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Toshiba to develop SCiB battery for electric vehicles

07/05/2010, Toshiba will be working closely with Mitsubishi Motors to offer the SCiB battery to electric vehicles (EV) in the near future, and we can only presume that this will happen in Japan first before any other country. The SCiB has been touted to be...

Batteries powered by potatoes

06/21/2010, We are not going to look at our french fries the same way ever again, not after reading about Yissum Research Development Company Ltd. coming up with a “solid organic electric battery based upon treated potatoes.” Basically, this is a...

HP issues recall of notebook batteries

05/23/2010, HP has issued a recall of notebook batteries due to them being a fire hazard, where since May 2009, eleven people have been injured due to faulty batteries in HP notebooks no thanks to overheating and explosions. The batteries affected can be found in...

Hungry Batteries concept slim down as they get drained

05/21/2010, Designer Mac Funamizu has come up with a rather strange concept – the Hungry Batteries that will come in a traditional form factor, although they will physically end up slimmer and slimmer the less charge they hold. Basically, this is a visual aid...

AtoD Rechargeable Battery Offers A Size That Fits All

05/20/2010, Don’t you just hate it when the battery on your TV remote control dies and the only batteries you have at home are of a different size? Well, if you had the AtoD Rechargeable Battery at home, you wouldn’t have to worry about that. This concept...

Teardown: New MacBook Battery Could Fit Into The Previous MacBook

05/20/2010, The folks over at iFixit are doing their thing again, in this case it means taking apart Apple’s newly-announced 10-hour MacBook. While you might not be interested in the process of disassembling it, current MacBook owners might want to know that...

Android battery ought to last the day

05/19/2010, Out of all the folks who are rocking to Android-powered smartphones, there are bound to be a handful who suffer from a battery life which isn’t able to make it through the day – not something Google intended, according to Larry Page,...

GE offers Durathon battery for critical backup power

05/18/2010, General Electric, or GE, has come up with its Durathon battery that will target those who want a reliable critical backup power solution, and the Durathon will find itself at home when used in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) applications for large data...

Macbook Battery: HyperMac External Battery Hands-On

05/11/2010, Despite having at their disposal one of the longest battery life in the laptop world (under Mac OS), Macbook Pro owners don’t have the option of changing battery as they go. We’ve tried HyperMac, an external battery that acts as an external...

Samsung YP-RB MP3 player offers 60 hours of battery life

05/10/2010, We remember that there are certain folks out there who are extremely proud of their digital audio collection on their iPods, where they pride in the fact that it takes more than a week of non-stop audio playback on their iPods before repeating a song....

Tips on improving Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 battery life

04/14/2010, Modern smartphones tend to have one major issue – their battery life, or rather, the lack of it no thanks to numerous technologies crammed within with displays that suck up a whole lot of juice. Well, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is no different,...

Fuel Cell Powered Robotic Fish

03/16/2010, Robots of all kinds fascinate us, regardless of how big or how small they are. Now it seems that some of the brains at the Faculty of Engineering at Osaka City University have come up with a robotic fish that can swim around the tank powered by just a...