electric car could follow

Solid-state batteries offer double the life of lithium-ion, £15,000 electric car could follow

By 21 August 2014

A Michigan start-up company, Sakti3, claims to have created a solid-state lithium battery which offers far more density than current batteries. It should result in double the battery life of current lithium-ion batteries. This could mean double the time... >>

This credit card sized mobile charger gives you 5 hours more talk time

This credit card sized mobile charger gives you 5 hours more talk time

By 19 August 2014

Running out of battery on your smartphone is almost inevitable these days, which is why there are so many mobile charger options. But all of them take up room making carrying them awkward, until now with the TravelCard. Start-up company, Go Design has... >>

Sodium-ion batteries will give your phone 7 times longer life, while making it cheaper

Sodium-ion batteries will give your phone 7 times longer life, while making it cheaper

By 18 August 2014

Scientists in Japan are working on new types of batteries that don't need lithium like your smartphone battery. These new batteries will use sodium, one of the most common materials on the planet rather than rare lithium – and they'll be up to seven... >>

MIT scientists find a way to power your mobile using water dew

MIT scientists find a way to power your mobile using water dew

By 17 July 2014

Scientists at MIT University have found a way to harness the power of water dew to charge your mobile phone. The research team discovered that when water condenses on specially treated copper plates it jumps back and forth between them. Doing this jumping... >>