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Sony launches flat external batteries

09/24/2012, If there is a scourge to modern technology, it would definitely have a whole lot to do with battery life. While battery capacities increase, the device manufacturers tend to cram in more and more features in their hardware that guzzle up the additional...

The Chewing Gum Battery concept looks incredibly handy

09/06/2012, Battery packs for smartphones tend to add unnecessary bulk to the device, making it thicker and heavier than it already is. Mobile chargers too can be quite bulky and heavy and do not always fit into your pocket, thus requiring you to bring a bag wherever...

Alleged iPhone 5 battery compared with iPhone 4S counterpart

09/05/2012, What you see above (courtesy of repair site iResQ) could very well be the first images of the battery which will be used in the upcoming iPhone 5 smartphone, and it certainly seems to be blown up a wee bit longer, just like the purported display of the...

Wood battery might be the future

08/16/2012, I wonder then – if future batteries were to be made out of wood of sorts, then isn’t it more flammable than today’s lithium ion batteries which are used in a myriad of devices? Well, researchers are currently working on a battery that is...

New car battery charges in “minutes”

08/15/2012, In the battery circles, some have argued for years that carbon batteries could eventually steal the show to lithium-ion ones, but so far it hasn’t been the case. A new battery for electric cars which being developed in  Korea may change this as it...

Nissan unveils new battery capacity estimators

07/06/2012, Nissan has just revealed a very useful service for its popular electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf. The service allows the owner of  Leaf to better gauge whether or not their battery has enough power left to get them to their destination. The service will...

New spray-on batteries could revolutionize energy storage

07/02/2012, Renewable energy has been one of the most researched topics ever since gas and oil prices have begun to rise and people have paid attention to their effects on the environment. Making your home run on renewable energy can be quite challenging and in some...

Paintable battery invented at Rice University

06/29/2012, A battery that can be spray painted? That certainly sounds like quite the novel idea, and it has been implemented by researchers over at Rice University, allowing virtually any object to be converted into an electricity storage device. This particular...

Super Lithium-Ion Battery from Washington State University

05/22/2012, Researchers over at the Washington State University (WSU) might have stumbled upon a solution that many of us would love to have – the Super Lithium-Ion Battery. The superlative word “super” is used simply because this new discovery is...

Extended battery for HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE arriving early

04/26/2012, Although the Big Red that is Verizon hasn’t launched the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, it hasn’t stopped the Taiwanese conglomerate from shipping the accessories that will go along with the device. Two particular devices that currently deserves...

Clams provide battery power apart from being rich in iron

04/25/2012, For those of you who love your clams, perhaps it is time to see them in new light. Apart from being an extremely rich source of iron (although there is also the risk of obtaining a touch of food poisoning in the process if it is not properly cooked and...