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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 14 October 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... >>

New battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes and has a life span 10 times longer than yours

New battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes and has a life span 10 times longer than yours

By 14 October 2014

Battery developments are appearing thick and fast these days as everyone scrambles to create the perfect system. The latest is a battery that will live for 2 years and when charging can get to 70 per cent capacity with just 2 minutes plugged in. The fast... >>

The Viro smartphone never needs to be recharged, due 1 October

The Viro smartphone never needs to be recharged, due 1 October

By 9 September 2014

Viro is a smartphone that sounds too good to be true. According to the company, which is teasing a 1 October announcement, this phone never needs to be charged. According to start-up company Viro's Facebook page the smartphone won't discharge thanks to... >>

These new technologies will shape our future

These new technologies will shape our future

By 26 August 2014

The expected future of technology, where everyone zips about in flying cars or lives on the Moon, might not turn out quite like that. Instead disruptive new technologies are changing the way we live now and will change our lives in the future entirely.... >>

Solid-state batteries offer double the life of lithium-ion, £15,000 electric car could follow

Solid-state batteries offer double the life of lithium-ion, £15,000 electric car could follow

By 21 August 2014

A Michigan start-up company, Sakti3, claims to have created a solid-state lithium battery which offers far more density than current batteries. It should result in double the battery life of current lithium-ion batteries. This could mean double the time... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Batteries are dead, smartphone charges itself using ambient sound

Batteries are dead, smartphone charges itself using ambient sound

By 14 August 2014

This could be the greatest power discovery for mobiles, ever. Researchers in the UK have built a phone that is able to charge using ambient sound in the atmosphere around it. The smartphone was built using a principle called the piezoelectric effect.... >>

Human powered gadgets are coming, sweat harnessed to create charge

Human powered gadgets are coming, sweat harnessed to create charge

By 13 August 2014

While battery advances are great, powering a device from the human body is the next level – and it's here. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have managed to create a sensors that attaches to human skin and harnesses sweat for power.... >>

Goodbye chargers and cables, long-range wireless charging is here in uBeam

Goodbye chargers and cables, long-range wireless charging is here in uBeam

By 7 August 2014

Wireless charging is the Holy Grail of mobiles. Currently it exists but requires a super close connection. A new discovery from start-up company uBeam will allow for wireless charging at range – meaning you can walk around the room on your phone while... >>