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PS3 controller battery lifespan under fire

12/08/2009, We’ve added the PlayStation 3 game console to our 2009 Uber10 list, but we’ve spotted on 1up that a Yahoo article warns potential buyers that once the battery dies (and we mean dies completely), it’s game over for the controller,...

Porsche Shows Lithium-ion Car Battery

11/24/2009, Weight is obviously one of the many enemies of fuel economy, and while folks who can afford Porsches generally shouldn’t have to worry about fuel economy, it’s still interesting to see Porsche come out with a lithium-ion replacement main...

Liquid metal battery being developed

11/20/2009, A group at MIT led by Professor Donald Sadoway is busy developing grid-scale storage solutions for times when electricity is scarce. They’ve come up with a rather novel way to keep things running, which is by using high temperature liquid metals....

Hello Kitty battery door

11/18/2009, As Hello Kitty celebrates her 35th anniversary with an air of eternal youthfulness around her, Coverco unveils a range of customizable battery doors for a wide range of cellphones that will feature the smug mug of Hello Kitty, alongside the option to...

Remote control requires no battery

11/18/2009, NEC and Soundpower have come together to develop a remote control prototype that does not require any battery to run at all, where it will target home electric appliances when commercialized. This remote control was made possible thanks to a...

New technology for safer batteries

11/17/2009, Engineers from the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute have managed to conjure up technology which makes room for a new “separator” which is resistant to external heat and impact. This bodes well for current battery technology, where high...

PhoneSuit Primo Micro Battery Pack

11/13/2009, So you’ve got an iPhone which has been serving you well for a long time now, but you really wish it came with a longer lasting battery. The PhoneSuit Primo Micro Battery Pack is here to help you out, where it delivers an 800mAh lithium-ion battery...

Ionic Battery Technology For The Future

11/07/2009, We’ve seen laptop and computer technology improve in leaps and bounds, but one thing that’s been rather constant is the crappy battery life, thanks to lithium-ion technology which hasn’t been replaced just yet. Is that set to change?...

New Duracell Battery With Power Meter

11/06/2009, It’s always irritating to dig up a bunch of half-used batteries in the drawer and not be sure which ones are usable. Duracell has probably been listening to a bunch of complaints from users, and came up with the Duracell Ultra Advanced with...

DIY battery powered USB charger

11/02/2009, Check out this DIY battery powered USB charger that requires but a handful of extremely cheap components, although you will need some semblance of skill and electronics know-how before making your very own USB charger that won’t fry connected...

reNEW Solar Battery Charger

10/20/2009, Check out the reNEW Solar Battery Charger concept that does come across as some sort of decorative frame which hangs out on your window through the use of a suction cup, where it will sit pretty on any table. When you take a closer look at it, you will...

KDDI fuel cell makes battery recharging a snap

10/08/2009, KDDI has recently shown off a new fuel cell battery that can be refilled with methanol, where it will run for up to 320 hours before requiring another refill. This prototype fuel cell is a type of hybrid device which will be coupled to a lithium ion...

Nuclear battery shrunk to penny sizes

10/08/2009, Researchers have managed to work out a penny-sized “nuclear battery” which is capable of producing energy from radioisotopes decay. While this technology is not new as it has seen action in military and aerospace applications to date,...

Wind Up Battery

10/05/2009, Rechargeable batteries do address the waste dump problem, but they’re of no use whenever they run out of juice and you don’t have a power outlet nearby to keep them recharged. Enter the Wind Up Battery concept that will recharge its batteries...