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

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

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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... >>

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... >>

Boost your battery by 800 per cent, using the Batteriser

Boost your battery by 800 per cent, using the Batteriser

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Every battery you have ever thrown out still had life in it. That's what the makers of Batteriser claim. And they know how to bring those batteries back to life. The Silicon Valley start-up, Batteroo, has created the Batteriser to essentially rewire a... >>

Today Tesla wants to change your home: Battery launch imminent

Today Tesla wants to change your home: Battery launch imminent

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Tesla is set to launch a brand new product later today at its 30 April event. Invites are out for what is expected to be the launch of a home battery that will change the way you think about power. Until now all we've seen from Tesla is an invite showing... >>

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?

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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

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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... >>