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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 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... >>

Lego Minecraft brings online bricks into the real world, full-sized

Lego Minecraft brings online bricks into the real world, full-sized

By 18 August 2014

Lego has released a new range of Minecraft kits, with full-sized bricks, available to buy now. These are just the start as more sets are due to follow. Until now the only Lego Minecraft available was micro sets with the blocks and characters shrunk down... >>

Chocolate Lego that you can eat is here to make tidying away bricks much more fun

Chocolate Lego that you can eat is here to make tidying away bricks much more fun

By 18 August 2014

While Lego is great fun to build, it's the clearing away of bricks that can be boring. That in mind a Japanese illustrator, designer and general genius has created chocolate Lego. These aren't official Lego bricks but hopefully the idea will be popular... >>

Motorola Moto 360 leaks: heart rate monitor, 4 September release date and $249 price

Motorola Moto 360 leaks: heart rate monitor, 4 September release date and $249 price

By 18 August 2014

The much anticipated round-faced Android Wear smartwatch is due to arrive in the Motorola Moto 360. Until now a date for its appearance wasn't clear. But Best Buy has just leaked the information early. American gadget retailer Best Buy put up a webpage... >>

Tempo is a 3-piece smartwatch system just for seniors, monitors daily patterns

Tempo is a 3-piece smartwatch system just for seniors, monitors daily patterns

By 14 August 2014

Just when you thought there was a smartwatch for every activity in mind...a new one comes along. And this latest entry into the wearables market is a sensor-packed wrist watch designed specifically for seniors. It's called Tempo. Recently introduced through... >>

Apple could kill the double-click with its haptic feedback and pressure sensitive mouse

Apple could kill the double-click with its haptic feedback and pressure sensitive mouse

By 14 August 2014

Apple may be preparing to build a new type of mouse that takes sensitivity and feedback to a new level. The "Force Sensing Mouse" has appeared on the US Patent and Trademark Office with plenty of details. The new mouse will have a pressure sensor under... >>

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.... >>

Amazon launches Square-like Local Register card reader for all platforms

Amazon launches Square-like Local Register card reader for all platforms

By 13 August 2014

Online retailer Amazon has introduced a mobile card reader called Local Register, essentially pitting itself against the likes of Square. Local Register enables you to swipe credit and debit cards using your mobile device equipped with Amazon's physical... >>

Sony Smartwatch 3 leaks before IFA, wireless charging, Wi-Fi direct and no Android Wear

Sony Smartwatch 3 leaks before IFA, wireless charging, Wi-Fi direct and no Android Wear

By 13 August 2014

Sony is expected to reveal its third smartwatch at the IFA trade show at the start of September. Now the Sony Smartwatch 3 has begun leaking specs. The rumours about the Smartwatch 3 have come from Chinese site Digi-Wo, which has apparently been reliable... >>