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This paper-thin battery can be folded 200,000 times and still keep its charge

This paper-thin battery can be folded 200,000 times and still keep its charge

By 28 January 2015

Flexible gadgets are about to become more mainstream than ever thanks to a bendy battery that's as thin as paper and is here to redefine "cutting edge". Jenax's J.Flex battery is a bit like paper in size and can be folded, screwed up or twisted all while... >>

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 28 January 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... >>

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

By 28 January 2015

Battery developments that speed up charging are great but ones that go green at the same time are even better. So this battery that can be recharged using water should make some serious waves. Japanese company Fuji Pigment has developed an aluminium-air... >>

Long range over-the-air charging is here thanks to Energous WattUp

Long range over-the-air charging is here thanks to Energous WattUp

By 6 January 2015

True wireless charging is finally a reality thanks to the Energous WattUp. No more wires or charging plates as this beast works wirelessly from 20-feet away. Until now the talk about over-the-air charging has been limited to developmental kit like uBeam.... >>

Future chargers now: Belt battery, sole power shoes and more

Future chargers now: Belt battery, sole power shoes and more

By 22 December 2014

The future of power is a strange one. Already we're starting to see ways of transmitting electricity like you would with Wi-Fi over the air and battery breakthroughs for longer life cells are happening regularly. But we're still a long way off from unlimited... >>

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.... >>


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