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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... >>

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 3 February 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... >>

Goodbye batteries, skin powered gadgets are finally here

Goodbye batteries, skin powered gadgets are finally here

By 3 February 2015

Wearables and smart clothing are going to be appearing in huge numbers in 2015 but the problem with them will always be the same – power. Or will it? A breakthrough flexible nanogenerator, revealed at the MEMS 2015 conference last week, could fix power... >>

Is it safe to charge my phone overnight? Top tips to extend battery life

Is it safe to charge my phone overnight? Top tips to extend battery life

By 2 February 2015

Modern smartphones, tablets and laptops with lithium-ion batteries take a lot of charging. But when's best? Is overnight too much? Does keeping it topped up damage the battery? We've tried to dispel myths and clarify how your phone, tablet and laptop... >>

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... >>