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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... >>

This battery can get a smartphone charged to full in just one minute

This battery can get a smartphone charged to full in just one minute

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Another day, another battery discovery. The latest is an aluminium graphite battery that can recharge in a smartphone in just one minute. This discovery has been made at Stanford University where scientists say this could be a viable replacement for current... >>

Wirelessly charge over 55-metres away, scientists crack proper wireless power

Wirelessly charge over 55-metres away, scientists crack proper wireless power

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Wireless charging is like the Holy Grail of gadgets these days. Imagine never having to think about battery ever again as your smartphone is always connected to power. A recent breakthrough is making this a reality. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency... >>

Forget Apple Watch, Oppo smartwatch is reported to fully charge in just five minutes

Forget Apple Watch, Oppo smartwatch is reported to fully charge in just five minutes

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The Apple Watch is set to launch today and yet the most exciting smartwatch development may come from Oppo. The Chinese manufacturer is reportedly set to unleash a watch that can charge to full in only five minutes. Oppo is a Chinese manufacturer that... >>

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

8 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... >>