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Tesla to unveil new super batteries at 30 April event: Time to go off grid?

Tesla to unveil new super batteries at 30 April event: Time to go off grid?

By 22 April 2015

Tesla head honcho Elon Musk announced on twitter that he'd be unveiling new products at a 30 April event. It appears these will be next generation batteries. Jeff Evanson, Tesla investor relations, says we can expect to see a pair of new batteries unveiled... >>

You can now get your free EE Power bar and swap it for newly charged ones in store

You can now get your free EE Power bar and swap it for newly charged ones in store

By 16 April 2015

EE announced its free portable charger scheme at the beginning of April and said it was "coming soon", but it is now available to all of its network and broadband customers. The EE Power incentive launches today to offer a free portable Power Bar charger... >>

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 13 April 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... >>

This battery can get a smartphone charged to full in just one minute

This battery can get a smartphone charged to full in just one minute

By 7 April 2015

Another day, another battery discovery. The latest is an aluminium graphite battery that can recharge in a smartphone in just one minute. This discovery has been made at Stanford University where scientists say this could be a viable replacement for current... >>

Wirelessly charge over 55-metres away, scientists crack proper wireless power

Wirelessly charge over 55-metres away, scientists crack proper wireless power

By 13 March 2015

Wireless charging is like the Holy Grail of gadgets these days. Imagine never having to think about battery ever again as your smartphone is always connected to power. A recent breakthrough is making this a reality. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency... >>

Samsung has the cutest battery packs you'll ever see

Samsung has the cutest battery packs you'll ever see

By 11 March 2015

When you think about cute and cuddly, there are probably two places your imagination doesn't go: external battery packs and Samsung. Well it seems that Samsung has indeed made the impossible possible, with its new Animal Edition batteries. External battery... >>

Forget Apple Watch, Oppo smartwatch is reported to fully charge in just five minutes

Forget Apple Watch, Oppo smartwatch is reported to fully charge in just five minutes

By 9 March 2015

The Apple Watch is set to launch today and yet the most exciting smartwatch development may come from Oppo. The Chinese manufacturer is reportedly set to unleash a watch that can charge to full in only five minutes. Oppo is a Chinese manufacturer that... >>

8 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

8 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

By 6 March 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015 has shown us that bigger batteries aren't always going to keep coming. Samsung opted for smaller power cells in its Galaxy S6 than the previous generation – in favour of faster charging. But some people want to avoid charging... >>

Quick Charge 2.0: What is it and why do you need it?

Quick Charge 2.0: What is it and why do you need it?

By 23 February 2015

Battery life is one of the most talked about areas for improvement in smartphones. Longer life and faster charging are at the top of the want list for many who are frustrated with constant device recharging as our mobile demands grow. Quick Charge 2.0... >>

Apple car looking more likely as electric car battery engineers get poached

Apple car looking more likely as electric car battery engineers get poached

By 19 February 2015

The Apple car rumour has been growing of late and now it appears some more evidence has appeared. Electric vehicle battery manufacturers are claiming Apple has been poaching its staff. According to A123 Systems, an electric car battery maker, Apple has... >>