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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... >>

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 18 August 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... >>

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... >>

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 1 August 2014

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... >>