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This battery charges back to full in 26 seconds, you can buy it now

This battery charges back to full in 26 seconds, you can buy it now

By 17 hours ago

Imagine recharging your battery in under 30-seconds, how easy keeping fully charged would be. Imagine no more, it's real. Inventor Shawn West has managed to create a rechargeable battery, currently to replace normal AA, AAA, C and D sized batteries, which... >>

Video shows what happens when you hit a Samsung battery with a hammer, a massive explosion

Video shows what happens when you hit a Samsung battery with a hammer, a massive explosion

By 22 July 2014

Ever wondered how safe that big old smartphone gadget is sitting in your pocket all day? It's pretty safe to be honest, but if you were to hit the battery with a sudden impact, like with a hammer, that really changes. Not that this is likely to happen.... >>

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... >>

Get three times more battery life by using sand

Get three times more battery life by using sand

By 10 July 2014

Scientists have come up with an alternative type of lithium-ion battery that uses sand to achieve three times better performance than current efforts. The battery is still lithium-ion like that found in your smartphone, but it uses sand instead of graphite... >>

Which mobile battery charger is best for you?

Which mobile battery charger is best for you?

By 2 July 2014

As smartphone screens grow ever larger and higher in resolution battery suffers. 4G is also an enemy of battery life and that's only getting faster. So without any battery breakthroughs coming anytime soon you're going to need a mobile charger to help... >>

Electric car, with light aluminium-air battery, travels 1,100 miles on a single charge, take note Tesla

Electric car, with light aluminium-air battery, travels 1,100 miles on a single charge, take note Tesla

By 16 June 2014

An electric car has been tested that managed a huge 1,100 mile range on a single charge. A massive jump from current electric cars like the Tesla Model S which tops out at around 300 miles. The secret to this super range is a type of battery technology... >>

Fuel battery looks like a mini jerry-can and provides 30 mins talk time to Android phones

Fuel battery looks like a mini jerry-can and provides 30 mins talk time to Android phones

By 14 February 2014

Imagine you have to make a phone call, but your Android phone has just 1 per cent battery. Instead of panicking, you simply pull a mini jerry-can from your pocket and give your device enough fuel to last for a 30-minute phone call.  You wouldn't... >>

New organic battery is nearly 97 per cent cheaper to make than metal batteries, and it's environmentally friendly

New organic battery is nearly 97 per cent cheaper to make than metal batteries, and it's environmentally friendly

By 10 January 2014

The future of power could be in organic batteries if a recent MIT discovery makes it to production. Scientists have created an organic flow battery that costs only $27 per kilowatt-hour compared to metal batteries at $700 per killowatt-hour - nearly a... >>

Urine powered batteries are here to charge your mobile as you pee, paid for by Bill Gates

Urine powered batteries are here to charge your mobile as you pee, paid for by Bill Gates

By 24 December 2013

It might sound like something from a sci-fi movie but urine powered batteries are a reality, and Bill Gates is funding them. The Bill Gates Foundation is funding further research by Bristol Robotic Laboratory who discovered the new power source. It’s... >>

Qualcomm's Snapdragon BatteryGuru for Android exits beta

Qualcomm's Snapdragon BatteryGuru for Android exits beta

By 28 May 2013

Qualcomm updated its Snapdragon BatteryGuru on Monday and brought the free Android app out of beta.  Everyone has battery life on the mind these days. From bright, high-resolution displays to apps that run quietly in the background, mobile devices hardly... >>