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Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

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Scientists are all working hard to find the Holy Grail of batteries and it looks like solid state could be a contender. A recent paper from researchers at MIT, working with Samsung, details a new type of battery. This solid-state powerhouse will last... >>

Nano ‘yolk’ batteries triple current capacity and charge full in six minutes

Nano ‘yolk’ batteries triple current capacity and charge full in six minutes

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Scientists at MIT have cracked a new type of battery that should blow current offerings out of their ionic waters. The "yolk" and "shell" batteries make use of nanoparticles to allow for greater expansion and contraction. The result is a battery that... >>

Asus ZenFone Max packs in a whopping 5,000mAh battery

Asus ZenFone Max packs in a whopping 5,000mAh battery

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The Asus ZenFone Max has been announced as a real treat for those that are into longer battery life from a larger battery. The Max packs a hefty 5,000mAh battery unit. We wrote a feature on smartphones with batteries larger than 3,000mAh and even these... >>

OnePlus Power Bank: A bank you can trust

OnePlus Power Bank: A bank you can trust

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There's a lot of hype about OnePlus. Among smartphone fans, OnePlus is probably the most talked about brand at the moment, which is surprising for a company that's relatively new on the scene. If you weren't paying attention, then you might not know that... >>

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

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

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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

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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... >>