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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... >>

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 August 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... >>

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... >>

A week in reviews: June 10 - 17

A week in reviews: June 10 - 17

By 15 June 2013

This week has been all about games, because it's been E3 in LA where Microsoft and Sony both made some big statements about their upcoming consoles. Because of this, reviews has been a little bit more modest. But don't fear, we've still had the chance... >>

Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review
5 out of 5

Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review

By 13 June 2013

Batteries, possibly one of the most boring items we could write about. But by the end of this review, we're pretty sure you'll not only be thanking us for it, but you'll also have changed your mind about how you power your gadgets. The batteries we're... >>

Supercapacitor could see your phone charged in 20 seconds, teenager wins Intel Award

Supercapacitor could see your phone charged in 20 seconds, teenager wins Intel Award

By 20 May 2013

A California teenager has won Intel's coveted Young Scientist Award for inventing an energy storage device that could fully charge a smartphone battery in 20-30 seconds. Eesha Khare, 18, is a senior at Saratoga's Lynbrook High School, and she was one... >>

Nectar fuel cell pictures and hands-on

Nectar fuel cell pictures and hands-on

By 7 January 2013

It's all well and good carrying a rechargeable battery around with you, but they generally have quite limited capacity and can't charge your phone more than a couple of times. Aside from carrying a massive one, batteries really aren't the solution. But... >>

Mophie juice pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S III review
4 out of 5

Mophie juice pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S III review

By 6 December 2012

Mophie is well-known for making the extra battery packs for the iPhone in to which your phone slides, giving you an extended battery and a sort of semi-protective shell. Mophie used to concentrate on iPhone, because it was the biggest single market, but... >>

Duracell Bunny is lit up using discarded batteries (video)

Duracell Bunny is lit up using discarded batteries (video)

By 19 October 2012

Duracell has constructed a 6ft 3in illuminating model of its Duracell Bunny, using discarded devices and presumed to be dead batteries. The project is designed to highlight how many batteries are thrown away before they run out of juice. The bumper bunny... >>