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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... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 teaser photos hint at enhanced battery life and faster charging

Samsung Galaxy S6 teaser photos hint at enhanced battery life and faster charging

By 18 February 2015

Samsung has released two photos, via Twitter, that could relate to enhanced battery performance on its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. READ: Samsung Galaxy S6: What's the story so far? The photos, tagged #TheNextGalaxy, feature a lightning bolt and... >>

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... >>

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

By 28 January 2015

Battery developments that speed up charging are great but ones that go green at the same time are even better. So this battery that can be recharged using water should make some serious waves. Japanese company Fuji Pigment has developed an aluminium-air... >>

Future chargers now: Belt battery, sole power shoes and more

Future chargers now: Belt battery, sole power shoes and more

By 22 December 2014

The future of power is a strange one. Already we're starting to see ways of transmitting electricity like you would with Wi-Fi over the air and battery breakthroughs for longer life cells are happening regularly. But we're still a long way off from unlimited... >>

Nanobatteries triple life, recharge in 12 minutes and are 80,000 times smaller than a human hair

Nanobatteries triple life, recharge in 12 minutes and are 80,000 times smaller than a human hair

By 19 November 2014

The future of batteries is in nanotechnology. Nanosize batteries that are 80,000 times smaller than a human hair could change the way we use mobile devices, build cars and even store green energy. The breakthrough has been in creating a "nanopore" which... >>